Grand Blanc, Mich. - The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sent a demand letter to a Catholic hospital in Michigan on behalf of a pregnant woman with a life-threatening brain tumor who was denied a request to get her tubes tied at the time of her scheduled C-section next month.
Historically, the Roman Catholic Church took a stand against any type of birth control as a way to keep the church population numbers up and ongoing. Their antiquated stand on birth control and a women's right to choose nowadays (along with the predation of priests worldwide that was hidden) have taken their toll on church patronage and membership. At least the new Pope is more of a populist than several of his predecessors.
First do no harm
Unless God's cool with it
Separation of church and state should go hand in hand with separation of church and health care. When religion harms people it is time to restrict it.