House Bill 5674 is grounded in medical science and puts patient safety above religious ideology.
A medical emergency is a dire situation, no matter who you are or what you believe. But when a patient shows up in the emergency room of a Catholic-affiliated hospital, she doesn’t know whether she’ll be treated based on established medical standards of care or the religious beliefs of the hospital and staff. This can have life-threatening consequences, as I’ve written about here for more than a year
Catholic health systems are governed by religious directives written by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. These directives forbid Catholic-affiliated facilities to provide abortion care, reproductive healthcare and other services based strictly on religious beliefs — not medical standards.…Read more ›