A Catholic hospital in Redding can refuse to perform a common birth control procedure, a San Francisco judge said Thursday. Rebecca Chamorro sued Mercy Medical Center for sex discrimination after the hospital withheld the procedure, known as tubal ligation, on religious grounds. We discuss the implications of the ruling.
Judge Says Catholic Hospital Can Deny Tubal Ligation
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Lisa Aliferis, Editor, KQED's State of Health blog
Elizabeth Gill, senior staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Lori Dangberg, Vice President, Alliance of Catholic and Catholic-Associated Health Care