The following comes from a January 5 Action News Now article:
A San Francisco Superior Court Judge denied a motion Tuesday brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against the Catholic-affiliated medical group, Dignity Health.
Dignity Health, which operates Mercy Medical Center in Redding, has denied women various procedures related to reproductive health in the past citing religious directives. The American Civil Liberties Union, the organization leading the charge against the hospital, contends that withholding pregnancy-related care for reasons other than medical considerations is illegal in California.
The motion denial is a victory for Dignity Health and Mercy Medical, which took heat last month for denying tubal ligations, a form of sterilization, on religious principles. The motion would have granted Rebecca Chamorro a restraining order against the hospital, allowing her doctor to perform the procedure.
But the battle is far from over. The ACLU plans to file a new motion and expects to be back in court sometime next week.