When you're in the middle of an emergency, this is the sign you want to see. HOSPITAL, followed by an arrow that can take you to the front door.
I was reading recently about St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. Remember that one? It's the hospital that was chartered by the Catholic Church and then the Bishop stripped everything catholic from the facility after finding out Dr.'s made a decision to abort a baby to save a mother's life.
The National News went CRAZY, of course it wouldn't have been such a big deal if there wasn't a religous motive behind the scolding. But since there was a foundation of faith calling an action into question, there was a media storm crying out for the hospital.
Have you ever been in conversations like this? If Person A was going to die, and Person B was going to die, and you have the power to save only one, which one do you save? It's a Basic Bio-Ethics question.
How far do we go to save a life? Do we help the one to save the many, or sacrifice the one to save the whole? I used to love those classes.
Well, evidently the Vatican is writing a clear directive for the Catholic stance on Bio-Ethics in lieu of the controversy in Phoenix. Click Here for the Full Article. I look forward to reading a faith stance on some of these issues, as they really have a play on how we live, and why we choose to do the things we do.
The classic argument of Abortion continues to rule the American Political scene. People regulate their votes on someone who tritefully use the words pro-life or pro-choice in their stump speeches, only to serve for the years in office to effect NO CHANGE. (see the last 30 years of abortions in America under both Democrats AND Republican governance.)
I feel as though we need to debate the values of human life. We need to have real discussions about where life comes from, and how we respond in emergencies. We should talk about humanity as it relates to disease, our responsibility to Cancer Research, and our overwhelming need to protect the unborn.
Can't wait to see what the Vatican puts out this year. Should be some great conversations, for sure here at www.andybraner.com