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August 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jennifer Love Hewitt is back on Twitter and ready to talk pregnancy. "The Client List" star announced her pregnancy and subsequent engagement to costar Brian Hallisay in June. The curvy starlet then took a self-inflicted Twitter hiatus in early July after she received a lot of "negativity" following her big news. "Unfortunately with all the negativity people choose to send on twitter as well as threats to there own well being. I'm sad to say twitter is No longer for me. I have enjoyed all the kindness and love that came my way, as well as support.
Black and Latino women have "substantially higher" pregnancy rates at all ages than do white women, but the pregnancies among black women are far more likely to end in abortion than those among white women and Latinas, a new government report shows. The National Center for Health Statistics report is the first to present a detailed breakdown of pregnancy patterns in each of these groups.
January 2, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
A test that tells a woman when she can have sex without using artificial birth control to avoid pregnancy has been developed by a biotechnology company that said it will be at least a year before it gains regulatory approval. Monoclonal Antibodies of Mountain View, Calif., has released details about the test, which it said provides valid results only during the second half of a woman's monthly cycle, after ovulation.
December 29, 1986
After reading the letters of Nov. 17 in response to Archbishop Roger Mahony's pastoral letter (Metro, Nov. 7), I too wanted to respond. Ten years ago I was a pregnant teen-ager. My pregnancy was a direct result of sexual ignorance. I was very upset to learn that Archbishop Mahony and his fellow churchmen condenm school-based clinics. While I appreciate Mahony's right to express himself, I feel the official prejudices of his church outweigh the facts. Perhaps it is time to put our religious beliefs aside and concentrate on solutions.
January 13, 1997
I am writing in response to your Jan. 5 article about President Clinton's new national strategy to prevent teen pregnancies and provide $7.5 million to launch local programs that promote abstinence. President Clinton deserves praise for elevating teen pregnancy prevention to a national priority. During 1995, over 4,300 Orange County teen mothers gave birth and another 4,500 gave birth in San Bernardino County. Our communities should plan now to enhance the forthcoming abstinence programs with responsible sex education, which gives teens factual and honest information to avoid pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and AIDS.
April 2, 2001
Hey, that Norah Vincent is onto something ("Feminists Have No Womb for Anyone Else," Commentary, March 29). But I think drug-testing pregnant women without their consent is only a first step. There are thousands of pregnant women running around loose doing whatever they please, just like regular people. Think how many fetuses could be saved if these women were put in state-run pregnancy farms where they could be monitored 24/7. And why stop there? A lot of women are pregnant but don't show it. Let's randomly test all women of childbearing age and throw them in jail if they turn out to be smoking, drinking, eating, watching, listening to or thinking anything that could be harmful to fetuses.
July 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The National Zoo won't be hearing oohs and aahs over a new panda cub this year. Zoo officials said that the giant panda Mei Xiang was not pregnant after all. Her hormone levels had soared after she was artificially inseminated, then dropped, signaling a cub could be born. But an ultrasound showed no fetus, and zoo officials determined she wasn't pregnant. False pregnancies are common in pandas, and Mei Xiang has had four. Her only cub, Tai Shan, turns 2 on Monday.
August 14, 1989 | From staff and wire reports
Two studies released last week document the dangers of pregnant women using cocaine and smoking cigarettes. Women who use cocaine early in their pregnancies are nearly five times more likely to produce babies with serious birth defects, government researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.
October 29, 2005
Re "A Puzzling Trail to USC Baby Death," Oct. 25 I read your article on Holly Ashcraft with much sadness and frustration. As a woman who is undergoing fertility procedures with the hope of conceiving a first child, I admit I have no sympathy for her. She has been a resident of this city for the last few years, yet she didn't bother to call social services for assistance with her unwanted pregnancy. Unlike many young women, she had a support system of friends and extended family members but did not turn to them.
April 1, 1987
The Cupertino-based Semiconductor Industry Assn. agreed to conduct a national study to see whether miscarriages and other adverse health effects result from chip workers' exposure to toxic materials. The announcement came at a meeting of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
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