Monday, November 21, 2011

At stake: Reproductive health care

Posted By on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 11:50 AM

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The city of Colorado Springs should be careful which organization it entrusts with Memorial Health System, says the Colorado Center on Law & Policy, MergerWatch and the National Women's Law Center in a letter to City Council issued today.

If the city leases the hospital to a religiously-sponsored health-care system, "this lease could negatively affect access to reproductive health care in Colorado Springs," the letter states.

This is an issue we previously reported here.

The letter cites past instances of what happened in communities with hospital providers that followed religious directives that curtail reproductive health care.

It's a six-page letter that you can access here: CS_City_Council_ltr_112111.pdf

Meantime, former Councilman Sean Paige, who works with Americans for Prosperity, continues to rant about members of the City Council Task Force on Memorial having conflicts of interest. If you want to read about that, you can do that here: AFP_Letter_2_to_City_Attorney_Regarding_Memorial_2011_11_21.pdf

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