The Lepanto Institute, a watchdog group, has raised concerns about one of America’s most prominent Catholic health systems, CommonSpirit Health.
The group recently published a 64-page report that shows CommonSpirit Health is providing transgender surgeries for minors and other gender-affirming care services including hormone therapies and puberty blockers.
Now, the Institute is alleging that CommonSpirit Health has partnered with a women’s clinic that provides telemed abortions.
While this partnership has yet to be confirmed, it raises serious ethical questions about the organization’s commitment to its Catholic roots.
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.