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ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Hospital for Denying Reproductive Health Care

Dignity Health Hospital Network Continues to Refuse Pregnancy-Related Care Because of Religious Directives

WASHINGTON --(ENEWSPF)--December 29, 2015.  The ACLU and the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP have filed a lawsuit challenging Dignity Health’s use of religious directives to deny basic reproductive health care to its patients. Filed on behalf of patient Rebecca Chamorro and Physicians for Reproductive Health, the suit argues that withholding pregnancy-related care for reasons other than medical considerations is illegal in California.

Chamorro lives in Redding and is a patient at Dignity Health’s Mercy Medical Center, the only hospital in . . .

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