The ACLU describes the situation: “Mann was forced to search for another hospital and another physician to provide the procedure she needed to protect her life, just weeks before the baby was due.”

It takes some chutzpah to draw those dots and come up with a scenario where Mann’s life was in danger, and where the hospital was responsible. For one, she has many options at her disposal to avoid another pregnancy. For another, if her heart was set on a tubal ligation as her preferred method, her area is surely well-supplied with non-Catholic providers that would be happy to accommodate her at a later time.

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