State lawmakers want to square conflicting health care values between public University of California hospitals and Catholic hospitals that collaborate on patient care, under a new bill introduced Wednesday by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco.
Under longstanding agreements between UC Health and Catholic hospital systems like Dignity Health or St. Joseph Health, UC doctors and medical students who provide care inside Catholic hospitals must abide by Catholic Church directives that prohibit abortions, sterilizations, contraception, some end-of-life options and gender affirmation surgery.
Wiener says this makes the public university system complicit in discriminating against women and transgender patients. Senate Bill 372 would require UC health systems to renegotiate these agreements with Catholic hospitals to either allow UC staff to provide all care they deem medically necessary, or to end those affiliations altogether.
But Catholic hospitals said canceling these partnerships would likely harm health care access. “It would absolutely devastate access to health care for the most vulnerable,” said Lori Dangberg, vice president of the Alliance of Catholic Health Care, a trade group for Catholic hospitals. “At a time when COVID-19 is placing unprecedented demands on our state’s health care providers, any effort to weaken the safety net would only harm the state’s most vulnerable patients.” In addition, Dangberg pointed out that partnerships provide other hard-to-access care across the state, particularly in rural areas.
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This is just good old fashion harassment and discrimination from a lawmaker who obviously is prejudiced against the Catholic faith.
Well, it’s partly that. But if you think it’s only that, then you don’t understand the ideological zealotry of today’s Democrats in forcing their secularist, communist, totalitarian, gay, trans views on everyone. They don’t just hate the Catholic Church, they hate everyone who disagrees with them and what they intend to do. They are a very dangerous sort of true believer, the kind you cannot reason with. This kind must be opposed by more forceful measures. Unfortunately, they have brainwashed enough kids in public and private schools to vote for them, so it’s all going to go downhill very fast because kids who reach age 18 will just vote Democrat and think they’re doing their civic duty by doing so.
I think we’ve had enough rhetoric about “forceful measures”. We’ve already had lethal riots in the Capitol building. Enough with the escalating words.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Lord make me an instrument of your peace.
Be a doormat if you want. I won’t be. Peace through strength. Pansies and cowards don’t bring about peace, they enable communists to trample the little ones. And why do you assume forceful measures means automatic escalation to violence? “Lethal riots in the Capitol.” Did you describe the BLM and Antifa mayhem all summer long that way too? I seriously doubt it. But there is such a thing as moral violence. Sometimes peace and justice are brought about through violent opposition against an enemy. It might come to that in opposing the left, but not yet.
You need to rule out violence. Violence is definitely not the Will of the Lord.
You pray, you sacrifice and you are supposed to be willing to die for the Lord.
Jesus is Prince of Peace. Mary is Queen of Peace.
Don’t let the devil tempt you into thinking anything but peace is God’s Will.
Hey, Anonymous, all Christians need to be “Prayer Warriors” against Satan and the forces of Evil! That struggle will last lifelong and beyond, for us all! Jesus said, “I came not to bring peace, but a sword.. ” (St. Matthew 10:34)
Interesting that the Left always speaks of the Right as violent. Aren’t the Left riots in Seattle and Portland violent? And how about the riots in NYC and Washington, after Trump got elected? (OH, that was different! They weren’t that bad, meaning only Trump supporters were attacked, etc). And how about that Republican congressman who was shot by a criminal democrat? OH, that was different – we don’t talk about that stuff on our News Media ).
And there is another type of violence of which the Left inflicts – forcing their ideologies on all of us. As Catholics, we do not want Gay Marriage forced onto the Church. We do not accept forcing Parochial Schools to teach that Gay marriage and abortion are acceptable. That is violence!! We don’t want this, or forcing nuns to provide Abortion for associates.
And there is another type of Leftist violence – it is political. For example, forcing business shutdowns and restrictions, due to the Democratic Party theory of ‘Manmade Global Warming”. Don’t you think that people who lost their jobs, due to this political interference, were victims of a violent Leftist ideology, which is now, finally, being revealed as questionable?
Please don’t lecture us on “Catholic violence”. It is all coming from the Left, from your Democratic Party.
Yes, please be a prayer warrior. Mary, help of Christians, pray for us.
Immature liberal leftist lawmakers and activists do not understand the correct usage of the term, “discrimination.” Every time someone tells them “No,” they cry, “Discrimination!” to manipulate people babyishly, so they can get their way! They all need to gtow up, and respect others! Most of what sick, immature, liberal leftists want– is immoral, and a grave danger to the public. So, as a result– lots of good people tell them, “No!” If you work in a Catholic hospital, you must abide by the Vatican’s rules. If you work in a Jewish hospital– you must respect their religion, and abide by their rules. Jewish patients need their Kosher food– and you must respect that! Liberal leftist fools have to grow up and see that there are many others who live here, besides them! Before the filthy 1960s hippie era, extreme liberal leftists had no power in our society, and were considered as mentally-unstable, unhealthy, anti-society, troubled “loners” or “fringe” people, with ridiculous, bizarre ideas, who usually lived very poor, unstable, and immoral lives, and the law usually watched their often-unscrupulous, subversive activities.
And more about our supposed “fair, impartial, and balanced” news services, like the NY Times, and the Chronicle. For many weeks now, the Northern states, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, et. al., have recorded below zero temperatures, as low as -45 below zero. And there are similar temperatures reported elsewhere, for example, the river Thames was frozen over for the first time in 60 years. Is this being mentioned in that great bastion of liberal thinking, the Chronicle? Not a word!! The liberal leftest thinkers are not going to admit their Manmade Global Warming theory is not only incorrect, but totally fraudulent, and has damaged our country. And how can our TV News Services report the weather – without their faces glowing red?
And based on this, and on other “impartial news” of similar poor quality, they cannot be trusted to report on Catholics, ever.
Catholic hospitals cannot do abortions because of God’s 5th Commandment.
Absolutly correct.Thank you.
Sounds like some type of dictate from Nazi Germany.
I just read of an alarming new bill in the California Legislature, S.B. 380, that would end conscience rights for doctors who do not believe in assisted suicide. If this bill gets passed and becomes law, all doctors refusing to prescribe euthanasia for a patient, would be required to find another doctor themselves, who would administer euthanasia, and send the patient to that doctor. To find another doctor would be the respomsibility of the doctor, not the patient. Hope this evil, Satanic, “Dr. Death” bill gets killed, in the California Legislature! Our bishops should get busy, and warn all Catholic politicians, that anyone of them who is involved with promoting this evil bill, will face consequences from their Church– like excommunication!
For years we were told this crowd just wanted to be left alone, and love is love… the mask has fallen off exposing what they really are..