ACLU Suing Feds Over Catholic Hospitals

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday that it is suing the federal government based on complaints that Catholic hospitals are denying pregnant women emergency-room care. In one case, a Catholic hospital’s staff allegedly watched a woman bleed for six hours before discharging her and allowing her to seek care elsewhere. She required emergency surgery and seven pints of blood transfusions afterward, the ACLU claims.