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In 2009, Mindy Swank was 20 weeks into a difficult pregnancy when her water broke. Her doctors said the baby, already suffering from severe anomalies, would not survive, and they recommended she terminate the pregnancy immediately to avoid the risk of infection. Yet for nearly two months, Swank’s hospital in Silvis, Illinois, refused to perform the procedure. It wasn’t until Swank woke up one morning bleeding profusely that the hospital finally agreed to induce labor.
“I brought all the pads I had soaked through, and all the underwear,” Swank recalls. “I shoved it in a nurse’s face, and I said, ‘Is this enough blood for you?’ And I kid you not, they measured the blood. I had to be hemorrhaging before their rules would let them do this.”
Swank was shocked that the hospital, Genesis Medical Center, had stood in the way of a procedure her doctors had advised. “I thought when something like that happens, it’s a medical issue and the doctors are there to help you,” she says. But her doctors, it turned out, were not the ultimate authority at Genesis. “In agreement with Catholic doctrine,” the hospital informed Swank, “we must consider only grave and imminent threat to maternal health.”
originally posted by: TownCryer
a reply to: seasonal
Did you find it hard to believe that business owners who don't like same-sex couples would refuse to do business with same-sex couples? Same thing here.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: brutus61
A hate crime? Ummm, no.
Hell, it's not even a crime since anyone can just go to another oil company for business.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: seasonal
Well, if he was a Christian not wanting to deliver to gays he would be forced to sell to them, but since he is a liberal punishing evil Trump supporting families it will be just fine.
originally posted by: Grimpachi
Just order without yammering on about who you voted for.
I get the feeling he just doesn't want to put up with people yaking on about it. In other words he's telling them to shut up if they want him to deliver.