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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2000
Re "New Option for Women," editorial, Sept. 29: Contrary to popular opinion, the issue of abortion rights has never been about privacy. The whole privacy issue is a red herring. The real issue is the right of the unborn to live versus the right of a parent to deny that life. Let's at least be honest: Abortion is the denial of life to a human being who has no other way to defend himself or herself. I find it interesting that the liberal-minded claim to give a voice to the poor and downtrodden grows strangely silent when those who need a voice the most, the unborn, are in danger.
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NEWS
September 4, 2012 | By James Rainey
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It might initially sound as oxymoronic as a pro-government libertarian, but a group of Democratic loyalists made the case here Tuesday that there really is such a thing as a “pro-life” Democrat and that their position is bolstered by the party's social justice world view. Two former members of Congress, a political scientist and a law professor made that case on a panel here, while also conceding that they are uncomfortable with some of President Obama's abortion rights positions - like a Health and Human Services Department order that required employers to cover contraception and abortion as part of preventative care, regardless of religious beliefs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991
Navarro hit the nail on the head in pointing out the discrimination against the unborn. Not only are the unborn being killed because of presumed disabilities, but also because they are not the desired sex or are inconvenient to our lifestyle. It is a travesty that in a country so concerned with human rights we allow the practice of murder out of convenience of "choice." I applaud Navarro's courageous stand to point out the inconsistency of the pro-choice (anti-life) movement and the right to life.
NEWS
August 26, 2012 | By James Rainey and Mitchell Landsberg
TAMPA, Fla. -- About 1,000 Christian conservatives rallied against President Obama and for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in a sometimes-fiery gathering at a downtown theater Sunday afternoon. Speakers at the Faith & Freedom Coalition gathering blamed Obama for a series  of woes, including high unemployment, the rise of Islamic radicals and America's purported moral decay. Former House Speaker and failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich got in particularly sharp jabs at the president - calling him “the most extreme, pro-abortion president in U.S. history” and saying Obama effectively condoned the killing of children with his abortion stance as an Illinois lawmaker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993
As a woman who is pro-life I feel it is sickening that Griffin or anyone who wants to protect the life of the unborn can treat the life of another so disgracefully, and to go so far as to kill. I hope it is made clear that not all of us who believe that all life is precious and should be respected (including the terminally ill, the unborn, criminals and abortionists) feel this was right. We are disgusted also. Let's not waste anymore precious life; isn't the death of 1.6 million unborn babies a year more than enough?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1990
What an excellent idea. I can't believe how blind our human race is. "Terminate pregnancy"--please, just state the facts. To kill an unborn human being because of his or her place of residence, the mother's womb. Women do have rights--not to have sex, and not to get pregnant via contraceptives. But should we really have the right to take another's unborn life? These unborn children are alive. Can we really continue to deny what is happening--killing. Whether you "want" a child or not is a moot point.
MAGAZINE
May 3, 1992
As Patt Morrison observes ("Beat That Tune," Guest Bites Town, March 29), a winning song can indeed help promote something, be it a cold cereal or a hot war. And she is correct in nailing the pro-choicers' song, "She's Got the Whole World in Her Hands," as inferior to the other side's "Onward, Christian Soldiers." It makes sense that pro-lifers, who consider unborn lives sacred, might choose to sing a sacred song, a hymn. But why hymns for those who typically scorn the sanctity of unborn life?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1987
I was disgusted and appalled by your editorial. Do you have so little care for the human race that you should treat unborn children like garbage and toss them away. Not only is life being destroyed, but our future is also. We say Karl Linnas is a mass murderer for what he did in Germany in the 1940s, yet we applaud the 1.5 million women in the United States who murder their unborn. How is murder a private matter? GINA BARR La Crescenta
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1996
I am puzzled when I read that some politician has a moderate view on abortion. Abortion is killing an unborn child. I can approve this or oppose it, but how can I have "moderate" views about it? Between life and death there is no middle ground. "Death" is not "moderate" in any sense of the word. There is no way to be a little bit "dead." Permitting the child to live is the moderate position since it leaves all other options open and possible. Pro-life is not an extreme. Those who target the vulnerable unborn for death are the extremists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1989
I was shocked to read in your editorial that you extended women's rights to include murder of the unborn. In the same edition you reported two men were held for suspicion of murder for having harmed two women and killing their unborn children (Metro). Surely, the abortions performed in these abortion mills are not all due to rape, incest or some other atrocity. Is it possible many of them are for convenience or lack of desire to accept responsibility? Disposable babies have become part of our disposable society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins
Before last May, neighbors in the upscale Ventura County community of Faria Beach didn't have much reason to think they were unsafe. On one side, they were guarded by electronic gates. On the other side, the ocean lapped at their sea walls. At low tide, strollers greeted one another on the magnificent shoreline six miles up the coast from Ventura. But on the night of May 20, an intruder walked through an open terrace door and stabbed a man and his pregnant wife to death. Their two children, ages 9 and 11, were in the house when the attacker entered.
NATIONAL
January 12, 2010 | Mcclatchy Newspapers
Prosecutors asked a judge Monday to prohibit the man accused of killing abortion doctor George Tiller from using voluntary manslaughter in his defense. Judge Warren Wilbert set a hearing for this afternoon, postponing jury selection in the first-degree murder trial for two days. Jury selection was to have begun Monday. On Friday, Wilbert said he could see a situation where testimony would require him to give the jury an option of less severe charges than premeditated murder, including involuntary manslaughter.
WORLD
December 27, 2009 | By Ken Ellingwood
Abortion rights activists dreamed of legislative victories across Mexico after the Supreme Court last year upheld a Mexico City law allowing abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Instead, the opposite has happened. In state after state, antiabortion forces have won changes to local constitutions declaring that life begins at conception and explicitly granting legal rights to the unborn. In all, 17 state legislatures have approved such measures, often with minimal debate, since the August 2008 court decision validating Mexico City's law. The Gulf coast state of Veracruz last month became the most recent state to do so. Its measure also called on the Mexican Congress to consider a similar amendment to the nation's Constitution.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009 | Noel Murray
Knowing Summit, $26.99; Blu-ray, $34.99 There's a substantial amount of "not this again" weighing down the sci-fi thriller "Knowing," which stars Nicolas Cage as a divorced, reluctant prophet of doom with a son who talks to spirits. Although the dialogue's overheated and the tone heavy-handed, "Knowing's" thoughtful depiction of how one man reacts to a coming apocalypse is lovely to look at and even haunting at times. Just try not to think about how much of it you've seen before.
HEALTH
May 11, 2009 | Linda Reid Chassiakos
She leaned on her husband, using his strength to hide her unsteadiness. Her steps were tentative, measured, cautious, with her gait more typical of a woman decades older than her late 20s. She could still walk, shake hands and almost smile, at least with one side of her mouth; she couldn't let the tumor take those gifts away -- not yet. She had to stay healthy another few weeks, until her baby was born.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
A Los Angeles woman is in custody for attempting to kill her ex-boyfriend's pregnant girlfriend by running her over, killing the unborn child, police said. Monica Mercado, 27, turned herself in at the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton station Sunday, hours after she allegedly used her sport utility vehicle to strike a 24-year-old woman who was dating her ex-boyfriend, police said. Witnesses told authorities that Mercado and the woman, who was seven months' pregnant, got into an argument Sunday morning.
OPINION
February 10, 1991
I take strong exception to your editorial "How About Rights for the Born?" (Jan. 30). Apparently you side with the rights of the born, that is pregnant women who should be allowed to kill their unborn babies at will through abortion. I wonder if such a choice can be called a "right." Pregnant women have no right to kill their unborn babies. The fetus is a "real being" distinct from its mother although dependent on her for its life. Consequently, can we say that a pregnant woman has the right to kill another human being who ought to be protected in the sanctuary of her womb?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2009 | Glenn Whipp
Perhaps unhappy that Catholics get to throw all those exorcism parties in the movies, David Goyer gives us a demon story in "The Unborn" infused with Jewish folklore, the Kabbalah and, gulp, the memory of Auschwitz. By that description, you'd think the result would be unintentionally funny, deeply offensive or some combination of the two.
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