The attempt to force Catholic hospitals in Connecticut to perform abortions has been killed. A bill that would have required all hospitals to dispense the abortifacient “morning-after” pill has been left to die in committee. Supporters of the bill said it died because politicians didn’t want to vote on it during an election year. Profiles in courage. Look for them to pass it next year and hope that voters have a short memory, which unfortunately they generally do.
They’re also looking into training ambulance drivers to ask rape victims if they want to go to a Catholic hospital or one that will give them the abortion pill. Nothing like putting ideology before patient care.
In any case, it’s too bad Massachusetts politicians weren’t similarly worried about voter backlash. In supposedly one of the most Catholic states in the nation, there was no hope that Catholics would rise up against forcing abortion on the Catholic hospitals.
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