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September 8, 2003
Re "All Americans Can't Grow Up to Be President," Commentary, Sept. 4: Robert B. Cox is wrong; his children can run for president. It's not where you were born but your status at the time of your birth that is relevant. A "natural born Citizen" is someone who has not been "naturalized" -- in other words, someone who is an American citizen from birth. If both your parents are U.S. citizens at the time of your birth, you are an American citizen, regardless of where you were born. The local American embassy will even provide you with an American birth certificate.
December 9, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Sad news for Michelle Duggar and family: The "19 Kids and Counting" mom learned that she suffered a miscarriage in her second trimester. The miscarriage reportedly was detected during during what was supposed to be a routine doctor's appointment for Duggar, 45 -- a heartbeatĀ no longer could be detected. She and husband Jim Bob Duggar had been expecting their 20th child thisĀ spring. They plan to hold a funeral and will pick a name once they determine what the child's sex would have been.
August 16, 1985
Re the snub of TV networks on birth control campaigns: The Dutch have practically no problem with teen-age pregnancy. They also provide condoms through ubiquitous vending machines. We, on the other hand, have more teen-age pregnancy than any other industrialized country, while allowing a vocal, "religious" minority to intimidate an entire media industry. SUSU LEVY Encino
June 20, 1996 | From Times staff and wire reports
HIV-positive women who give birth more than four hours after the rupture of the fetal membranes--breaking of their water--are nearly twice as likely to transmit the virus to their infants as women who give birth less than four hours afterward, according to a study in the June 20 New England Journal of Medicine.
November 27, 1990
An inexpensive and effective way to prevent child abuse and neglect would be to focus on the prevention of the birth of unwanted children. SANDRA SAVETT, Santa Monica
May 24, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Birth 37 weeks after conception is normally considered a full-term pregnancy, but new research indicates that delaying delivery for another week or two can halve an infant's risk of dying in his or her first year, researchers say. "Infants born at 37 weeks or greater are considered term and have traditionally been considered as a uniform group," said Dr. Uma M. Reddy of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,...
October 18, 1987
I have just read Peter Steinfels' review of "Politics, Power and the Church" (The Book Review, Sept. 27) and it provokes a recommendation. You scrupulously identify your reviewer. Steinfels is the editor of Commonweal. When you are publishing a review of an evidently contentious and controversial book, ask the reviewer to tell the reader a few facts about the author. Who is Lawrence Lader? What else has he written? What are his qualifications--if any? Steinfels' half page critique finds nothing in Lader's work except bad logic and rampant bigotry.
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