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Ensure Religiously Affiliated Hospitals Provide Emergency Abortion Care

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Sometimes, pregnancy complications can become life-threatening. And federal law says that when a person's life is at risk, emergency rooms at every single hospital in the country are required to provide treatment. That's why it's outrageous that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has told all Catholic hospitals to withhold emergency reproductive care from dying women.

A hospital's religious affiliation is no excuse for disregarding the rule of law or jeopardizing a patient's life. Please tell Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to stop religiously affiliated hospitals from putting women's lives at risk.

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