Genesys Health System has stopped offering tubal ligations to cesarean section patients because such procedures violate Catholic doctrine, according to a letter sent to to Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by the American Civil Liberties Union.
In what universe is any private institution providing services in a competitive marketplace entitled to public funding? Apparently a universe where children without stable homes are denied the opportunity to join a loving family because of someone else’s bigotry.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ruled Wednesday it lacks the authority to investigate a complaint, filed by the ACLU of Colorado, alleging that a rural hospital illegally mandated a staff doctor not to discuss abortion with patients.
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.
The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.
Attorney arguments for major Catholic health provider may set precedent bolstering arguments against fetal personhood.
Many U.S. rabbis and ministers have long recognized the moral wisdom of ensuring wide availability of safe and effective birth control.
Lawsuit against Catholic Health Initiatives appealed to Colorado Supreme Court.
The payoff for getting into debates with today’s Catholic hierarchy seems pretty low.
From health care reform to the life-saving abortion for a young mother in Phoenix, the Catholic Church hierachy has been deeply divided with nuns on one side and bishops on the other.