University of California regents advance proposal to pressure hospital partners’ Catholic ethics

The regents of the University of California have advanced a proposal that could end longtime partnerships with Catholic hospitals, as well as with other hospitals whose ethics bar participation in assisted suicide, abortion or transgender-affirmative care.

Backers of Catholic health care, however, emphasized the benefits of the university-hospital partnerships, and the ability of Catholic health systems to provide effective, ethical care to underserved communities and to the state as a whole.

“We work with the University of California system to serve people on MediCal all over the state of California,” Ned Dolejsi, interim executive director of the California Catholic Conference, told CNA June 25.

Continue Reading…