Live Google Hangout: The Religious Directives for Catholic Hospitals are Putting Women's Lives at Risk

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 @ 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Google Hangout - Online
May 22
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 @ 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Google Hangout - Online

How Religious Directives for Catholic Hospitals are Putting Women's Lives at Risk

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
8:00 pm EST/5:00 pm PST
This program is a live Google Hangout
To sign up, please visit the Event website, here: https://www.birthrightfilm.com/google-hangout

 

How Religious Directives for Catholic Hospitals are Putting Women's Lives at Risk

Join us for a live panel discussion on the medical restrictions at Catholic and other religiously affiliated hospitals, the circumstances that hold women in many communities hostage to Catholic health care and why women of color are affected in greater numbers than other women.

Patients of religiously-affiliated and even some public hospitals routinely are denied medical procedures that conflict with religious doctrine. This is especially true of women seeking reproductive care at Catholic medical facilities. Women suffering miscarriages are denied appropriate treatment and sent home hemorrhaging or infected because their dying fetuses still have faint heartbeats. Other women are denied access to birth control in these facilities which may be their sole option for medical care.

Speakers Include:

Civia Tamarkin
Director, Birthright: A War Story

Amy Littlefield
Investigative reporter for Rewire.News, where she focuses on the intersection of religious beliefs and health care.

Carmen Rios
Digital editor at Ms. magazine and co-host of Trigger Happy, a weekly webseries tackling sexism in politics and pop culture.

Kira Shepherd
Director, The Racial Justice Program of the Law, Rights and Religion Project at Columbia Law School, which recently released: Bearing Faith: The Limits of Catholic Health Care for Women of Color

 

Contact Info: 
For questions about this event, contact Liz Boylan, at [email protected] or 212.854.0167.
Event RSVP: 

RSVP for this event (sign up to receive information on how to connect to the Live Google Hangout) via the web link, here: https://www.birthrightfilm.com/google-hangout

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