The ACLU said the hospital system’s ban on postpartum tubal ligations violated an Affordable Care Act provision because it discriminates on the basis of sex by “denying women a fundamental component of pregnancy- and childbirth-related care.”
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"As a student who relies on the Wellness Center for health care, it makes me furious that they’re not providing medically accurate information," Melissa Haggerty, 21, told Rewire.
Asked how they'd treat a hypothetical patient, Republican doctors were more likely to discourage the patient from having an abortion. Republican physicians were also more likely to discuss mental health in relation to abortion care.
This is one of two lawsuits filed against Illinois officials for passing the Health Care Right of Conscience Act amendment, which requires clinics to discuss abortion care with people inquiring about the procedure.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged to "fight back against attempts to restrict access to quality, affordable reproductive health care, and defend access to affordable contraception, preventive care, and safe and legal abortion—not just in principle, but in practice.”
“Well, I do stand for the right of women to make incredibly difficult decisions that are medically complex, privately, with her family, with her doctor, and in conversation with her god,” said Katie McGinty, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race, after her Republican opponent outlined a misleading description of later abortion care.