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    Catholic Hospital Refused Transgender Surgery

    Of course now they are being sued! The left just can not abide those with different opinions and ethics.

    More than seven months after a Dignity Health hospital refused a hysterectomy to a Sacramento-area transgender patient, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday on his behalf.

    The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Dignity discriminated against Evan Michael Minton, 35, a former state Capitol legislative aide, when he sought a hysterectomy as part of his transition from female to male.

    Last summer, Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, part of the Dignity Health chain, abruptly canceled Minton’s surgery the day before it was scheduled to take place. His doctor eventually performed the procedure at another Sacramento-area hospital, but the initial denial still causes frustration and disappointment, Minton said. After months of reflection, he decided to take legal action against the San Francisco-based hospital chain.

    http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/hea...#storylink=cpy
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    being a Catholic hospital they should not have to do a hysterectomy unless its a medical emergency. To me it would be like suing a hospital for refusing to do plastic surgery. If he(she?) wants to change his gender or appearance it should be up to him to find the place that will help him and pay for it himself. It is not emergency or life threatening and is why insurance wont pay for it. If this person actually is suing maybe he needs a psychiatrist not a surgeon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Njoroge View Post
    being a Catholic hospital they should not have to do a hysterectomy unless its a medical emergency. To me it would be like suing a hospital for refusing to do plastic surgery. If he(she?) wants to change his gender or appearance it should be up to him to find the place that will help him and pay for it himself. It is not emergency or life threatening and is why insurance wont pay for it. If this person actually is suing maybe he needs a psychiatrist not a surgeon?
    And the person got his/her surgery at another hospital. But no, liberals can not leave it alone until we all think and act like them - and they will use the force of the law to those ends.
    "Heaven offers nothing that the mercenary soul can desire. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to. There are rewards that do not sully motives. A man's love for a woman is not mercenary because he wants to marry her, nor his love for poetry mercenary because he wants to read it, nor his love of exercise less disinterested because he wants to run and leap and walk. Love, by definition, seeks to enjoy its object.” C.S. Lewis

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    Its a nonsensical request and I doubt it has a leg to stand on. Plastic surgery isn't medically neccesary, Catholic moral theology in general stand against it in any kind, except when its used to restore something disfigured by accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonhard View Post
    Its a nonsensical request and I doubt it has a leg to stand on.
    It actually does in California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonhard View Post
    Its a nonsensical request and I doubt it has a leg to stand on.
    Even if they originally scheduled the operation but then cancelled it at short notice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Even if they originally scheduled the operation but then cancelled it at short notice?
    But that is not their argument:

    “Given the national context, where legal protections for transgender people are under attack, it’s particularly important that in states like California the law is really clear,” said Elizabeth Gill, senior staff attorney for the ACLU Northern California.

    She said the hospital’s denial is a “clear-cut case of discrimination,” based on the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against individuals based on their sex, race, religion, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. The suit seeks $4,000, the minimal amount of damages under the law, Gill said.

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    This is not about short notice, but discrimination.
    "Heaven offers nothing that the mercenary soul can desire. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to. There are rewards that do not sully motives. A man's love for a woman is not mercenary because he wants to marry her, nor his love for poetry mercenary because he wants to read it, nor his love of exercise less disinterested because he wants to run and leap and walk. Love, by definition, seeks to enjoy its object.” C.S. Lewis

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    this is pure an unadulterated fascism from the ACLU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RumTumTugger View Post
    this is pure an unadulterated fascism from the ACLU.
    At least they're true to their marriages.
    Actually YOU put Trump in the White House. He wouldn't have gotten 1% of the vote if it wasn't for the widespread spiritual and cultural devastation caused by progressive policies. There's no "this country" left with your immigration policies, your "allies" are worthless and even more suicidal than you are and democracy is a sick joke that I hope nobody ever thinks about repeating when the current order collapses. - Darth_Executor striking a conciliatory note in Civics 101

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