The first in a series on Catholic Urban Legends.
Catholic Urban Legend
"Welcome to the 'emergency permission for sterilization' line. Please listen carefully to the following menu, as our options have changed.
"If your belly is open, and the obstetrician is demanding sterilization, please press 1.
"For any other reason, press 2."
(Press 1 or 2)
"You have completed the 'bishop's emergency permission for sterilization' procedure. Thank you and have a nice day."
As I said, there is no proof that such a protocol exists, yet I have heard about it more than once. I am willing to invest some of my time and a lot of someone else's money to prove or disprove the existence of this 'emergency permission for sterilization' legend. All I need are some investors, and perhaps one day I shall be featured on a show on the History Channel.