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Washington Policy Disclosures Provide Little Clarity on Reproductive Health-Care Access at Hospitals

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.

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.

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Why I Refuse to Be Taken to a Catholic Hospital—And Why Other Women Should Too

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If you’re pregnant and wind up in a Catholic hospital, you could find yourself in more trouble after you’ve seen a doctor than before you walked in the door.

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150 Doctors Say Don’t Stop Abortions at Abington Hospital

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Is the hospital’s plan to merge with a Catholic hospital beginning to unravel?

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Doctors in Pennsylvania Hospital Merger Ready To Resign Over Ending Abortion Access

The new hospital may not be able to perform abortions, and they may lose key staff over the issue.

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Kentucky Governor Firmly Rejects Hospital Merger with Catholic Health Initiatives

Gov. Steve Beshear has twice denied a request from University Hospital to merge with two private hospitals.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said January 9, 2012 for the second time in two weeks that he was rejecting a hospital merger of the publicly-funded University Hospital with a Catholic-oriented consortium, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).

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Roundup: Texas HIV Programs Forced to Turn Away Low Income Patients

Montana may have parental notification ballot measure, homebirth by midwife could be covered by insurance in Vermont, Texas turning away HIV patients, hospital merger in Arizona, and Planned Parenthood of South Florida responds to Rep. Alan West.

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Proposed Hospital Buyout Could Limit Reproductive, End-of-Life Care

The contentious transfer of two Colorado-based Exempla hospitals to a Catholic health care network is likely to further shrink comprehensive health care services for Denver-area patients because they violate church doctrine.

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