The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a hospital in Washington state – because it’s not performing enough abortions to make its plaintiff happy.
The ACLU has filed suit against Skagit Regional Health under the state’s Reproductive Privacy Act, which requires that public hospitals that offer maternity services also offer access to abortions, too.
The complaint is that the hospital – which does some abortions but refers others to Planned Parenthood – doesn’t do enough abortions.
In a press release, the ACLU complained that Skagit performs a “wide array” of maternity care services “yet does not provide medication abortions and rarely provides surgical abortions.”
Worse still, claims the far-left ACLU, too many doctors at Skagit have signed up to refuse to do abortions.
Dan Kennedy, who heads Human Life of Washington, says the law is “quite clear” that doctors and nurses can’t be forced to participate in abortions, and their hiring can’t be based on if they’re willing to perform them.
“That is also illegal,” he says, “and yet that is exactly what the ACLU wants.”
A Washington newspaper reports that there is “tension” over the state law demanding abortions and also allowing doctors to opt out of performing them.