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Reproductive health sticky issue in hospital merger

By Julia Taylor


Kingston, NY – As Kingston and Benedictine Hospitals hammer out a realignment agreement, they've been close-lipped about the issue that's hung up merger talks in the past. Abortion has always been a sticking point for the Catholic Benedictine - the hospital won't partner with another hospital that performs them. Kingston is finally going public with the deal it has hammered out with Benedictine over reproductive health, but some advocacy groups don't like it. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.