Hospital Mergers & Community Activism
Emergency Contraception Access for Sexual Assault Survivors
With a generous bequest from the estate of a long-time hospital merger activist, MergerWatch has created the Jane VanDeBogart Action Fund. This fund will enable us to better assist community-based activists.
There's always grieving when you lose a pregnancy, but then to have an entity questioning your decision; that compounds that trauma.
- Dr. Ross, OBGYN
I don’t want to be kept alive on feeding tubes.
But what if my
hospital doesn’t agree?
– Frank, 78
refused to fill my birth
Can he do that?
– Carolyn, 24
We were told nothing would change after the hospital merger. But now my insurance package won’t cover contraception or sterilization services.
– Beth, RN
I was told by my doctor that another pregnancy would be too risky to my health. But I can’t get my tubes tied during the birth because the hospital follows religious rules. What about my rights?
– Shirley, 39