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Very Unprofessional Hospital Denies Mom With Brain Tumor a Tubal Ligation

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The point of doctors, hospitals, and medicine in general is to save lives -- except, apparently, when the life-saving measures required conflict with the religious beliefs of medical professionals. That's why a Catholic hospital in Michigan reportedly refused to perform a tubal ligation on Jessica Mann following the C-section delivery of her third child last year, even though her doctor warned that another pregnancy could prove dangerous because of the mom's brain tumor -- and now, the American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an investigation.

When is cesarean birth necessary? Most common reasons for a cesarean section!

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A cesarean section is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the abdomen and the uterus of the mother. In nearly all cases the mother is awake, but anesthetized from the chest down by spinal or epidural anesthesia. In some circumstances, a c section can be scheduled in advance, and in other cases it is done in response to an unforeseen complication.