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Originally posted by FlyersFan
If the hospital refused her
a hysterectomy, it was for other reasons, NOT because of her
ability to breed. At this point she can't and the hospital knows it.
Catholic hospitals have their own policies – or lack thereof. Some will provide EC, but only to women who have convinced them that they have been raped. Directive 36, handed down by the Vatican, states that in cases of sexual assault, a woman may receive EC from a Catholic provider. However, many Catholic facilities require a pregnancy test and a full medical exam, which discourages women and, by delaying the provision of EC, reduces the likelihood that it will be effective.
According to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, an estimated 25,000 American women become pregnant after being raped every year. But only 167 of 597 US-based Catholic hospitals surveyed in August 2002 offered emergency contraception as an option to women who have been raped, according to "Emergency Contraception in Catholic Hospital Emergency Rooms," a study conducted for Catholics for a Free Choice. The study also reports that Catholic hospitals provide health care to one in five people in the US.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Sorry but I can't see anything in the link you provided that's applicable to this conversation.
(d)(1) None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be made available to a Federal agency or program, or to a State or local government, if such agency, program, or government requires any health care professional to provide, assist in the performance of, or train others to perform abortions, in violation of that individual's religious beliefs or moral convictions.
(2) None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be used by a Federal agency or program, or by a State or local government to require any hospital to perform or assist in the performance of an abortion, to train for, or to make its facilities available for the performance of an abortion, in violation of that institution's religious beliefs or moral convictions.