Colorado's representative makes insensitive remarks toward LGBT people, and the hospital system in Illinois limits its fertility treatments to married opposite-sex couples only.

Representative Makes Another Insensitive Remark Toward LGBT Couples

Since the recent ruling in the reversal of Roe v. Wade, many politicians have taken to social media to express their concerns or excitement.

Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert’s thoughts went viral after a leaked video appeared with Boebert making ignorant comments referring to same-sex couples' families. 

In the video posted by @PatriotTakes, Boebert can be heard saying “I’m sorry, but if you’re not able to have a child, how does [the repeal of Roe vs. Wade] actually impact you?” 

The video currently has more than 200,000 views since its posting on July 19.

 

 

 

 

Hospital System Limits Fertility Treatments to Married Opposite-Sex Couples Only

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Photo via www.osfhealthcare.org.

OSF HealthCare, which operates 15 hospitals and 132 other facilities in Illinois and Michigan, has changed its guidelines and definition of who is able to receive fertility treatment. 

According to Bloomberg, the Illinois-based Catholic healthcare system decided to refine the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) definition of what “infertility” is. 

While the CDC states that a person who is unable to get pregnant after having unprotected sex after a year is considered infertile, OSF Healthcare said that applicants who can receive infertility treatment must be “married opposite-sex spouses.”

“The employee benefits we provide are driven by the OSF Mission and are in full compliance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services as well as state and federal laws, including the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act,” OSF spokesperson Shelli Dankoff said in a statement to Bloomberg.

Not one of the 24,000 employees of OSF Healthcare has spoken out or taken legal action against the new provision since the story’s posting.


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