April 13, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - Following a national trend of new get-tough abortion legislation, Arizona has passed a law that severely restricts the procedure, banning most abortions after 20 weeks - setting the stage for another showdown between social conservatives and women's rights groups. With GOP Gov. Jan Brewer's signature on the Republication-sponsored legislation, Arizona took a stand on an issue that could become fodder during this year's presidential campaign. Proponents say the law protects fetuses, which they say can feel pain after five months of development.
October 1, 2001 |
In the made-for-TV movie about two women who took on Dow Corning Corp. and other medical device makers over the safety of silicone breast implants, the women emerge as winners. In real life, P.J. Brent's story did not have such a happy ending. Like the movie heroines, the Atlanta mother of six believed she had been poisoned by leaking implants. But by March 2000, when she testified before the Food and Drug Administration, public and scientific opinion had shifted.
June 28, 2013 |
Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a pharmaceutical company came up with the idea to market an antidepressant for treatment of vasomotor symptoms, a.k.a. hot flashes. And on Friday, bucking the recommendation of its advisory committee on reproductive health drugs, the Food & Drug Administration approved the idea.
September 3, 1989
Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze are expected to sign an agreement at their meeting Sept. 22-23 expanding superpower cooperation on human rights, Bush Administration sources said. The memorandum of understanding, now being drafted by federal agencies, will also outline U.S.-Soviet cooperation on new topics, such as rule of law, occupational safety and women's issues, White House officials said.
May 10, 2004 |
A rented sport utility vehicle speeding to pass two cars went out of control and flipped, killing all seven people inside, authorities said. After clipping one car on Interstate 95 west of Bangor, the Ford Explorer turned sideways, became airborne, slammed into trees in the median and came to rest on its roof, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Two women and a child were thrown from the SUV.
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September 10, 2009 |
Authorities at USC are warning that two men cruising in a minivan near campus have been trying to lure female students into the vehicle by offering them free rides. The vehicle is similar to the vans that the university uses as part of its free shuttle service, according to the USC Department of Public Safety. Women have reported being approached by two men in the van several times in recent weeks, university officials said. The van has dual sliding doors and custom black and chrome rims.