ACLU Sues Catholic Hospital for Selectively Choosing Which Women Can Have Tubal Ligations

As we’ve said on this site many times before, Catholic hospitals are more interested in following arbitrary faith-based rules than doing what’s best for patients.

One of the best examples is a tubal ligation procedure. If you’re a woman who’s giving birth and you’re having a C-section, you might decide that you’re also done having kids and you’d like to have your tubes tied so there are no unplanned pregnancies in the future.

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The doctor is already performing surgery, so performing a tubal ligation actually lets you kill two birds with one stone. It’s a safe procedure. Medical professionals even say that if you want your tubes tied, doing it during a C-section is a good idea because it doesn’t require an additional surgery.

But none of that matters to the bishops who control these hospitals. Sterilization runs contrary to God’s Will, so such procedures are denied, even if it’s in the best interests of the patients.

Now, the ACLU is suing Dignity Health in California because its client, Rebecca Chamorro, was denied a tubal ligation at Mercy Medical Center, putting her at risk if she were to have another child. Their lawsuit says California law trumps the religious whims of hospital administrators:

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Noah’s Ark Theme Park Ad Promotes a Story That’s “4,000 Years” Old

The first promotional ad is now online for Ark Encounter, the Noah’s Ark theme park opening up this summer. And just to remind you that we’re talking about Young Earth Creationists here, it includes the tagline, “After more than 4,000 years, it’s your moment to encounter the ark.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: If God Exists, Where’s the Benevolence in the Universe?

Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t one who enjoys talking about religion or assigning a label to himself, but he discussed the concept of God for Tech Insider. I appreciate that he least made the case for why he doesn’t see much evidence for one:



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New Study Says Vaccine Deniers Are Richer, Whiter, and More Educated

When it comes to science illiteracy in the form of Creationism, we know what kind of people are more likely to believe it: Those who attend church frequently, the elderly, and people without much formal education.

But when it comes to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, the demographics are very different, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health:



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How to Lie About Climate Change Using Accurate Numbers

The National Review, a conservative publication, recently tweeted a graph showing that the average global temperature has barely risen over the past century, suggesting that global warming is a myth.

The numbers are correct but the insinuation is a perfect example of how people lie with statistics.



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