Are Catholic Ideals Driving Female Medical Care at Oklahoma Hospital?
It is unclear whether women at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville can be prescribed birth control. Contract doctors there were reportedly directed to stop prescribing contraceptives last week, sparking outcry. A spokesperson for St. John Health System, which owns Jane Phillips, denies the claim but said that it does operate in accordance with the ethical and religious directives for Catholic Health Services, and that the system does not support the use of contraception. A female patient reported that her doctor said she was no longer able to get a prescription for birth control.