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November 16, 1986
In the article, "Teen Sex Education Campaign Launched" (by Beverly Beyette, Oct. 17), Faye Wattleton, the president of Planned Parenthood, states that it is irrational to believe that sexual activity among teens will stop and then describes a new campaign effort to increase the awareness and acquisition of contraceptives. As a pediatrician who works in a low socioeconomic area, it is difficult for me to understand how a rational mind could think that spending $1 million on contraceptive awareness could do anything to the incidence of teen-age pregnancy.
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.
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
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.
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.
February 28, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Officials from Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Imperial counties said Friday that they would not comply with a subpoena from the U.S. government seeking medical records of women who have had abortions. The Planned Parenthood chapter is one of six that have received subpoenas in a legal case in which the organization is suing the government to overturn a law banning late-term abortions. Officials said handing over records would violate patients' privacy.
April 10, 1989
Teen-age sexuality, drug abuse, AIDS, stress and depression will be discussed Saturday at the second annual teen-ager conference sponsored by the Planned Parenthood chapter of Orange and San Bernardino counties. Teen-agers will relate personal experiences to their peers, said Lori Frye of Planned Parenthood. Experts will be on hand to provide information. The conference will include Dr. Art Lange, a self-esteem expert who will be the keynote speaker; player LeRoy Irvin of the Los Angeles Rams, and the San Diego Planned Parenthood's New Image Teen Theatre, which will perform skits.
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