Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ACLU is now suing the USCCB because Catholic hospitals will not permit abortions

The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on behalf of a woman who was not informed by a Catholic hospital in Muskegon, Michigan of the option to terminate her pregnancy when her water broke after 18 weeks of pregnancy. The complaint alleges negligence "for promulgating and implementing directives that cause pregnant women who are suffering from a miscarriage to be denied appropriate medical care, including information about their condition and treatment options."  The suit complains that the USCCB's Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services provide that abortion is never permitted.

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