The watchdog organization, The Lepanto Institute, has raised concerns about CommonSpirit Health, a prominent Catholic health network in the United States. According to their findings, CommonSpirit Health is reportedly in partnership with a women’s clinic that offers telemedicine abortions.
As highlighted in a detailed 64-page report by The Lepanto Institute, CommonSpirit Health has been linked to services such as transgender surgeries for minors and other “gender-affirming” care, including puberty blockers and hormone therapies.
In light of this comprehensive report, The Lepanto Institute now asserts that CommonSpirit Health’s affiliation with a women’s clinic extends to providing telemedicine-based abortion services.
Lepanto Institute reports:
In 2021, CommonSpirit announced a new partnership with Tia Women’s Health – a partnership designed to dramatically expand Tia’s impact by expanding its physical presence around the country. And even though Tia has only recently begun providing medical abortions, its intention to expand the abortion industry through these clinics has been a matter of public record since its inception.
Tia Women’s Health, a New York based women’s primary and reproductive health clinic, got its start in 2017 as a chat-based app called “Ask Tia,” which was designed to answer questions about “birth control, sexual health, insurance coverage, and more.”
Building upon the popularity of the app, Tia opened its first physical location in New York City as “a one-stop-shop for women’s health.” In 2020, due to lockdowns related to COVID-19, Tia expanded its operations to a virtual platform, always with an eye toward providing telemed abortion.
As will be seen in this report, Tia Women’s Health provides contraception and now abortion in a bid to become what appears to be Planned Parenthood 2.0, and it is doing so with the help of the largest Catholic health network in the United States.
These practices stand in stark contrast to the longstanding and consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on these matters.
It’s noteworthy that CommonSpirit, with its extensive network of over 1,000 care sites and 140 hospitals spanning across 21 states, is involved in these activities.
The organization is directly tied to the Vatican and enjoys tax exempt status.