Catholic hospital in Racine WI to stop performing tubal ligations

RACINE — Starting in July, tubal ligation at Ascension All Saints in Racine will reportedly no longer be an option, according to multiple hospital employees.

The medical procedure — commonly known in the vernacular as getting one’s “tubes tied” — is a permanent form of birth control in which a woman’s Fallopian tubes are sealed off, preventing eggs from being fertilized.

An Ascension spokesperson would not confirm or deny the July date staff members in Racine provided — a date which five separate employees confirmed.

However, Caryn S. Kaufman, Ascension’s director of communications, sent the following statement: “As a matter of policy, Ascension abides by the ethical and religious directives for Catholic health care services and does not provide direct sterilizations.”

This is fantastic!  If I was in the area, I'd switch my whole family over today.

Planned Parenthood is throwing a fit.

Be bold, Catholic professionals!


  1. Why did a Catholic hospital ever do them at all?

  2. If they were actually Catholic they would not have been doing them in the first place.

  3. Glad to hear they finally came around, but the quality of care there is dodgy at times. My family heads to Milwaukee for all of their healthcare needs.


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