Track D

Understanding Reproductive Care in Religious Health Systems

Debra Stulberg, MD, MAPP, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Chicago
Lee Hasselbacher, JD, Policy Coordinator, Ci3, University of Chicago
Lorie Chaiten, JD, Director, Women's and Reproductive Rights Project, Roger Baldwin Foundation of ACLU, Inc.

The panel will explore the role of religiously-affiliated healthcare institutions in providing reproductive healthcare and the effects for women and families. The panel will 1) provide background on the relationship between hospital religious affiliation and patient care; 2) discuss Illinois law and a recent amendment to improve patient protections; and 3) present early findings from a study exploring reproductive health service delivery in our regionís healthcare systems.