Catholic hospitals have a long history of providing essential care in our communities, particularly serving low-income and rural individuals. Healthcare providers and patients come from all faith traditions and belief systems to these facilities, seeking treatment or to provide care. But many don’t know that Catholic hospitals abide by a set of directives, written by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, that don’t mirror best medical practices. These restrictions directly impact access to reproductive services, end-of-life care, and how LGBTQI patients and their families are treated.
Please join Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and Catholics for Choice for a multimedia myth-busting workshop on religiously affiliated hospitals, Catholic teaching, and advocating for the rights of patients to access the healthcare that is right for them. Please sign up on this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/religious-freedom-religious-refusals-patients-rights-in-catholic-healthcare-facilities-tickets-46125345149.