"One of the largest hospitals in Orange County has decided to ban elective abortions, shortly after entering into a partnership with a Catholic hospital group. Last week Hoag Memorial Hospital told its doctors about the decision. The hospital said that the decision was made completely independently of the fact that they are now in a partnership with a Catholic group,according to the Orange County Register via City News Service.
Hoag recently finalized a partnership with St. Joseph Health System, which is owned by a Catholic charity. As the Hoag partnership is finalized, St. Joseph Health System controls about one third of the county's health care through its six hospitals and clinics affiliated with them, the Register reports. St. Joseph does follow the Catholic practices, including prohibiting abortions and contraceptive practices, according to the Register."
This is a quote from the OC Register's article by one of the doctors..
"Jeffrey Illeck, a Hoag affiliated OB-GYN, put it bluntly. The decision by Hoag, he said, is just one more example of the Catholic agenda that is slowly permeating the whole country to take away a woman's right to choose."
For once reading the paper made me happy!!!!!!!!!!!