Australian Catholic hospital to host state facility; abortions to be done off-site
June 13, 2014
A Catholic hospital in Perth has been chosen by the government of West Australia to host a major health-care center, with some procedures—such as abortions and sterilizations—preformed at a separate facility.
The St. John of God Health Care center made it clear, in a bid of the state contract, that it would not allow abortions on-site. The state chose to accept the hospital’s bid, citing the low cost, and to make other arrangements for those services. Critics have complained that the Catholic institution should not have been selected because it did not provide a full range of services.
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