ACLU protests hospital's refusal to perform sterilization surgery on woman with brain tumors

September 15, 2015 2:39 PM

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ACLU protests hospital's refusal to perform sterilization surgery on woman with brain tumors

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – The American Civil Liberties Union says a Flint-area Catholic hospital won't allow a doctor to perform sterilization surgery on a woman who has brain tumors.

The ACLU says Jessica Mann wants a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies when she gives birth through cesarean section on Oct. 24. The ACLU says Genesys hospital in Grand Blanc won't allow it.

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