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July 30, 1987
Education Secretary William J. Bennett has hired Jo Ann Gasper, an abortion foe who was fired from the Department of Health and Human Services for refusing to provide funds for the Planned Parenthood group, officials said. An Education Department official confirmed that Gasper had been hired but said "we can't say at the moment" what her title and job will be. Gasper was fired by HHS Secretary Otis R.
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July 30, 1987
Education Secretary William J. Bennett has hired Jo Ann Gasper, an abortion foe who was fired from the Department of Health and Human Services for refusing to provide funds for the Planned Parenthood group, officials said. An Education Department official confirmed that Gasper had been hired but said "we can't say at the moment" what her title and job will be. Gasper was fired by HHS Secretary Otis R.
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July 8, 1987 | CECILIE DITLEV-SIMONSEN, Times Staff Writer
Jo Ann Gasper, fired last week as deputy assistant secretary of health and human services for refusing to issue grants to two Planned Parenthood groups, claimed Tuesday she was really ousted for trying to further "President Reagan's pro-life policies." "I was fired because I am pro-life," Gasper said at a press conference. "I was fired because I stood up for my convictions."
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July 8, 1987 | CECILIE DITLEV-SIMONSEN, Times Staff Writer
Jo Ann Gasper, fired last week as deputy assistant secretary of health and human services for refusing to issue grants to two Planned Parenthood groups, claimed Tuesday she was really ousted for trying to further "President Reagan's pro-life policies." "I was fired because I am pro-life," Gasper said at a press conference. "I was fired because I stood up for my convictions."
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January 27, 1987 | United Press International
An official of the Health and Human Services Department has reprimanded a subordinate for trying single-handedly to drop all Planned Parenthood clinics from the $142.5-million Family Planning Program, officials said today.
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July 4, 1987 | Associated Press
A Health and Human Services official has been fired for refusing to carry out a superior's order to resume federal funding for Planned Parenthood clinics. The department said in a statement late Thursday that Jo Ann Gasper, deputy assistant health secretary for population affairs, was relieved of her duties for refusing a "direct and legally appropriate order" from Dr. Robert E. Windom, the assistant secretary for health.
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February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Health and Human Services Secretary Otis R. Bowen declined Thursday to reinstate a subordinate's order denying federal funds to Planned Parenthood family planning programs because the organization also operates abortion clinics.
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January 25, 1987 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
Demonstrators who braved foot-deep snow in the capital Thursday to march against abortion were heartened then by word that an end had been ordered to federal funding for Planned Parenthood, but within hours the order was countermanded. The order, in the form of a memorandum to the 10 regional health administrators of the Health and Human Services Department, was issued Wednesday by Jo Ann Gasper, deputy assistant secretary for population affairs.
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July 31, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and CECILIE DITLEV-SIMONSEN, Times Staff Writers and
President Reagan, trying to reduce the use of government money in any abortion-related activity, announced plans Thursday to block clinics and family planning agencies from spending federal funds to counsel women about abortion services and clinics. Reagan, speaking to a group of abortion opponents, disclosed a series of steps intended to use governmental authority to issue regulations without congressional approval in an effort to make it more difficult for women to obtain abortions.
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November 16, 1986 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The characters look like Betty and Veronica from the cartoon strip "Archie," one in a ponytail and the other wearing a cheerleader sweater. But this strip is called "Secondary Virginity" and the blonde is telling the other, "You know that 'gift that you only give once?' I already gave mine, so who cares anymore?" Her friend replies, "You can stop if you want to. If Bill could stop taking drugs and my dad could stop drinking, why can't you stop having sex?"
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July 19, 1985 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
Almost overnight, a renewed interest in sex education was displayed in this quiet, unpretentious San Diego County community. Little wonder. One of the counselors at the town's only high school reported that 20% of the school's girls admitted to her that they were pregnant during the 1983-84 school year. A disproportionately large number were freshmen. The startled school board swiftly ordered principals to change their sex education programs. Something had to be done, they said.
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