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May 31, 2012 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON - Even as political fights over abortion and contraception grab headlines, very few American women identify issues of women's health as something they want to hear about from candidates this year, according to a new survey from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Only 2 percent of registered female voters named “women's issues” as a top priority in this year's campaign. If abortion is included, that number rises only to 5 percent. By contrast, 60% registered women identified the economy as the top issue, making it far and away the most important issue in voters' minds, the national poll found.
May 3, 2010 | By Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Over the last few decades, the period between the time when young adults leave their parents' house and when they settle down to start families has grown substantially. In 1970, 21% of 25-year-olds were unmarried; by 2005, the percentage had jumped to 60%. Marked by self-discovery and exploration, this phase of life has been dubbed the "odyssey years" by some. And along with determining their career and life goals, many unmarried adults in their 20s are also trying to figure out how to manage their sex lives.
June 22, 2001
"Clock Ticks on Health Care Crisis" (Commentary, June 18) cited the Venice Family Clinic as the only safety-net provider for 17,000 uninsured Westside residents. For over 26 years Westside Women's Health Center has served the Westside, seeing over 6,400 uninsured clients in 20,500 visits in 2000. Visits at the center have increased by 46% since 1998 with the addition of programs focusing on uninsured adults over the age of 50. The Westside Women's Health Center provides services for all genders, ages 0 and up, through prenatal care, pediatrics, general medicine, reproductive health, family practice and adolescent health services.
June 4, 1995
It is appalling to witness the lack of fortitude displayed by UCI Medical Center toward the doctors at the UCI Center for Reproductive Health. The doctors' reputations should speak for themselves. They have granted thousands of infertile couples their wish of having a baby. The university is allowing the allegations of one woman, who without [the doctors'] help would not have conceived, attempt to destroy the credibility of these doctors. How quickly we forget miracles. A university is an institution of higher learning where research is conducted.
August 25, 2013 | By Marina Villeneuve
WASHINGTON - Sarah Tuttle led her bowling team to a fourth-place finish in a nationwide tournament this April that raised $553,133 to help low-income women seeking abortions. "Some people fundraise to fight breast cancer; I fundraise for abortion access," said Tuttle, a hot line operator and board member for the Lilith Fund, a Texas nonprofit that helps women pay for abortions. "It's about having access to abortion and that not being about economics. " Representatives from such abortion rights organizations say new restrictions are disproportionately affecting women whose income is below the poverty line, about 42% of those who have abortions.
September 6, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It was an important moment in Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, and it involved a betrayal of sorts: The Kennedys, America's most storied political dynasty, turned their backs on their longtime alliance with the America's other political dynasty, the Clintons, and endorsed the young U.S. senator from Illinois. The charge was led by Caroline Kennedy, who early on, announced her support in the pages of the New York Times, in an essay called “A President Like My Father.” On Thursday evening, Kennedy, 54, reprised that theme at the Democratic National Convention, drawing a straight line between Obama, the unfinished work of her father, John F. Kennedy, and the lifelong goals of her uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts.
November 28, 1999
Congress and the White House conducted last-minute negotiations over payment of the United States' dues to the United Nations and funding for international family planning. But anti-family-planning Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) held U.N. dues hostage because he wanted to impose a "global gag rule" on international family planning assistance. This will cost the lives of thousands of women by cutting funds for family planning overseas. This so-called compromise exposes the raw cynicism and irrationality of Smith's anti-woman agenda.
June 15, 1998 | Shari Roan This site was founded to help consumers understand their health plan and deal with the common questions and problems that arise when joining a plan. There is much useful information, such as what to do when a claim in not paid or if a treatment recommended by a doctor is not covered. Consumers can find a checklist detailing their rights and responsibilities. The site is produced by the Employer Quality Partnership, a coalition of several leading employer associations.
September 3, 2004 | John Daniszewski, Times Staff Writer
Organizations concerned with reproductive health and sexual education sharply criticized the Bush administration Thursday, saying that its policies are contributing to the AIDS pandemic and the deaths of women during childbirth and from unsafe abortions. The criticism came on the final day of the three-day Countdown 2015 conference in London. About 700 representatives of governments and groups from 109 countries gathered to assess progress toward goals set in 1994 at a U.N.
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