Tubal Litigation: The ACLU’s War on Conscience

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By Robert Knight - AmericanThinker.com

In any power struggle, language is supremely important. That’s why the Left constantly invents euphemisms to mask immoral aims and tyrannical demands.

If you ask a Roman Catholic doctor, the term “reproductive health care” means maximizing the means to save the lives of babies and pregnant women and to keep them healthy.

To the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), however, it includes life-taking abortions or, in several California cases, surgical contraception.

On December 28, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of Rebecca Chamorro, who asked that a Catholic-run hospital perform a tubal ligation to render her sterile after her scheduled Caesarean section on January 28. The suit claims she is being denied “basic reproductive health care.”

Mercy Medical Center in Redding is part of the Dignity health system, which has 40 hospitals — 22 of which are Catholic — in California, Nevada and Arizona, according to CNSNews.

Chamorro already has two children with her husband and doesn’t want more.  Citing Catholic health doctrine, the hospital, which is run by the Sisters of Mercy, declined the request.  The ACLU claims that Chamorro has a right to have her tubes tied at Mercy, even though she could have both procedures done at another hospital 70 miles away.

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