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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ACLU Sues Catholic Bishops Over Abortion Directives to Hospitals

The New York Times: Bishops Sued Over Policies on Abortion at Hospitals, by Erik Eckholm:

The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Monday that it had filed a lawsuit against the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops, arguing that their anti-abortion directives to Catholic hospitals hamper proper care of pregnant women in medical distress, leading to medical negligence.

The suit was filed in federal court in Michigan on Friday on behalf of a woman who says she did not receive accurate information or care at a Catholic hospital there, exposing her to dangerous infections after her water broke at 18 weeks of pregnancy. . . .

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