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Hoag Hospital can refuse elective abortions, state rules
Los Angeles Times

The state attorney general’s office has found that Newport Beach’s Hoag Hospital can continue to refuse to provide elective abortions as long as the hospital helps women access those services elsewhere, according to an agreement released Friday.

The agreement, approved by the state and Hoag last month, closes an investigation sparked by allegations that the hospital had misrepresented the effects of its partnership with a Catholic healthcare provider and was limiting women’s access to a full array of reproductive health services.

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