Remember a month ago when officials said that the merger of University (of Louisville) Hospital would mean no services would be affected?
They blatantly lied:
Tubal ligations to keep women from conceiving children will no longer be performed at University Hospital after its merger with two other companies, officials with the merging hospitals say, because they have agreed to honor the Catholic Church’s rule against sterilizations.
That means women who deliver through C-sections at the downtown hospital will no longer be able to have their fallopian tubes tied at the same time, as is often done.
Instead, women who deliver babies at University and want a tubal ligation may have to have it done in a separate surgery elsewhere — subjecting them to a second anesthesia and extra costs.
The coming changes will extend beyond tubal ligations.
The Catholic prohibitions also include vasectomies for men, although the merger will have only a minor effect on those because they typically are done at a doctor’s office, not a hospital.
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Then ask yourself why the hell this sort of taxpayer-funded outrage is occurring in 2011.
This is a damn farce.