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Hoag Hospital’s no-abortions decision
Los Angeles Times

The emails already are flying around the Internet in Orange County, they’re predictably from women, and they’re saying let’s forget about getting our medical care at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.

Hoag said it was not the review of its services, prompted by its partnership with St. Joseph Health, a Roman Catholic-affiliated institution, that led to its decision to stop performing elective abortions. The hospital does too few of them — about 100 a year — to maintain the required level of excellence, a spokesman said.