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Washington State Case Study: A Difficult Miscarriage Made Worse by Hospital's Religious Restrictions on Care

Lori Freedman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Lori Freedman

The effects of the doctrine on care are complex and merit a better response than telling women they can get their reproductive health needs met elsewhere. Ultimately, institutions providing ob-gyn care must be held to the same standards regardless of their religious affiliation -- and if not -- who will make sure patients understand how their care may be compromised?

Catholic Hospitals Break Ranks On Contraception Mandate

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all e...

How Many More Women Like Savita Halappanavar Should We Tolerate?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

I do not doubt in the least that Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops take their task with the utmost seriousness and compassion. But, ethics are informed by experience and, as such, their ethics will remain fatally flawed and their conclusions fatally unjust.

The Demise of the Catholic Hospital Brand

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
Barbara Coombs Lee

It used to be Americans viewed Catholic hospitals and health care systems with universal respect and trust, but high-profile power plays by the bishops recently pushed the brand onto a steep downward slide.

Every Sperm Is Sacred? Jewish Perspectives On Contraception

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

The questions that exist around reproductive health care and religious ethics are profound and challenging. Yet, some of the loudest voices in the media are labeling contraception coverage an attack on religious liberty.

Jon Ward

Romney's Emergency Contraception Decision Flares Anew

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Catholic Church expressed outrage against the White House in recent days for a health care mandate they say violates their consci...

Catholic Bishops Trying To Find Relevance In Health Insurance Debate

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Fred Rotondaro

It was the Catholic Hospital Association, following its conscience and in opposition to the bishops, which supported the health care bill.

HHS "ABC" Rule: Anybody But Catholics Has Religion Freedom

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

This egregious violation of religious freedom marks the first time in our history that the federal government is forcing religious people and groups to ante up for services that violate their consciences.

HHS Needs To Remove Itself From The Sanctuary

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has gone beyond nuzzling its nose where it does not belong. It has plunked itself right in the middle of the sanctuary.

Sierra Vista Chooses Community Over Catholicism

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Barbara Coombs Lee

An increasingly conservative hierarchy is flexing its muscle and leaving hospitals with a stark choice: buckle under pressure from Catholic authority or break the shackles of Vatican oversight.

Are Families To Blame For Declining Number Of Nuns?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service If she had listened to her parents, Sister Jenn Graus might never have professed vows last month to join the Co...

Study Says Religious Hospitals More Efficient, Provide Better Care

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Catholic and other church-run health care systems in the U.S. are more efficient and provide higher quali...

Catholic Hospitals Endorse Health Care Bill In Split With Anti-Abortion Groups

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group representing Catholic hospitals Saturday rallied behind President Barack Obama's health care bill ahead of a House vote in ...

Catholic Hospitals Back Health Care Reform: Bart Stupak Continues to Whine

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

A group representing America's Catholic hospitals announced last week that it would support the Senate's health care reform legislation, breaking rank with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.