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Judge: Catholic Hospital Doesn't Have to Perform Tubal Ligation

He rules it's not sex discrimination

(Newser) - A San Francisco judge has denied a woman's request that he require a Catholic hospital to perform a tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy. Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith on Thursday upheld his previous tentative ruling that Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California, was not engaging in sex discrimination by... More »

Woman Sues Catholic Bishops Over Hospital Miscarriage

Catholic hospitals' abortion rule puts women at risk: lawsuit

(Newser) - A Michigan woman is suing US Catholic bishops after having a painful miscarriage at a Catholic hospital that did not offer her an abortion, the Detroit Free Press reports. In her lawsuit, Tamesha Means says she went to Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon in 2010 when her water broke after... More »

White House Revamps Contraception Rules

But rules out a broader exemption

(Newser) - The Obama administration today officially issued a proposed change to its rule mandating that employers offer their female employees insurance that includes copay-free access to contraception. Under the new rule, women who work for a religiously-affiliated employer, such as a Catholic hospital, will still get free access to contraceptives, but... More »

Catholic Church Cuts Ties With Hospital Over Abortion

Phoenix facility performed one to save the mother's life

(Newser) - When a Catholic hospital in Phoenix performed an abortion to save the life of the mother, the Catholic Church excommunicated the nun who gave the go-ahead. Now it's severed ties with the hospital itself, reports the Los Angeles Times . The city's bishop stripped St. Joseph's Hospital of its Catholic affiliation... More »

Catholic Hospitals Back Senate Bill on Abortion

Support compromise bishops call 'morally unacceptable'

(Newser) - In a break from their holdout bishops, Catholic hospitals signaled this week that they they will support the abortion-financing provision in the Senate health reform bill passed on Christmas Eve. The Senate bill allows states to bar the use of federal subsidies for insurance plans that cover abortion, and requires... More »

Bishops to Press Obama on Abortion Ban

Catholic leaders re-energize abortion opposition at annual meet

(Newser) - America's Roman Catholic bishops appear to be on a collision course with the Obama administration over abortion, the Chicago Tribune reports. At the bishops’ annual meeting yesterday in Baltimore the group began drafting a statement that will call on the president-elect to outlaw the procedure. The bishops also threatened to... More »

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