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    Most Catholic hospitals do perform procedures they find morally objectionable, but it hasn't always been an easy road.

    In '72 it took an injunction by a U.S. District Court to require a Catholic hospital to permit a physician to perform a tubal ligation.

    Private hospitals are protected from being compelled to perform abortions if they choose not to under the Church Amendment.

    Most private hospitals and pharmacies which will not provide birth control/abortions/sterilization will provide a referral to someone who will. If FOCA is reintroduced and becomes law, this would be mandatory.

    "Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange ... including a public option" President Obama, 7.18.09

    by efraker on Mon Mar 19, 2012 at 06:44:37 PM PDT

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