America’s largest Catholic healthcare network partners with a women’s clinic that provides medical abortion drugs through virtual appointments and is actively working to expand abortion access in the United States, according to a new report from The Lepanto Institute.
CommonSpirit, America’s largest Catholic healthcare network, partnered with the women’s clinic Tia in March 2021. Just over a year later in May 2022, Tia announced that it was implementing “virtual medication abortion services” as one of its offerings.
Tia’s announcement came on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, putting an end to the constitutional protection for abortion rights in the United States. The company stated that it was ready to provide abortion access not only in California and New York, where it had operated before partnering with CommonSpirit, but also in Arizona, a state where it established a clinic with the support of the Catholic organization.
“We’re ready to do our part to support our patients with access to medication abortion via our virtual care team in California and New York, where it remains legal, and via a local care partner on-the-ground in Arizona, where we’ll continue to monitor local laws closely,” the company said.
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