Women are no longer able to get tubal ligations at Catholic-run St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Humboldt, Sask.
The sterilization procedure had been banned at the hospital since the end of June, following a decision by the hospital board.
Now, a local family physician, Dr. Carrie Levick-Brown, has launched a petition to try to get the ban overturned.
Funny my initial reaction was somewhat of shock, disbelief that they just stopped doing them. Better late than never and this is certainly good news.
I wonder if this was the first indication for this doctor that he was hired by a Catholic hospital? Hopefully it won’t be the last.
Meanwhile, Saskatchewan Health Minister Len Taylor said he is getting more information about what role he may have in this situation and is considering his options.
"Bottom line is we are responsible for providing equitable care to Saskatchewan people right across the province," he said.
"We want to have a very good working relationship with the Humboldt hospital and citizens."
Taylor said he may have more to say Thursday about whether hospitals that receive public money can pick and choose which procedures they do.
I guess not doing tubal ligations will end up in tubal litigation.