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NEWS
September 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Clayton Lee Waagner, 44, an escaped inmate from Illinois who has threatened to kill abortion providers, was placed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list, the bureau said. Waagner escaped in February from a Clinton, Ill., jail where he was awaiting sentencing on federal firearms and auto theft convictions. He also is being sought for a Pennsylvania bank robbery, firearms violations in Tennessee and a carjacking in Mississippi.
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NATIONAL
June 28, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley has ended a joint venture between a hospital system founded by the archdiocese and a Missouri-based health insurer, fearing it linked Catholic hospitals too closely to abortion providers. O'Malley has been criticized for allowing Caritas Christi Health Care to partner with Centene Corp., which covers abortion services. With the decision, Caritas will still provide healthcare to patients, including those covered by Centene -- though it won't provide services that violate Catholic teachings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1998
It is hard to fathom how The Times could allow Michael Ramirez's irresponsible cartoon to run Oct. 28. This cartoon, published days after Dr. Barnett Slepian was tragically murdered for helping women safely, legally and conscientiously end their pregnancy, contributes to the social climate of hate created by years of inexcusable rhetoric from the so-called right-to-life movement and the religious political extremists with whom it aligns. For such hatemongers, sound bites and cartoons such as Ramirez's are just a game.
NEWS
August 23, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Obstetricians and gynecologists are trained as women's health specialists. But only 14% provide abortions. The nationwide survey of 1,144 ob-gyns published Monday found a lower rate of abortion providers than a 2008 survey did, which put the figure at 22%. Other doctors, such as family practice physicians, may also provide abortions. And there is some evidence that the number of ob-gyns willing to provide abortions may increase in the future. The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago and Duke University, found that younger doctors, ages 35 or younger, were the most likely to perform abortions, compared with other age groups.
NATIONAL
November 21, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The rate of abortions in the United States fell by 5%, the largest single-year decrease in a decade, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The decline is outlined in the annual abortion surveillance data for the year 2009, the latest available. It was published on Wednesday in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. About 18% of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion, the CDC noted. Factors from the availability of abortion providers, state laws, the general economy and access to health services including contraception, can all influence the abortion rate, according to the CDC. An important way to reduce abortions is to eliminate unwanted pregnancies.
NEWS
February 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
An Internet service provider has shut down an anti-abortion Web site that an Oregon jury said constituted a threat to abortion providers. The move Thursday night came a day after the creator of the Web site, Neal Horsley, said he planned to add video cameras at abortion clinics in five American cities as well as in England and Japan to monitor activities for the Web.
NATIONAL
February 2, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure,  Roe vs. Wade , according to a new study. Research by the  Guttmacher Institute , a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights, found that in 2011 there were 16.9 abortions for every 1,000 women ages 15-44. In 1973, the rate was 16.3 abortions per 1,000 women. In all, there were about 1.1 million abortions in 2011, down 13% from 2008, according to the report, which is to be published in March.
NATIONAL
August 21, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Texas can cut off funds for Planned Parenthood clinics before a trial concerning the legality of its ban on funding organizations tied to abortion providers, a federal appeals court  ruled Tuesday . The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans lifted a federal judge's temporary injunction that had protected the funding pending an October trial. After Texas banned funds for groups linked to abortion providers, some Planned Parenthood clinics sued, arguing the law violates free speech.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A panel of federal appeals court judges ruled Friday that Texas cannot ban Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds while a federal lawsuit over funding is pending. The lawsuit, filed last month, concerns a law Texas legislators passed last year that would have eliminated funding to 49 Planned Parenthood clinics Tuesday. On Monday, before that could happen, a federal judge in Austin granted an injunction barring the state from enforcing the law until the federal case is resolved.
NATIONAL
May 1, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- The brinkmanship continues as Texas battles to cut government funding to Planned Parenthood. Texas legislators passed a law last year to effectively remove Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the Texas Medicaid Women's Health Program as of today.  Planned Parenthood clinics had sued the state to maintain funding and appeared to have won a victory Monday when a federal judge in Austin issued an injunction that...
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