A landmark case has been filed in federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the American Conference of Catholic Bishops in Michigan. The suit involves a pregnant woman who was refused treatment for her miscarriage.
The case pits patients' rights against the Bishops' claims that they have the right to impose medical rules on physicians. The rules cause the physicans to violate their professional and ethical standards of care.
Articles about the Michigan suit
Michigan woman sues Catholic bishops after hospital fails to treat her miscarriage
published in the Detroit Free Press.
Catholic bishops under fire for denying reproductive healthcare
published on MSNBC.com
The issue in Washington state:
Olympia hearing: Public criticizes Catholic hospital mergers
published in the Puget Sound Business Journal