As required by a new state mandate, most hospitals in Washington have submitted their policies on patients’ access to a variety of health-care options. However, the policies vary significantly in format, information provided, and availability of access for people seeking reproductive health care.
Rhetoric trying to redefine contraception not as health care but as a sexual kink is becoming a mainstream conservative preoccupation, especially in light of the Affordable Care Act listing contraception as a preventive care service. What can be done to fight back, before the right start seriously chipping away at access?
The new rules were ordered by Gov. Jay Inslee in response to a wave of hospital mergers in which Catholic hospital associations have joined with secular hospitals, raising concerns about reproductive health-care policies.
In a scathing report released yesterday on the Holy See’s adherence to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an aggressive UN committee knocked the Holy See off the high ground.
A Colorado cardiologist says “everyone is acting in a very adult and mature manner” since the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed a complaint in November alleging that a rural Catholic hospital illegally prohibits doctors from discussing abortion with their patients.
A report released this week by the American Civil Liberties Union and the MergerWatch Project documents the rise in Catholic-sponsored or -affiliated hospitals and the negative impact of that rise on women’s access to reproductive health care.
A federal judge ruled Monday the Obama administration’s accommodation for religiously-affiliated employers did not go far enough in protecting religious liberties.
A new lawsuit claims Catholic-owned hospitals are negligent in treating pregnant people, while the Roberts Court takes up two challenges to the contraception mandate in the health-care reform law.
The bishops are engaging in a public relations campaign that is more myth than fact. Here are several claims you can expect to hear from the bishops—followed by the truth about what health care under the “Ethical and Religious Directives” means for people who need care at a Catholic hospital.
Across the United States, religious health-care corporations are absorbing once secular and independent hospitals and in the process imposing religious restrictions that sometimes pit standard medical practice against theology.