Sunday, July 26, 2009

Help Abort or Be Fired: A Nurse in Brooklyn

The New York Post put "forced" in quotes for their headline: "NURSE 'FORCED' TO HELP ABORT". I suppose, technically, nobody forced Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo to help kill another person. And, the paper is careful to use words like "claims."

Bottom line? Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo is one of 'those' people: a Catholic. And, unlike some ardent Catholics in high political office, Caherina knows what the Church teaches about killing babies.

She wasn't forced into anything. She had a choice: help kill a baby, or lose her job - and probably the chance of getting another one for quite a while.

Pressured by her betters, nurse Cenzon-DeCarlo assisted in the, ah, procedure.

I don't envy her. She was given the choice of not just losing her job, but probably being blackballed by the rest of the medical industry. This isn't the best time to be looking for work while being barred from the sort of work you're trained for: and she has a family to consider.

Ideally, she'd have refused to be an accomplice to murder. Now, although there won't be legal penalties, she's got some serious catching-up to do with what's called her 'inner life.'

The people I'm more upset with are the murderers who forced this nurse to be a party to their killing.

My suggestion: pray for Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo and her family; for healing and help. Pray for the medical bosses; for knowledge of what killing a baby means, and whatever it takes to stop murdering people. And, pray for America's leaders, for whatever change of heart it takes to make them realize that killing babies isn't nice, and that people shouldn't do it.

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