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Federal investigators cite hospitals for refusing abortions

May 02, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Federal government investigators have said that two hospitals violating federal law by declining to perform abortions for women who were in premature labor.

The investigators’ finding, obtained by the Associate Press, said that Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri, and Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas had each broken a federal law that requires hospitals to provide abortions is a woman’s health is in danger. The federal law clashes with more restrictive laws in some states.

No penalties have been assessed against the two hospitals, but the institutions were put on notice of their violations. Xavier Becerra, the secretary of Health and Human Services, promised “to and enforce the law to the fullest extent of our legal authority, in accordance with orders from the courts.”

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  • Posted by: dcnmthompson7484 - May. 03, 2023 9:22 AM ET USA

    Interesting that the woman's experience and emotions take such a distant back seat to the politics and law. This is really about her and the baby, but as is so often the case, it quickly shifts into a political piece. We should learn more about the realities involved and less about the politics. For example, it would interesting to know if they tried/or why they didnt save the baby by default, as one does for anyone. Rather than defaulting to abortion? If that is how it happened...?