The Crossroads of Medical Ethics, Human Rights, and Religion
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Show Summary: This month, a California court upheld the right of Dignity Health hospitals to withhold health treatments that conflict with its Catholic standards. The ACLU plans to appeal. And Washington state law requiring pharmacists to dispense prescriptions regardless of their personal convictions may be headed to the Supreme Court. What happens when the rights of a patient - usually a woman - conflict with the moral standards of the individual charged with her medical care?