December 1, 2007 |
It would seem an ideal time for Kansas politicians opposed to abortion to push that agenda, hard. The state's two biggest clinics are under criminal indictment, and two grand juries will soon convene to consider additional charges. But as the political season revs up, the executive director of the Kansas Republican Party has issued a stern warning to his fellow conservatives: Abortion is not a winning issue.
November 10, 2007
Re "Battling abortion isn't a holy war," Opinion, Nov. 4 Garry Wills asks us to overlook 2,000 years of clear, unanimous tradition that abortion is a particularly grave moral disorder punishable by excommunication. This teaching is based on Catholic Church doctrine. Wills claims that doubt exists as to when a human being comes to exist. The leading texts in human embryology don't share that doubt because they clearly state that human development begins at fertilization.
August 28, 2007 |
A federal judge in Kansas City temporarily blocked a new state abortion law after Planned Parenthood said the law would harm women by drastically reducing the number of clinics available to provide abortions. The law, which was scheduled to take effect today, would put more abortion clinics under state supervision by categorizing them as outpatient surgery centers, requiring them to meet specific state building, staffing and health standards.
July 31, 2007 |
For years, Portuguese women seeking an abortion crossed over the border to Spain, where Yolanda Hernandez awaited. Now, Hernandez is coming to them. In the abortion business for nearly three decades, Hernandez is opening Portugal's first private abortion clinic. Sitting on the top of a hill just off an important Lisbon thoroughfare, Avenida da Liberdade, this imposing white building is no back-alley basement.
July 28, 2007 |
A man accused of trying to bomb a clinic where abortions are performed pleaded guilty in Austin to attempted use of a destructive device. Paul Ross Evans, 27, remained in federal custody awaiting sentencing and faces up to 40 years in prison with the plea agreement. He was indicted on multiple charges and could have been sentenced to life in prison if convicted. Evans was arrested in April after a bomb was found in the parking lot of the Austin Women's Health Center.
May 22, 2007 |
FOURTH-year medical student Megan Lederer recently helped deliver a premature baby at barely six months gestation. The newborn was tiny, unimaginably fragile, but she survived. Caught up in the moment, Lederer didn't think about the implication for her chosen career. Later, though, she wondered: Could I have aborted that pregnancy? She could have, she decided. She would have felt an obligation.
April 27, 2007 |
A bomb was left in a duffel bag in the parking lot of a clinic in Austin where abortions are performed, but a bomb squad safely detonated it. An employee found the package at the Austin Women's Health Center, authorities said. The device "was configured in such a way to cause serious bodily injury or death," said David Carter, assistant chief of the Austin Police Department.
July 16, 2006 |
Hundreds of abortion-rights advocates and their opponents squared off in Jackson, both sides proclaiming Mississippi a new battleground state in the fight over Roe vs. Wade. The National Organization for Women and other abortion-rights groups gathered at a park, vowing to counter an eight-day rally by national group Operation Save America, which wants to see the state's only abortion clinic closed.
July 1, 2006 |
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has impeached the tribe's president for proposing an abortion clinic on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in response to South Dakota's blanket prohibition on abortion. The 9-5 vote by the council removed Cecelia Fire Thunder, who was elected in November 2004 as the tribe's first female president. She said she would challenge the action.
June 15, 2006 |
An abortion clinic surrendered its license Wednesday amid allegations that a woman delivered a nearly full-term stillborn baby after a staff member gave her an abortion-inducing drug without a doctor present. Summit Medical Center in Birmingham has been closed since the Alabama Department of Public Health suspended its operations May 17, citing numerous violations of health rules, said Rick Harris, director of the state agency's Bureau of Health Provider Standards.