A woman had a complication in her pregnancy that would normally (by today’s standards) be treated with an abortion, but she was in a Catholic hospital that did not give her that option. So she is suing the hospital. But that’s not all.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which is handling her case, is also suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the pro-life teaching that caused the hospital to not offer the abortion.
Columnist Seth Lipsky of the New York Post says that this represents a new front in the battle against religion: Suing religious institutions themselves for the content of their beliefs. [Read more...]