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By Bill Dunlap | June 26, 2013
Once again the pro-abortion contingent (pro-choice is far too gentile) is using the religion card as a toll to discount Hoag Hospital's decision on elective abortions. They accuse the Hoag board of conspiring in a "covert" manner regarding their new association with St. Joseph Health and the decision to cease elective abortions at the hospital. The insinuation is that the Catholic factor was the perpetrator. How dare they decide to inhibit a women's right to reproductive health care!
NEWS
July 2, 2004
A letter in Thursday's Forum page, "Abortion not limited to just woman's body," included an incorrect word that altered the meaning of a sentence. The letter should have read: "What [Pamela] Brande and many other pro-choice advocates fail to understand, or at least admit to, is that abortion is not limited to just the woman's body." In Thursday's Daily Pilot, the story "Light rail could be left up to voters," incorrectly stated how much in matching funds the Orange County Transportation Authority has received from the federal government for the CenterLine light-rail project.
NEWS
May 13, 2004
Freedom of speech is hardly a hobby Peggy Normandin's comments, published May 1 in the "Mailbag" section, voiced her distress over "skewed thinking," "unnatural solution....against a woman's heartfelt instinct," "an abhorrent procedure," "propaganda" putting undue pressure on people to embrace abortion as a healthy option, all in the direction of mothers and daughters who marched together last month in Washington, D.C. No one, including and especially government, should interfere with the personal and private matters of a women's reproductive options and healthcare.
NEWS
May 8, 2004
I was rescued from an abortion in 1966, so this is a very personal issue for me. I was rescued because the law did not permit abortions, and no doctors could be found willing to break the law. I was an "accident," so let me be an advocate for the "accidents" of the future. I understand and agree with the right of a woman to control her body, but that control needs to happen before it involves another life. Claims of abortion's necessity in cases involving rape or the medical condition of the mother are over-reported.
NEWS
November 1, 2000
Alex Coolman Striding down the length of the Huntington Beach Pier, Ted Crisell is pressing flesh at top speed. "Are you folks voters?" Crisell asks a group of senior citizens, handing them a couple campaign fliers. "I'm running for Congress!" This morning, Crisell is animated and infectious. He meets a woman who tells him she's voted for him, and the result is a hug of pure political joy. If there was ever a day when it seemed like a Democrat could take the 45th Congressional District, this is it. The 45th is, of course, the district that's been dominated for years by Dana Rohrabacher.
NEWS
October 8, 2008
After spending $680,000 to move city hall 700 feet, Jack Croul has apparently determined that it is more cost-effective to buy City Council members. Dolores Otting was available. The so-called candidate of “transparent government” has been funded by a secret big-money effort to take control. Ignoring our $500-per-person contribution limit, Croul has funneled $25,000 to date to Dolores Otting. Beginning in July, and using hidden contributions and anonymous committees from out of town, the lies and attacks have begun.
NEWS
May 12, 2004
Debates require respect for opposition I read with casual interest the response to the Pilot's article, "Mother daughter march causes concern," (Mailbag, May 1) regarding the Harringtons' attendance at the women's march in Washington D.C. ("Newport native makes abortion march," April 28). While I usually resist the temptation to argue political viewpoints, it seems that Peggy Normandin appears to have taken the conservative, anti-choice position with renewed venom.
FEATURES
December 9, 2006
Last week, Rick Warren, the pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, was strongly criticized by some conservatives for inviting U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to address more than 2,000 evangelical leaders at Warren's second international conference on AIDS. "Why would Warren marry the moral equivalency of his pulpit — a sacred piece of honor in evangelical traditions — to the inhumane, sick and sinister evil that Obama has worked for as a legislator?" wrote radio host and blogger Kevin McCullough.
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By Joseph N. Bell | June 3, 2009
Once again in our allegedly civilized society we have seen overpowering and unbalanced moral, religious and political convictions turn into social activism, then hatred and, finally, into violence. And Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kan., is dead, slain, it has been charged, by a mentally ill man nurtured on a diet of anti-government hate to a conclusion, I suspect, that he was doing a public service of heroic proportions by removing this man from the world we all share. Tiller was the most visible of a handful of American doctors who included last trimester pregnancy abortions in their medical practice.
FEATURES
November 14, 2008
If you could have lunch with President-elect Barack Obama what would you most like to tell him?   I would first congratulate Mr. Obama on his election victory, noting his fine speaking skills and his ability to get people behind him and his vision for our country. I would assure him of my prayers for him and our nation during this pivotal time in our history. One area I would stress with the President-elect is my grave disagreement with him as regards pro-life issues.
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By Jill Cowan and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | August 13, 2013
The Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to move ahead with an ordinance that would create a 300-foot "buffer zone" to keep pickets away from a targeted individual's home. The 6-0 decision followed a recent night-time demonstration during which abortion protesters targeted the residence of a local doctor, writing slurs in chalk in front of the house and generally frightening residents. While council members said they understood the need to protect free speech, they felt that the rule would ensure that residents could find peace and privacy in their homes.
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July 9, 2013
I find it curious that those who advocate abortion on demand would lament Hoag's decision to stop performing elective abortions. I wonder what their response would be if they went to their favorite steak restaurant only to find that it had been recently purchased by vegans who eliminated all menu items that conflicted with their personal beliefs. Could they reasonably protest the restaurant denying them their favorite steaks? Could they reasonably protest the owners doing so without first notifying their customers and getting their customers' permission?
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By Lauren Williams and Jill Cowan | June 28, 2013
About 50 to 100 anti-abortion protesters wrote messages in chalk and shouted slurs outside the home of a Newport Beach obstetrician Thursday night. The protest began at about 8 p.m. outside the Dover Shores home of Richard Agnew, who is affiliated with Hoag Hospital, authorities said. Agnew was one of a slate of Hoag Hospital-affiliated doctors to oppose the institution's recent decision to eliminate elective abortion services in the wake of its affiliation with Catholic health system St. Joseph Health.
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By Bill Dunlap | June 26, 2013
Once again the pro-abortion contingent (pro-choice is far too gentile) is using the religion card as a toll to discount Hoag Hospital's decision on elective abortions. They accuse the Hoag board of conspiring in a "covert" manner regarding their new association with St. Joseph Health and the decision to cease elective abortions at the hospital. The insinuation is that the Catholic factor was the perpetrator. How dare they decide to inhibit a women's right to reproductive health care!
NEWS
By Terry McDermott | June 22, 2013
As I read all the letters regarding Hoag Hospital's ethical and moral decision to terminate elective abortions, instead of our children, I believe it is time for some truth. It is a scientific, biological, medical and spiritual truth that every abortion kills a living child. As rivers of innocent blood flow through our streets, I wonder how can it be. No phantom right to privacy should prevail over the inalienable right to life. Pro-choice means only that the mother has a choice, not the father and not the grandparents, and, incredibly, not the child.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan and Lauren Williams | June 20, 2013
Wearing purple and carrying picket signs, hundreds of abortion-rights advocates demonstrated outside Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Thursday night in protest of the recent decision to eliminate elective abortions. They were met by a robust crowd of counter-demonstrators, many of whom made clear they were on board with the hospital's decision to stop providing the service after it affiliated with a Catholic healthcare system. Signs proclaiming, "Our bodies, ourselves," mixed in with placards thanking Hoag for saving "babies.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
I object to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian's decision to cease providing a full range of women's services, ostensibly because not enough procedures are performed. The dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure, used to abort in the early stages of pregnancy, is the same procedure used for a miscarriage. These are common procedures, and it is disingenuous to claim that not enough are performed and thus they need to be eliminated. If they followed their own logic, one might presume that they would shut down many of their surgical services for operations performed less than their own stated standard of 100 times per year, but they have not. Hoag has given the impression that St. Joseph Health did not require a cessation of abortion services, but a careful reading of Hoag President Robert Braithwaite's words indicate only that St. Joseph "did not pressure" Hoag to make this decision.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | June 15, 2013
Hoag Hospital's decision to stop performing elective abortions in the wake of its affiliation with a Catholic health-care group has sparked an outcry among women's rights advocates, who say the move diminishes access to high-quality reproductive care. Pro-choice advocates plan to protest outside the hospital at a rally next week, and eight Hoag-affiliated doctors recently penned a public letter registering their disapproval. Some donors to the Newport Beach hospital - typically seen as a top-tier facility in an upscale area - have threatened to withhold support.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
Re. "Commentary: Hoag is committed to women's health," (May 24): As obstetricians/gynecologists who admit patients to Hoag Hospital, we are compelled to respond to the commentary by Robert Braithwaite, Hoag CEO, and Gary McKitterick, chairman of the Hoag Board of Directors. Their article discussed women's health care and the affiliation between Hoag Hospital and St. Joseph Health. St. Joseph Health is a Catholic health system that bans many women's health-care services, including contraception, sterilization, most infertility treatments and abortion.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
As a resident of Newport Beach for 40 years, I was shocked and hugely disappointed to read that Hoag Hospital has decided to eliminate a patient's medical option to have an elective abortion performed at what I have always considered to be my outstanding local hospital. Abortion is legal in the United States but as more and more hospitals across the country are purchased by or build relationships with Catholic hospitals, access to abortion is becoming much less available. That Hoag would bow to pressure — be it from St. Joseph, from donors, from board members or other influences — is shocking to me. It is bad enough that this happens in other sates, but in an enlightened, well-educated community like Newport Beach, it is unconscionable.
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