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dc.contributor.editorHorwitz, Raineyen_US
dc.creatorCleveland, Claire
dc.date2019-10-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-11T18:15:24Z
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dc.date.created2019-10-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13128
dc.description.abstractIn 2010, the Catholic Church excommunicated Margaret McBride, a nun and ethics board member at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. McBride was excommunicated latae sententiae, or automatically, for approving a therapeutic abortion, which is an abortion that is required to save a pregnant woman’s life. McBride approved an abortion for a woman who was twenty-seven years old, eleven weeks pregnant with her fifth child, and suffered from pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening condition during pregnancy. Following McBride’s decision, St. Joseph’s lost its affiliation with the Catholic Church, which it had maintained since the late 1800s. Affiliation with the Catholic Church required that the hospital abide by Canon Law, which is the law of the Catholic Church. Under Canon Law, abortion is serious wrongdoing that could result in excommunication, as it did in the case of McBride. McBride’s excommunication illustrated the impact that affiliation of Catholicism with hospitals had on patients’ ability to receive comprehensive reproductive health care.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectConcepten_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortionen_US
dc.subject.lcshPregnancy terminationen_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshEthicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCatholicen_US
dc.subject.lcshChurchen_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductive Rightsen_US
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Therapeuticen_US
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Legalen_US
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complicationsen_US
dc.subject.meshParturitionen_US
dc.subject.meshCatholicismen_US
dc.subject.meshRoman Catholic Ethicsen_US
dc.titleThe Excommunication of Margaret McBride (2009–2010)en_US
dc.title.alternativeMcBrideen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoEthicsen_US
dc.subject.tagabortion rightsen_US
dc.subject.tagmedical ethicsen_US
dc.subject.tagMargaret McBrideen_US
dc.subject.tagCatholic Hospitalsen_US
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