One can understand that a person might be slightly deranged because of sorrow and grief, but this is an evil act.
This is the sort of thing that will occur more and more often.
Michigan woman sues U.S. Catholic bishops over miscarriage treatment
(Reuters) – A Michigan woman has sued the U.S. Catholic bishops, arguing that a Catholic hospital in Michigan denied her adequate treatment during a painful miscarriage because of a policy banning even the discussion of abortion as an option.
Tamesha Means said she went to a Catholic hospital in Muskegon, Michigan, the only hospital within 30 minutes of her home, when her water broke in December 2010 after only 18 weeks of pregnancy, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in Detroit federal court.
Despite her being in excruciating pain and with virtually no chance her pregnancy could survive, Mercy Health Partners told Means there was nothing it could do and did not tell Means that terminating her pregnancy was an option and the safest course for her condition, the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit accuses the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops of creating health care 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.”
About 15 percent of the 800,000 beds in the U.S. are in a Catholic hospital, according to the Catholic Health Association. [Sr. Carol Keehan and the CHA gave cover to catholic politicians to vote for Obamacare, the “AFFORDABLE” Care Act. Obamacare will result in the devastation of swaths of the economy and Catholic health providers. Sr. Keehan… GIVE BACK THAT PEN!] In those hospitals, medical professionals must comply with the bishops’ directives, which prohibit suggesting or performing abortions.
The American Civil Liberties Union is representing Means in the lawsuit. [Isn’t that ironic? Who cares about the civil liberties of CATHOLICS? Not the ACLU.]
What is the solution?
Is it time to close every Catholic hospital?
Another take from another liberal news source, MSNBC. Alas, it says that this may be the first case of its kind. And it shows that the ACLU has been trying to stick it to the Catholic Church in a related way in Colorado.
A priest wrote to me. I will anonymize it so that he isn’t targeted and threatened:
I’m the pastor at ___, MI. During the summer, the Muskegon County Health Dept. and the Michigan ACLU had a conference at Muskegon Community College to inform women of there reproductive healthcare “rights” within religiously run institutions.
As soon as I saw the announcement, I said “this is a set-up”, as the only hospitals in Muskegon are Catholic hospitals.
Here’s the proof:
FYI–I saved a copy of the PDF in my iBook app.
Yes, this sure had the smell of “ambulance chaser” didn’t it?