ACLU Sues Public Hospital Over Abortion Referrals

February 19, 2015 9:17 PM

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The ACLU of Washington has filed a lawsuit against Skagit Regional Health. It claims the public hospital’s policies create illegal barriers to abortion. Hospitals say they are required to offer abortions, but can’t make employees perform them.

The ACLU’s lawsuit says a public hospital is violating state law by referring patients to clinics to terminate their pregnancies.

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