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  1. Has your local hospital announced a merger or affiliation with a religiously-affiliated hospital that uses doctrine to restrict patients’ access to health services?
  2. Has a pharmacist refused to fill your prescription because of personal objections to contraception?
  3. Have you been denied medical care or information by a physician who cited religious or moral objections?

If you’ve been affected by religious restrictions when you tried to obtain health care, please let us know.
We may be able to help. 

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Jane VanDeBogart Action Fund

In memory of Jane VanDeBogart, we have established a new fund will help empower our grassroots activists who are fighting the negative effects of religious/secular hospital mergers, as Jane did so passionately. Help us grow this fund by making a tax-deductible donation today to remember Jane or honor of a passionate social justice activist in your life!

A friend talks about the dedication bench and garden in honor of Jane.

About Jane VanDeBogart

During her lifetime, Jane invested her time, intellect, determination and dollars in struggles for social justice, including reproductive justice. Jane was instrumental in preserving community access to comprehensive reproductive health services when Kingston Hospital merged with nearby Catholic sponsored Benedictine Hospital under orders from a state hospital “rightsizing” commission. 

Jane died all too early, at age 67, from a recurrence of breast cancer in 2008. Even in the last months before she died, Jane managed to testify before a state hospital review commission, and participated in merger strategy meetings from her hospital bed.

Please use this link to donate to the Jane VanDeBogart Action Fund through our fiscal sponsor, Community Catalyst.

Thank you.