Sunday, June 23, 2013

Calif. Hospital Ends Abortion, Media Outraged

After Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian of Newport Beach, CA affiliated with the (Catholic) St. Joseph Health and stopped performing elective abortions, outrage by the media and other abortion advocates caused the California attorney general's office to investigate and ensure that there are enough abortionists to kill children of low-income women.

For background, read Minorities Targeted by Planned Parenthood for Abortion: Study and also read Black Genocide in New York City (nearly 2 of 3 killed in womb)

-- From "Fewer abortions with hospital consolidations" by The Associated Press 6/21/13

Women's health advocates say affiliations between non-Catholic and Catholic hospitals have squelched abortions in a number of locations, and full-blown mergers have also affected health services such as sterilization and contraception.

Hospitals steeped in different faith traditions have had to contend with public concern over mergers and affiliations in states including Connecticut, Kentucky and Washington. The debate has most often surfaced in mergers involving Catholic hospitals due to the church's directives on issues ranging from abortion and birth control to end-of-life decisions.

In suburban Philadelphia, two hospitals, Abington and Holy Redeemer, called off a proposed partnership after community members were upset the plan would have ended abortions at Abington.

Catholic facilities account for more than one fifth of the country's hospital admissions, according to the Catholic Health Association.

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From "Hoag Hospital's abortion ban linked to new Catholic partner" by Jill Cowan and Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times 6/20/13

Hoag Hospital officials told The Times this week that they wanted the deal to go through and knew elective abortions were a "sensitive issue" for St. Joseph Health System, which has a "statement of common values" that prohibits the procedures.

The California attorney general's office, which approved the alliance in February, is now investigating whether Hoag Hospital is doing enough to ensure that there are accessible alternatives for elective abortions, especially for low-income women. The office is also looking into whether Hoag officials were accurate in reporting that the hospital did fewer than 100 elective abortions each year.

Jon Dunn, chief executive of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, said his organization plans to work with Hoag to ensure that patients get the care they need. But Dunn said he believed Hoag's decision was part of a "troubling trend" of the Catholic Church using religion to restrict medical care.

"Catholic systems are growing ... that can really affect many aspects of care," said Debra Stulberg, assistant professor at the University of Chicago who studies Catholic healthcare. "Women are having fewer and fewer places they can go for care. They are having to travel further and further."

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Also read and view a
vintage interview with Planned Parenthood founder, eugenicist Margaret Sanger