(WNS)–The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is launching a renewed attack against religious hospitals, claiming they should not be allowed to base the care they provide on the dictates of their sincerely held beliefs. In a report released in May, titled “Health Care Denied,” the ACLU targets Catholic hospitals, saying they jeopardize women’s lives because they “prohibit a range of reproductive health services,” including abortion, when something goes wrong during pregnancy. Grazie Pozo Christie, a Miami-area radiologist and a Catholic, said claims of care being denied are false. “When a woman’s life is in danger, any treatment that a woman needs will be provided to her, even if it endangers the child,” Christie told me. “So there is no point in a Catholic hospital at which a woman’s life becomes really in danger.”
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