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American Civil Liberties Union v. Trinity Health

ACLU sues Catholic health care system to force it to commit surgical abortions

Catholic Hospitals Are Right, Abortion is Rarely Medically Necessary

Summary

Several pro-life doctor groups have intervened in defense of a Catholic hospital system which the American Civil Liberties Union sued. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent the Catholic Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The ACLU’s lawsuit seeks to force Trinity Health Corporation and its staff to commit abortions regardless of their religious and pro-life objections. Trinity Health operates 90 hospitals in 21 states.

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Case Documents

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Date
Trial Court
4/11/2016
Trial Court
3/14/2016
Trial Court
12/16/2015
Trial Court
10/1/2015

Case Profiles

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Kevin Theriot
Kevin Theriot
Senior Counsel
Kevin Theriot serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom
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Matt Bowman
Matt Bowman
Senior Counsel, Director of Regulatory Practice
Matt Bowman serves as senior counsel and director of regulatory practice at Alliance Defending Freedom, where he focuses on the impact of administrative law on religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and family.