Commonwealth Policy Center

Should a hospital be forced to violate its moral guidelines when a person disagrees with its policies? The ACLU thinks so. That’s why they’re suing Maryland’s St. Joseph Medical Center which is a Catholic hospital. St. Joseph’s Medical Center refused to provide a gender transition surgery for  Jesse Hammons—a woman who wanted to live as a man. The Catholic Church teaches that gender is innate and God-ordained. Jesse Hammons and the ACLU disagree and want to force St. Joseph’s to participate in something that’s opposed to Catholic teaching and hospital policy. Gender identity has become one of the most uncomfortable and controversial conversations today. But it’s a conversation likely to come to your community, your hospital, and your church in the near future. The question is: what are you going to say?