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XemaSab

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Mon Dec 7, 2015, 04:24 AM Dec 2015

Hospital in Redding denies 2 more women tubal ligation [View all]

A Northern California Catholic hospital that refused to let a woman’s doctor sterilize her after childbirth, then changed course after being threatened with a sex-discrimination lawsuit, has denied tubal ligations to two more pregnant women, citing religious principles.

Mercy Medical Center in Redding, owned by Dignity Health of San Francisco, is again facing a possible lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the two women, joined this time by a nationwide group, Physicians for Reproductive Health.

“California law ... does not permit hospitals open to the general public and supported by public funds to deny patients medically indicated pregnancy-related care,” lawyers for the women and the doctors’ group said Dec, 2 in a letter to the hospital and its owner. “Nor does it permit corporate entities to elevate their theological tenets over patient health.”

In response, the hospital issued a statement saying that “in general, it is our practice not to provide sterilization services at Dignity Health’s Catholic facilities” because of the “ethical and religious directives” that govern Catholic hospitals.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Hospital-in-Redding-denies-2-more-women-tubal-6680121.php

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Good - so cut the Federal money malaise Dec 2015 #1
Hell yes! get the red out Dec 2015 #3
Exactly! smirkymonkey Dec 2015 #10
Boom. This. hifiguy Dec 2015 #14
Stop giving these hospitals tax payers' money! leftofcool Dec 2015 #2
"ethical" my arse - ethically, the hospital is objectively evil in this case muriel_volestrangler Dec 2015 #4
WAR on women Omaha Steve Dec 2015 #5
This happened to me in 1981 in Toledo, Ohio Holly_Hobby Dec 2015 #6
I was born there! ellie Dec 2015 #9
I suspect the reason I was denied Holly_Hobby Dec 2015 #11
I had huge problems getting an IUD, because they were afraid it would screw up my fertility.... bettyellen Dec 2015 #19
No Catholic hospitals here but in 1977 I had to doctor shop to get a tubal csziggy Dec 2015 #13
You got that right - Holly_Hobby Dec 2015 #23
what is the term the zealot assholes use??? ah yes....defund them dembotoz Dec 2015 #7
Frankly, I think that no woman should go near any MineralMan Dec 2015 #8
That's nice. A lot of women don't have a choice. LeftyMom Dec 2015 #12
Well, in the case of Redding, CA, there is also the MineralMan Dec 2015 #17
The hospital that was caught performing open heart surgery on healthy people? LeftyMom Dec 2015 #20
Well, that happened in 2004 and earlier. MineralMan Dec 2015 #21
They've been hella sketch more recently than that XemaSab Dec 2015 #22
Xposted to California group KamaAina Dec 2015 #15
Do they allow men to have vasectomies at that facility? KamaAina Dec 2015 #16
well of course Skittles Dec 2015 #24
The so called "ethics" that governs Catholics is incompatible with public health, honestly I... Humanist_Activist Dec 2015 #18
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