Judge Allows NorCal Catholic Hospital To Deny Sterilization SurgeryA California Catholic hospital is not engaging in sex discrimination by denying a woman's request for the sterilization procedure known as tubal ligation, a San Francisco judge said in a tentative ruling.
NorCal Catholic Hospital To Allow Tubal Ligation After Lawsuit ThreatA threat of a lawsuit has led to an about-face by a Catholic-affiliated hospital in Northern California which had refused to perform a sterilization procedure on a woman as requested by her doctor, citing religious principles.
California Prisons Sterilized Women Inmates Without ApprovalNearly 150 female prisoners have been sterilized over a 5-year period without the required approval of a California medical committee, a newspaper reported Sunday.
California Prisons Allegedly Coerced Sterilization Of Pregnant InmatesThe health care department for California's prison system is under fire, after reports that pregnant inmates were coerced into having sterilization surgery.

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