Live Action President Lila Rose, along with a sizable group of pro-life men and women, endured the rain in Durango, CO Thursday to protest at Mercy Regional Medical Center. While Mercy Regional identifies itself as a Catholic hospital, its relationship with long-serving physician Dr. Richard Grossman – also a Planned Parenthood abortionist – seems to contradict their affiliation with the Church. From LifeNews:
“The fact that Mercy Hospital allows Dr. Grossman, the local Planned Parenthood abortionist, to maintain his private practice on hospital grounds is a scandal and an outrage,” Rose said.“No hospital should promote so-called doctors who make their living off of killing defenseless pre-born children, and a Catholic hospital should know better. Mercy Hospital should immediately sever all ties with Dr. Grossman and evict him from their premises, and if not, the Archdiocese of Denver must intervene to end Mercy Hospital’s cooperation with the abortion industry.”
The Diocese of Puebo weighed in, in support of the pro-lifers who came to protest:
“A deep concern for Life has brought people of good faith together at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. It is most unfortunate that a doctor who performs abortions elsewhere also exercises medical privileges in this Catholic hospital.
“We in the Diocese of Pueblo remain firmly committed to the Culture of Life. This most unfortunate situation at Mercy Regional Medical Center is a clear sign of the absolute necessity of our continuing to advocate in favor of the Culture of Life in our society.”
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