Though Washington state has required hospitals to post on their websites the services they offer, many have failed to provide clear information. So, the ACLU-WA and allies have launched the ClearHealth Washington site to fill the information gap.
A new ACLU report includes a first-hand account by a Washington woman denied medically necessary care at a Catholic hospital. The report finds more than 40 percent of hospital beds in the state are in Catholic facilities that prohibit some essential medical care.
There continues to be a lack of clarity as to whether the health clinics to be opened in Washington and Oregon through a collaboration of Walgreens and Providence Health & Services will be bound by religious doctrine.
The ACLU of Washington is calling on San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 to comply with Washington’s Reproductive Privacy (RPA) Act and enable women to obtain vital reproductive healthcare services. The ACLU has written to the District asking it to change its policies and practices to fulfill its obligations under state law.