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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1986
Regarding SB 7, Sen. Joseph B. Montoya's (D-North Whittier) bill to require parental consent for a minor's abortion, I would like to point out that the pious platitudes about parental authority quickly fall by the wayside when the minor wants to keep the baby and the parents say, "Don't be silly! You have an abortion and finish your education." If the parents can veto a minor's abortion, shouldn't they also be able to require one? Better the choice, either pro or con, be left to the girl/woman herself.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1987
At least some residents of San Diego County are grateful for the courageous action of Judge Lester in choosing to publicly criticize the San Diego Police Department's officers for their handling of Sagon Penn and, subsequently, in their actions on the witness stand. Our gratitude must also be expressed to those jurors who also had the courage to speak out against the police, despite their fear of reprisals. If the American public is in desperate need of a hero, then I submit the name of Judge J. Morgan Lester.
OPINION
July 4, 2009
Re "Hospitals as debtors' prisons," June 28 Keeping women who can't pay their hospital bills in virtual lock-up at the hospital itself would seem to be counterproductive. It costs the hospital and deprives the women of any chance of income-earning. Kenya is on its way to a population disaster. This will exacerbate the challenges of reducing poverty and of providing education, health, energy, food, water and stability to its people, particularly to its women. Jane Roberts Redlands -- Problems from continuing overpopulation continue to grow faster than society and science can address them.
OPINION
July 4, 2009
Re "Hospitals as debtors' prisons," June 28 Keeping women who can't pay their hospital bills in virtual lock-up at the hospital itself would seem to be counterproductive. It costs the hospital and deprives the women of any chance of income-earning. Kenya is on its way to a population disaster. This will exacerbate the challenges of reducing poverty and of providing education, health, energy, food, water and stability to its people, particularly to its women. Jane Roberts Redlands -- Problems from continuing overpopulation continue to grow faster than society and science can address them.
NEWS
October 30, 1988
The Supreme Court would never outlaw abortion. It would simply say that abortion was not a right guaranteed under the Constitution. Every state would then come up with its own law, the more "liberal" states restricting abortion by allowing government to climb into women's wombs, the more "conservative" states allowing it because they would "get government off the backs of the people." As for the number of abortions, not much would change except for more interstate travel for desperate women and a few trips to Canada.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999
Re "Blackmun, Author of Roe Vs. Wade, Dies," March 5: In June 1986, I sent to Justice Harry Blackmun a very short handwritten note in which I thanked him for understanding at a deep level what a woman was, and saying how sorry I was at the abuse heaped on him. I believe it was shortly after his home had been fired on. To my great surprise, I received a note on Supreme Court stationery, dated July 22, 1986, in which he said: "Dear Mrs. Roberts, I...
OPINION
March 21, 2002
Re "Bush Proposes Major Boost in Development Aid," March 15: President Bush is to be lauded for wanting to increase development aid to poor countries by $5 billion. However, development without population stabilization and sustainable use of resources is meaningless. He is to be castigated for using his "ax of evil" in chopping off our country's contribution to the United Nations Population Fund, which offers family planning and reproductive health care, battles transmission of HIV and monitors violence against women and children, particularly in refugee camps in areas of conflict.
NATIONAL
July 21, 2005 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
While Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr.'s views on abortion triggered intense debate on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, there is no mistaking where his wife stands: Jane Sullivan Roberts, a lawyer, is ardently against abortion. A Roman Catholic like her husband, Jane Roberts has been deeply involved in the antiabortion movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1991
I was gravely troubled to read that the mountain lion was shot when it came back to claim its kill--the Doberman pinscher ("State Officials Defend Killing of Puma," Aug. 13). I am sorry for the owners, but that is one of the hazards of living in that area. Despite what we are told, it doesn't take much to notice the dwindling levels of wildlife. Recently, it was the gnatcatcher, then the graceful heron, and now another mountain lion! Is it easier to shoot rather than doubt?
NATIONAL
July 21, 2005 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
While Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr.'s views on abortion triggered intense debate on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, there is no mistaking where his wife stands: Jane Sullivan Roberts, a lawyer, is ardently against abortion. A Roman Catholic like her husband, Jane Roberts has been deeply involved in the antiabortion movement.
OPINION
February 19, 2005
Re "Feminist Fatale," Opinion, Feb. 13: Charlotte Allen's inability to name important female intellectuals whose work speaks to a wide audience of educated people reveals little else than politically motivated ignorance. Rather than obsessing over those feminists who so infuriate her, I suggest that Allen spend the next several months reading more widely. Here's a list to begin with: Saskia Sassen, Katherine Newman and Nancy Schepper-Hughes on economy and globalization; Lizabeth Cohen on consumerism and politics; Arlie Hochschild on work and family; Sherry Ortner and Toni Morrison on power and culture; Elaine Pagels on Christianity.
OPINION
October 28, 2004
Re "Stepping Out of Line in Stem Cell Research," Commentary, Oct. 25: Yesterday I sent in my absentee ballot and voted yes on stem cell research. I did so with mixed feelings because this is high-tech, high-cost medicine to save relatively few. Those billions of dollars on the low-tech, low-cost scale could do preventive medicine here in the U.S. more good for more people, and be spent on women's health and family planning in Third World countries, save lives, lessen misery and help even the planet survive.
OPINION
March 21, 2002
Re "Bush Proposes Major Boost in Development Aid," March 15: President Bush is to be lauded for wanting to increase development aid to poor countries by $5 billion. However, development without population stabilization and sustainable use of resources is meaningless. He is to be castigated for using his "ax of evil" in chopping off our country's contribution to the United Nations Population Fund, which offers family planning and reproductive health care, battles transmission of HIV and monitors violence against women and children, particularly in refugee camps in areas of conflict.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999
Re "Blackmun, Author of Roe Vs. Wade, Dies," March 5: In June 1986, I sent to Justice Harry Blackmun a very short handwritten note in which I thanked him for understanding at a deep level what a woman was, and saying how sorry I was at the abuse heaped on him. I believe it was shortly after his home had been fired on. To my great surprise, I received a note on Supreme Court stationery, dated July 22, 1986, in which he said: "Dear Mrs. Roberts, I...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1991
I was gravely troubled to read that the mountain lion was shot when it came back to claim its kill--the Doberman pinscher ("State Officials Defend Killing of Puma," Aug. 13). I am sorry for the owners, but that is one of the hazards of living in that area. Despite what we are told, it doesn't take much to notice the dwindling levels of wildlife. Recently, it was the gnatcatcher, then the graceful heron, and now another mountain lion! Is it easier to shoot rather than doubt?
OPINION
October 28, 2004
Re "Stepping Out of Line in Stem Cell Research," Commentary, Oct. 25: Yesterday I sent in my absentee ballot and voted yes on stem cell research. I did so with mixed feelings because this is high-tech, high-cost medicine to save relatively few. Those billions of dollars on the low-tech, low-cost scale could do preventive medicine here in the U.S. more good for more people, and be spent on women's health and family planning in Third World countries, save lives, lessen misery and help even the planet survive.
OPINION
February 19, 2005
Re "Feminist Fatale," Opinion, Feb. 13: Charlotte Allen's inability to name important female intellectuals whose work speaks to a wide audience of educated people reveals little else than politically motivated ignorance. Rather than obsessing over those feminists who so infuriate her, I suggest that Allen spend the next several months reading more widely. Here's a list to begin with: Saskia Sassen, Katherine Newman and Nancy Schepper-Hughes on economy and globalization; Lizabeth Cohen on consumerism and politics; Arlie Hochschild on work and family; Sherry Ortner and Toni Morrison on power and culture; Elaine Pagels on Christianity.
NEWS
October 30, 1988
The Supreme Court would never outlaw abortion. It would simply say that abortion was not a right guaranteed under the Constitution. Every state would then come up with its own law, the more "liberal" states restricting abortion by allowing government to climb into women's wombs, the more "conservative" states allowing it because they would "get government off the backs of the people." As for the number of abortions, not much would change except for more interstate travel for desperate women and a few trips to Canada.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1987
At least some residents of San Diego County are grateful for the courageous action of Judge Lester in choosing to publicly criticize the San Diego Police Department's officers for their handling of Sagon Penn and, subsequently, in their actions on the witness stand. Our gratitude must also be expressed to those jurors who also had the courage to speak out against the police, despite their fear of reprisals. If the American public is in desperate need of a hero, then I submit the name of Judge J. Morgan Lester.
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