New Report Reveals 1 in 6 Hospital Beds in the U.S. Are in Catholic Facilities That Prohibit Essential Health Care for Women

The American Civil Liberties Union and MergerWatch this week released reports that reveal that one in six hospital beds in the United States is in a facility that complies with Catholic Directives that prohibit a range of reproductive health care services even when a woman’s life or health is in jeopardy. In some states, more than 40 percent of all hospital beds are in a Catholic facility, leaving entire regions without any option for certain reproductive health care.

For the full ACLU report, which features testimony from medical experts and personal stories from women who were denied care at Catholic hospitals, visit:

For the full MergerWatch report, visit: