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Planned Parenthood officials said Thursday that they will defy a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that forbids doctors in federally funded family-planning clinics from advising poor, pregnant women that abortion is an option for them. "We will stand firm by our commitment to give women full information," said Margaret Connell, public affairs director for Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.
September 17, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER
The lobby window of a Ventura abortion clinic was shattered over the weekend by a small, crudely fashioned explosive device, authorities said Monday. The waiting room at the Planned Parenthood center on Ralston Street was littered with broken glass, but no one was injured in the incident, which occurred while the building was vacant between 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. "I would call it prank level, but we treat all explosive devices as being serious," Ventura Police Lt. A. J. Farrar said.
October 5, 1989 | DAVID BEHRENS, Newsday
She remembers the long rides from St. Louis to Mississippi in the 1950s, the conductor taking her small hand and helping her off the train at Canton, where her grandparents lived. She remembers the "white" and "colored" signs and the segregated movie theaters of the Deep South where she sat in the balcony because she was black.
February 18, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
The Republican-led House on Friday approved an amendment to a massive spending bill that would prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The measure offered by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) was approved 240-185, with several Democrats joining Republicans in support. The organization would be prohibited from receiving federal funds for any of its activities. It is already banned from using federal funds to perform most abortions. The House continues making its way through hundreds of amendments to a spending bill to fund the government through Sept.
April 18, 2011
Recipe for success Re "L.A. can't escape TV chef's drama," April 14 Kudos to former Los Unified School District Supt. Ramon C. Cortines for standing up to TV chef Jamie Oliver and not allowing him into our school's kitchens. For reality TV shows to work — and I used the term "reality" very loosely — there always has to be a villain. Guess who that would have been? L.A. Unified efficiently serves tens of thousands of nutritious lunches each day. There are choices of entrees, they come with fruit and vegetables, not candy or soda, and most of the meals cost less than a dollar.
April 8, 2011 | By James Oliphant and Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
As the countdown clock toward a deal to avert a federal shutdown neared zero, and for all the talk of reducing the size of government and scaling back federal spending, Democrats complained Friday that House Republicans were again fixated an age-old sticking point: Abortion. "Republicans want to shut down the government because they want to make it harder for women to obtain the health services they need," Sen. Harry Reid, the majority leader, said Friday on the Senate floor. At issue is a provision, known as Title X, that sends federal dollars to Planned Parenthood for family planning and health services such as cancer screenings.
June 21, 1986
Roberti's hysterical attack on Planned Parenthood was reprehensible. Planned Parenthood is a reliable organization that has done a great deal to reduce the number of abortions through birth-control counseling. It is Roberti who owes Planned Parenthood an apology rather than the other way around. JEAN KOCH Los Angeles
February 2, 2012 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
As the backlash grew against the decision by Susan G. Komen for the Curefoundation to cease awarding grants to Planned Parenthood, Komen officials ended two days of silence on Thursday and tried to manage the uproar. In a conference call with the media, Komen founder and Chief Executive Nancy G. Brinker said the decision was due to policy changes intended to improve how grantees are selected. It had nothing to do with Planned Parenthood's position as an abortion provider, she said.
October 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A suburban Planned Parenthood clinic prohibited from opening after antiabortion activists raised questions about how it received its building permits will be allowed to open, city officials said Monday. Mayor Tom Weisner said reviews by three different attorneys found no legal basis to deny an occupancy permit to the clinic, and the permit was issued Monday afternoon. Planned Parenthood said it would start seeing patients at the building today.
November 22, 1992 | Reuters
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America Friday named a Catholic nurse as its president, signaling a new direction for the group that has been at the center of the battle over abortion rights. The new president, Pamela Maraldo, said the group will remain dedicated to maintaining and strengthening abortion rights but will also enter the debate over a national health care policy. Maraldo, who takes office Feb.
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