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Cal. hospital bans elective abortions
Modern Healthcare

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, Calif., told its Orange County doctors this week that they’ll no longer be allowed to perform elective abortions after finalizing its partnership with a Catholic hospital group. Hoag’s CEO Robert Braithwaite told the Orange County Register the new rule wasn’t imposed by St. Joseph Health System, and was based on medical reasons, not religion. Contraception and abortions are prohibited at St. Joseph’s.

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