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OSF Defends Catholic Beliefs

Posted by wlpo on January 7, 2013

Like public versus private schools, the way things run at catholic hospitals are different than public ones.

Leaders with OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa went over their “Ethical and Religious Directives” during an open forum Sunday.  Despite a lot of backlash on Facebook about the hospital’s catholic beliefs leading to a couple popular gynecologists leaving, only one person pressed OSF officials about not supporting tubal ligations, vasectomies or abortions.

St. Elizabeth Dr. Brian Rosborough explained that abortions weren’t done at the Ottawa hospital even before OSF took over.   He also says that any doctor can do the procedures or offer birth control if they’re not an OSF employee and have an office not owned by OSF.

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