Margaret McBride

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Catholic Church Cuts Ties With Hospital Over Abortion

Phoenix facility performed one to save the mother's life

(Newser) - When a Catholic hospital in Phoenix performed an abortion to save the life of the mother, the Catholic Church excommunicated the nun who gave the go-ahead. Now it's severed ties with the hospital itself, reports the Los Angeles Times . The city's bishop stripped St. Joseph's Hospital of its Catholic affiliation... More »

Screwy Catholic Church Axes Nun Who OK'd Abortion

It saved mom's life, but church doesn't care

(Newser) - News that the Catholic Church has excommunicated a nun because she approved an abortion to save a mother's life (see NPR's story here ) doesn't make much sense to a blogger at Feministe . The nun, an administrator at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix, apparently was supposed to let this woman... More »

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