UC’s Deal With Catholic Hospitals Threatens The Health Of Women And LGBTQ Patients

Of those, Dignity labels St. Francis and Sequoia “non-Catholic” hospitals subject to the church’s “statement of common values,” which bars “direct abortions,” physician-assisted suicide and fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) — the only way, as the petition states, that gay and lesbian couples can conceive a biological child. St. Mary’s and Dominican are “Catholic” hospitals subject to the much more restrictive “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services,” a creation of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who are, obviously, all males.

Source : https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-uc-dignity-health-discrimination-20190412-story.html

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