Monday, October 31, 2016

ACLU complaint targets nation’s largest Catholic hospital system over sterilization

Image result for American Civil Liberties UnionDescribing sterilization as “essential health care,” the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights against Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic hospital system, as well as a subsidiary, Genesys Health System.

Arguing that “Ascension and Genesys’s policy banning tubal ligations discriminates against … women on the basis of sex,” the ACLU called upon the federal government “to take steps to ensure that Ascension and Genesys adhere to the non-discrimination protections guaranteed by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.”

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