Judge: California Hospital Doesn't Have To Do Tubal Ligation - Catholic Action For Faith and Family

Judge: California Hospital Doesn't Have To Do Tubal Ligation

(Associated Press)

hospital.jpgA California Catholic hospital is not engaging in sex discrimination by denying a woman's request for the sterilization procedure known as tubal ligation, a San Francisco judge said in a tentative ruling.

Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith said in his decision Wednesday that Rebecca Chamorro could get the procedure at another hospital, and that Mercy Medical Center's policy against sterilization on religious ground also applies to men.

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