More On Sister Margaret McBride, The Nun Who Approved A Life-Saving Abortion

This is mostly previously reported information, but it does include an appearance by Canon lawyer Kevin O’Rourke, a priest who both sides with Sister McBride and admits that the Church’s policy of automatically excommunicating anyone who permits an abortion but not automatically excommunicating pedophile priests “doesn’t look good”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuRPSoRMY9E&hl=en_US&fs=1&

My views on the ethical issues raised by this story can be found in these the posts, Legalism Over Life: Nun Supports Life-Saving Abortion And Gets Excommunicated and Moral Actions, Moral Sentiments, Moral Motives, and Moral Justifications: More On The Nun Excommunicated For Approving A Life-Saving Abortion, which I blogged shortly after the story broke.

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