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The facility or health care provider is not liable for
such refusal, except when withholding the medical treatment or
procedure places the patient in imminent danger of loss of life
or serious bodily injury.
A person, closely held organization, religious institution, or business owned or operated by a religious institution is not required to produce, create, or deliver a
product or service that would be contrary to the religious or
moral convictions or policies of the person, organization,
institution, or business. Such person, organization,
institution, or business is not liable for such refusal, except
when withholding the custom product or service places the
consumer in imminent danger of loss of life or serious bodily
What's wrong with "moral" conviction? Are you upset by people with higher standards than you?
And as researcher Lori Freedman has documented over and over again, Catholic hospitals have routinely delayed providing care, allowing pregnant women's health to deteriorate. For example, one doctor described a patient in the middle of her pregnancy who was miscarrying. She was bleeding so much that the whites of her eyes filled with blood, and she developed a serious infection and a 106 degree fever. The only way to treat her was to terminate the pregnancy. The Catholic hospital wouldn't allow the abortion, however, until the fetus had no heartbeat. The doctor said that the woman was "dying before our eyes." The doctor provided unauthorized treatment to save her life, and then promptly quit his job. The woman survived but spent 10 days in intensive care.