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  • abortions
  • Apparently the Hospital was willing to accommodate Pedro's objection to receiving vaccines, but not her objection to participating in abortions. (blogspot.com)
  • In response to a lawsuit we filed against Trinity for systematically refusing to treat pregnant women in emergencies, the hospital giant recently submitted a brief that argues (incorrectly) that state and federal law allow Trinity to "refuse to allow abortions to be performed on hospital premises," in the context of emergency miscarriage treatment when the woman's life or health is at risk. (aclu.org)
  • Religious hospitals often prohibit their doctors from performing abortions - even if they do so at unaffiliated clinics, says Noel León, a lawyer with the National Women's Law Center . (npr.org)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is seeking to further protect the "conscience and religious freedom" of health workers whose beliefs prevent them from carrying out abortions and other procedures, in an effort likely to please conservative Christian activists and other supporters of President Donald Trump. (reuters.com)
  • In the past, she also demanded from Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to impose sanctions on hospitals that refuse to perform abortions for religious reasons, but Litzman has yet reply to her demand. (ynetnews.com)
  • Just a few years ago, they attempted to enact regulations for accrediting medical schools and teaching hospitals to force medical students and young doctors to be trained to perform abortions. (consciencelaws.org)
  • ACLU
  • Writing in the Washington Times, Robert Knight made the same accusation, but added, "Since only the Catholic Church bothered to build a hospital within 30 minutes of Ms. Means' home, the ACLU contends that the facility should operate without religious principles guiding it or simply switch to the ACLU's brand of moral relativism, where unborn children are merely options. (jonathanturley.org)
  • Read the article in the Skagit Valley Herald regarding the ACLU suite to force Public Hospital Distric No. 1 to comply with the 1991 Right To Privacy act. (healthcare-freedom.net)
  • officials
  • Lauderhill Fire Rescue at Cypress Gardens apartments early Wednesday where a tenant was burning charcoal during a religious ritual, city officials said. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Charcoal burned inside a Lauderhill apartment during a religious ritual early Wednesday left a woman and her two children sick with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, city officials said. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • In both Laniado Hospital in Netanya and Mayanei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak, officials told women who called on behalf of Ynet and expressed interest in the procedure that they will have to seek the permission of the hospital Rabbi. (ynetnews.com)
  • clinics
  • Christian missionaries throughout Asia and Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries made modern medical care a high priority, opening many local clinics that sometimes grew into hospitals. (conservapedia.com)
  • Medicare
  • Citing the most recent data available, the report said religious hospitals received $35.7 billion for Medicare for the elderly and $800 million in other government funds-all together amounting to $45.5 billion. (womensenews.org)
  • The MergerWatch study, citing the $35.7 billion in Medicare funding in 1998, determined that nationally, Medicare funding at religious hospitals was 39 percent of their revenue, compared with 30 percent of public hospitals' income, 37 percent of nonsectarian not-for-profit hospitals' and 40 percent of for-profit hospitals' income. (womensenews.org)
  • In it, the organizations raise possible systematic violations by religiously-affiliated hospitals of the Conditions of Participation of Medicare and Medicaid and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). (blogspot.com)
  • EMTALA became law in 1986 and applies to hospitals that accept federal dollars for Medicare and Medicaid services, which, in practical terms, is almost every hospital in the United States. (blogspot.com)
  • While the act covers hospitals that receive funding for Medicare or Medicaid, the requirements apply to every patient the hospital treats, not just those using the programs. (blogspot.com)
  • procedure
  • Representatives at St. Joseph's Hospital responded with a statement of their own, firmly reiterating that the procedure was necessary to save the woman's life. (blogspot.com)
  • Under the threat of a lawsuit, the hospital allowed Miller to have the procedure. (aclunc.org)
  • Women who seek to undergo a tubectomy in a hospital that declares itself a religious institution will find that even if they have a doctor's approval, they will still need the permission of the hospital's rabbi-unless they are Arab, in which case the hospital might deny them the procedure altogether. (ynetnews.com)
  • Furthermore, when they called and indentified as Arab, Mayanei Hayeshua Hospital still requested them to contact the rabbi for permission, while Laniado Hospital told the woman that she cannot undergo the procedure at the hospital. (ynetnews.com)
  • A religious physician who thinks that tubal ligation is contrary to Halacha does not have to perform the procedure himself, but he is obligated to give the woman this option. (ynetnews.com)
  • impose
  • A physician cannot impose on a patient his religious world view, and he must present to the patient all the options that are relevant to him, whether they conform to his belief or not," said attorney and medical law expert Adi Niv-Yagoda. (ynetnews.com)
  • We note also that all hospitals, Catholic or not, are paid for with taxpayer money (hospital bonds) and that our state Constitution forbids the use of taxpayer money to impose religious dogma on its citizens. (healthcare-freedom.net)
  • Institution
  • The Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, which opened in 1751 under the sponsorship of Benjamin Franklin and the physician Thomas Bond, was the first permanent British-American institution created solely for the care of the sick. (conservapedia.com)
  • Traditionally, a chaplain is a minister in a specialized setting such as a priest, pastor, rabbi, or imam or lay representative of a religion attached to a secular institution such as a hospital, prison, military unit, police department, university, or private chapel. (absoluteastronomy.com)
  • rights of conscience
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday it will create a division within its Office of Civil Rights to give it "the focus it needs to more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom. (reuters.com)
  • Congress had to step forward and pass a law to prevent that coercion and to protect the rights of conscience of medical students, doctors and hospitals. (consciencelaws.org)
  • health
  • In Washington, Catholic health networks are expanding rapidly by buying non-Catholic hospitals and merging their facilities. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The division would enforce the legal protection and conduct compliance reviews, audits and other enforcement actions to ensure that health care providers are allowing workers with religious or moral objections to opt out. (reuters.com)
  • But staff at the Mercy Health Partners hospital in Muskegon, Michigan would not induce labor for another 10 hours. (rawstory.com)
  • This story is just one example of how a single Catholic hospital risked the health of five different women in a span of 17 months, according to a new report leaked to the Guardian. (rawstory.com)
  • But instead of informing the women of their options, the report says, or offering to transfer them to a different hospital, doctors - apparently out of deference to the Mercy Health Partners' strict ban on abortion - unilaterally decided to subject the women to prolonged miscarriages. (rawstory.com)
  • countless
  • We also know that there have been countless women that have rushed to Catholic hospitals when something started to go horribly awry with their pregnancies, only to be turned away, allowed to deteriorate, or worse. (aclu.org)
  • Supreme Court
  • In a series of cases, they repeatedly tried to get the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution so as to invalidate laws that restricted public funding and provision of abortion in public hospitals. (consciencelaws.org)
  • Trump
  • The creation of the new HHS division is in accordance with an executive order signed by Trump last May called "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. (reuters.com)
  • Catholic Church
  • Because of it, she suffered a very public excommunication at the hands of Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, was held up by the Roman Catholic Church as an example of a former "woman religious" turned apostate and resigned at the request of the bishop from her position as vice president of mission integration at the hospital. (blogspot.com)
  • doctors
  • In consultation with her family and a team of doctors, the ethics committee of the hospital--on which Sister McBride sat--voted to allow an emergency abortion in order to save the life of the woman. (blogspot.com)
  • Doctors who work for religious hospitals usually sign contracts that they'll uphold religious values in their work. (npr.org)
  • lawsuit
  • Either the critics have not taken the time to thoroughly review the lawsuit or they are merely repeating the frequently heard but nonsensical accusation that disagreement with the actions or policies of a religious organization is an assault on religious freedom. (jonathanturley.org)
  • receive
  • Hospitals that receive state funding cannot decide on political or religious agendas that ultimately guide their actions. (ynetnews.com)
  • This is a medieval behavior that stands in contradiction to the fact that we are an amended state of law and the fact that these hospitals receive government funding. (ynetnews.com)