Jessica Mann

ACLU Files Complaint Against Catholic Health System For Denying Care to Pregnant Woman With Brain Tumor

ACLU Files Complaint Against Catholic Health System For Denying Care to Pregnant Woman With Brain Tumor

2016-10-25 00:00:00

CHICAGO — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan today filed a government complaint against a Catholic health care provider that refused medically necessary treatment to a pregnant woman on religious grounds.

Federal Appeals Court Hears Tamesha Means' Case, Woman Denied Medical Care Over Hospital's Religious Directives

Federal Appeals Court Hears Tamesha Means' Case, Woman Denied Medical Care Over Hospital's Religious Directives

2016-06-17 00:00:00

CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court will today hear a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Tamesha Means, a pregnant woman who was denied emergency medical treatment for a miscarriage because the hospital was prohibited from providing appropriate care by religious directives written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The directives prohibit doctors working at Catholic hospitals from terminating a woman's pregnancy or providing information about abortion, even when the woman's health or life is at risk.

The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Michigan Women

The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Michigan Women

2016-05-24 00:00:00

Unfortunately, it’s increasingly a common story. A woman who is expecting a baby rushes to the hospital knowing that something is going horribly awry. Her heart rate is elevated, and she is bleeding. Sadly, the pregnancy is doomed. Crying and upset, she realizes she needs an abortion because she knows the pregnancy won’t make it to term. And she knows she is getting sicker.   

New Report Reveals Nearly 1 in 4 Michigan Hospital Beds Are in Catholic Facilities That Deny Essential Health Care for Women

New Report Reveals Nearly 1 in 4 Michigan Hospital Beds Are in Catholic Facilities That Deny Essential Health Care for Women

2016-05-05 00:00:00

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union and MergerWatch today released reports that reveal that one in six hospital beds in the United States is in a facility that complies with the Catholic Directives that prohibit a range of health care services even when a woman’s life or health is in jeopardy. In some states, more than 40 percent of all hospital beds are in a Catholic facility, leaving entire regions without any option for certain reproductive health care.

The Jessica Mann Story

The Jessica Mann Story

2015-10-20 00:00:00

Recently, a Catholic hospital denied permission to Jessica Mann, a pregnant Michigan woman with a life-threatening brain tumor, to have her tubes tied after she delivers her baby--despite her doctor's recommendation. As a result, a pregnant woman could be put at risk because a hospital has chosen religious belief over sound medicine. This is Jessica's story.

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CHICAGO — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan today filed a government complaint against a Catholic health care provider that refused...
CINCINNATI — A federal appeals court will today hear a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Tamesha Means, a pregnant woman who was...
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union and MergerWatch today released reports that reveal that one in six hospital beds in the United States is in a...
Recently, a Catholic hospital denied permission to Jessica Mann, a pregnant Michigan woman with a life-threatening brain tumor, to have her tubes tied after...
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