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When you show up at a hospital, in need of medical aid, you expect that you’re going to get the care that you need—that the doctors and nurses will figure out what’s wrong, explain to you the options for treating it, and give you the best medical care possible.
That’s what Tamesha Means thought, until she showed up at Mercy Health hospital.
Tamesha was only 18 weeks pregnant when her water broke prematurely. She rushed to Mercy Health—the only hospital within half an hour of where she lived. The hospital did not tell her then that she had little chance of a successful pregnancy, that she was at risk if she tried to continue the pregnancy, and that the safest course of care in her case was to end it. The hospital simply sent her home.
She came back the next day, bleeding and in pain, and again was turned away. Again, she was not told of the risks of trying to continue the pregnancy, or what her treatment options were. Tamesha returned yet a third time—by now suffering a significant infection. The hospital was prepared to send her away once more, when she started to deliver.
Tamesha’s baby died within hours of being born—at 18 weeks, it never had a chance.
How could something like this happen? Because Mercy Health is Catholic-sponsored, it is required to adhere to the “Ethical and Religious Directives,” a set of rules created by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to govern the provision of medical care at Catholic-run hospitals. At hospitals like Mercy Health, the Directives are put above medical standards of care. [read more]
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan have filed a lawsuit on behalf of Tamesha Means against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as their directives were what prevented her treatment.
Are you fucking kidding me
The Hunger Games, Actual Teen style!
On the left, 15-year-old Josh Hutcherson.
On the right, 16-year-old Jennifer Lawrence.
Think how much creepier it would be to see them killing other kids when they look so squishy-cheeked and little.
"Think how much creepier it would be to see them killing other kids when they look so squishy-cheeked and little."
THAT’S THE POINT SUZANNE COLLINS WAS TRYING TO MAKE
This is why Harry Potter had such a massive effect on us, we were watching kids carry the weight of the world on their shoulders,
age accurate casting is powerful!
i don’t believe this
i bet his high was outta this world
it’s not illegal in space
using katy perry lyrics to scare a friend
i think anyone who has ever used the internet has came across this photo at least once