Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Loyola Health System Induces Labor as Means of Abortion
Story here. Since Loyola is a Catholic organization, it is not allowed to perform abortions. But, according to Catholic sanctions, it is acceptable to induce labor once a child is viable -- I'm assuming this is to potentially save the life of the child. Doctors at Loyola, as well as Providence Health System on the West Coast, use this as a loophole: they wait until a child is technically viable (the cutoff is 23 to 26 weeks), and then induce labor, fully expecting the child to die after birth.