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Governor intervenes in hospital merger; sterilizations to be permitted

Catholic World News - August 11, 2011

Intervening in a pending merger between a Catholic hospital and the University of Louisville Hospital, Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky stated that the resulting entity should have a “public mission” and thus not adhere to all of the US bishops’ ethical directives.

The governor and the Federal Trade Commission must approve the merger before it is allowed to take place.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Catholic Health Initiatives, the Denver corporation that owns Kentucky-based St. Joseph Health System, will soon announce “how the new entity will ensure that its patients can get reproductive care, such as sterilizations, that’s not allowed under Catholic health directives.”

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  • Posted by: Exaudi nos - Aug. 12, 2011 10:19 AM ET USA

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