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April 26, 2019

Religion denying medical care based on doctrine rather than medical need

Filed under: Fascism, Harm, Health, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:12

Bishops Are Closing Loopholes That Let Catholic Hospitals Provide Contraception

Bishops Are Closing Loopholes That Let Catholic Hospitals Provide Contraception

We all know Catholic teaching rejects the idea of contraception, but doctors at some Catholic hospitals have found ways around that by using various loopholes. Until now. The Church is now clamping down on those loopholes to make sure doctors at Catholic hospitals are more concerned about following dogma than doing what’s best for patients.

You heard it from the doctor herself. They were giving good healthcare and taking care of their patients. But that changed last year when the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved new rules requiring all Catholic hospitals to make sure all administrators and employees followed their rules. There would be no more “sin rooms.”

 We remain committed to caring for the patients and communities we serve in the spirit of our Catholic values and faith-based mission.”

That’s last sentence makes it sounds like patient care and Catholic values are always in line. They’re not. The new rules prioritize doctrine over health. And as we’ve seen in the past, many patients don’t realize what these restrictions are until it’s too late.

The changes at MercyOne are not unique to that hospital or even to Iowa. But this article points a spotlight on one area where things are getting much worse for patients as a direct result of Catholic intervention.


  1. The thing that is so worrying about this is that pregnant women in emergency situations are taken by ambulance to the closest hospital. If it is a religious-affiliated institution, their options are limited, sometimes at the cost of their lives. And there may not be time to arrange transfer to a hospital that offers a full range of services.

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    Comment by SAR — April 26, 2019 @ 14:49

    • Hello SAR. Thanks for the information. It is horrible and should be illegal. I do not understand how these people can live with themselves to cause a persons death when they have the power to prevent it. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — April 26, 2019 @ 14:51

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