A retired obstetrician says Catholic restrictions kept her from providing the best care to patients: ‘When you have a moral conflict like that, it eats away at you.’
Expectant mothers in Milwaukee County have a wealth of hospitals to choose from. For the county’s black and Hispanic women, however, the choice is often a false one.
In some cases, changes in hospital ownership broadened access to reproductive services in Wisconsin, in others, it restricted it.
In the past year, some dioceses and religious orders have for the first time listed their accused clergy. At others, the decades of silence continues.
Ted Lausche suffered physical and sexual abuse from one of the first priests criminally charged in the U.S. The 50-year-old demons still haunt him.
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was enacted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.
Our stories sought to illuminate the legacy of trauma left behind by clergy sexual abuse in Wisconsin. We reported on recommendations to better root out the abuse, and ways the church can mitigate the damage it has caused.
Catholic hospitals can refuse to provide certain types of reproductive care – even when doing so can be more costly, inconvenient or put a woman’s health at risk. If you’ve been impacted, contact us.