GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union says a Flint-area Catholic hospital won’t allow a doctor to perform sterilization surgery on a woman who has brain tumors.
The ACLU says Jessica Mann wants a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies when she gives birth through cesarean section on Oct. 24. The ACLU says Genesys hospital in Grand Blanc won’t allow it.READ MORE: 22-Year-Old Troy Man Charged In Mother's Fatal Shooting After Thanksgiving Dinner
Johnny Smith Jr., a spokesman for the hospital’s parent, Ascension, says he can’t comment on a patient. But he says the company follows the “ethical and religious directives” of the Catholic church.READ MORE: NASCAR Working Towards Future Growth
Mann’s doctor only has hospital privileges at Genesys. The ACLU says it’s risky for the 33-year-old to be pregnant with tumors.
In a letter last week to Genesys, the ACLU suggests it’s violating state law by blocking appropriate care.MORE NEWS: Jim Harbaugh Stumps For Michigan Star DE
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