CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1998 |
Ensuring that abortion will again be a major issue in the 46th Congressional District race, two leading GOP opponents of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) are already attacking her for opposing a ban on the controversial partial-birth abortion procedure. Rather than defend her vote against the ban, Sanchez said she will try to steer the debate back to a general discussion of abortion and "the right to choose" by saying she, too, opposes late-term abortions, with certain exceptions.
August 19, 2012 |
If there is something everyone can agree on, it would seem that the idea that rape can result in unwanted pregnancy would be right up there at the top of the list. Not so in Missouri, where the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate on Sunday advanced the theory that the female reproductive system shuts down when a woman is being raped, thus preventing conception. Rep. Todd Akin, a tea party candidate who is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the closely watched race, was asked in a local television interview about whether he supports access to abortion in the case of rape.
November 13, 2013 |
Who has had an abortion? In an intriguing cover story, New York Magazine decided to answer that question with the names, faces and accounts of 26 women from varied backgrounds who have had the procedure. As New York Magazine points out, about 1.2 million unplanned pregnancies are ended by abortion each year. According to the Guttmacher Institute - a research institute that supports reproductive rights - 3 in 10 American women will have abortions by the time they are 45. Abortion is legal and pervasive and, still, many women are reluctant to talk about their own personal experiences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1999
Re "Some in GOP Suggest Softer Stand on Abortion--for Sake of Victory," March 27: What a joyous occasion it would be to read a headline that stated: "Democrats Soften Their Position on 'Abortion on Demand.' " NICHOLAS YANUZZI Thousand Oaks
September 19, 2013 |
ROME -- Pope Francis has warned that the Roman Catholic Church could lose its way if it focuses too much on enforcing rules against contraception, abortion and homosexuality, instead of throwing open its doors and making the church more merciful. In a candid interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine, Francis also reiterated conciliatory comments he made this summer about not judging gay people. "A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality,” he told La Civilta Cattolica . “I replied with another question: 'Tell me, when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?
October 30, 2012
Re "Patt Morrison Asks: Douglas Kmiec, keeping the faith," Opinion, Oct. 24 How is it possible for a Roman Catholic in good conscience, such as Douglas Kmiec says he is, to justify voting for someone who supports abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research and now wants Catholic institutions to cover contraception at no extra charge as part of their employee healthcare plans? Without the right to life, you have no other rights. The Catholic bishops are right to say that we need to give the highest priority to protecting the unborn and to supporting those candidates who will back such protection.