Post report on conflicts between Catholic hospitals, bishops
January 20, 2011
The Washington Post has published a lengthy article on conflicts between Catholic hospitals and bishops over abortion and sterilization. The tendentious article begins:
In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have more babies. In Oregon, another bishop cast a medical center out of his diocese for refusing to discontinue the same procedure. In Arizona, a nun was excommunicated and the hospital where she works was expelled from the church after 116 years for allowing doctors to terminate a pregnancy to save a woman's life.