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.
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
April 22, 2014
Re "The Hoag Hospital compact," Editorial, April 18 There are moments when even nonprofit hospitals break the moral compact they have with the people they serve. Such a moment is playing out for Hoag Hospital as it discontinues legal elective abortion services to seal its partnership with the Roman Catholic St. Joseph Health System. Even state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' deal to ensure that Hoag refers women to elective abortion providers doesn't make Hoag's actions smell a whole lot sweeter.
August 21, 2012 |
TAMPA, FL - The Republican Party's platform committee approved anti-abortion language Tuesday without adding exceptions for rape - a suddenly hot issue after weekend comments by GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin in Missouri. Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, the platform committee chairman, complimented the delegates for swiftly disposing of the abortion section. That topic, he remarked, had often consumed hours of debate in past years. The draft 2012 platform states that “the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed” and includes support for “a human life amendment to the Constitution.” That language is identical to the anti-abortion plank in the 2008 platform and makes no specific exceptions for 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.
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.