Wednesday, May 11, 2016
When in Danger When in Doubt, Run in Circles, SCREAM and SHOUT!
The ACLU has found reported some troubling news, according formerly Great Britain's The Guardian:
The report finds that one out of every six beds in the country’s acute care hospitals is in a hospital with Catholic affiliations and that Catholic hospitals make up 15%, or 548, of the country’s hospitals. Those numbers attest to the sharp rise in Catholic control of medical institutions over a decade: since 2001, through a steady thrum of sales and mergers, the number of hospitals with Catholic ties has gone up by 22%. Many public health advocates regard this trend with alarm. At Catholic hospitals, all medical staff must follow a set of rules set out by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that bar abortion and any products or procedures to induce sterility, such as emergency contraception or tubal ligations.
Of my gosh! Only 85% of all hospitals do abortions and such things! We wouldn't want women to make informed choices as to where they will deliver their children, do we?
I wonder what the Anglican Hospitals in England do on such matters. Oh, wait...there aren't any?