RedTracker| For American women — and others worldwide — who aren’t clear where the Vatican stands on the importance of a woman vs the priority of the child she is caring, read on. As Rep Bart Stupak said during the health hearings, a pregnant woman is a “womb with occupant”.
The reality of that assessment is evidenced in the pot of scalding water Sister Margaret McBride in Phoenix finds herself in.
Sister Margaret was a senior administrator of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix. She consented to an abortion for a 27-year-old mother of four, suffering from a serious medical complication called pulmonary hypertension. There was a high probability that the pregnancy would kill her.