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August 8, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
DENVER - President Obama on Wednesday cast Republican Mitt Romney as a throwback to the 1950s on issues related to women's health in a speech aimed at winning women's votes in a key battleground. “When it comes to a woman's right to make her own healthcare choices, they want to take us back to the policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century,” he said, taking direct aim at his rival. “Mr. Romney's running as the candidate of conservative values. There's nothing conservative about a government that prevents a woman from making her own healthcare decisions.
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December 18, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
A word of caution: If you are a woman of child-bearing age, Catholic hospitals may be hazardous to your health. Why? Because Catholic-affiliated hospitals, which now account for one of every nine acute-care hospital beds in the country, aren't allowed to provide the medically accepted standard of care if it conflicts with Catholic teachings. This can include denying a rape victim morning-after pills. Or refusing to give abortions for ectopic or molar pregnancies, which are not viable and may threaten the mother's health or life.
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NEWS
April 27, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Friday castigated the Republican Party for what he said were dated views onwomen's healthissues, saying the recent debate over contraceptives was "like being in a time machine. "  Speaking at a women's conference organized by his campaign, Obama called the issue "illuminating. " "Republicans in Congress were going so far as to say an employer should be able to have a say in the healthcare decisions of its female employees," Obama said. "I'm always puzzled by this -- this is a party that says it prides itself on being rabidly anti-regulation.
OPINION
February 13, 2013 | Patt Morrison
And now, she is the patient. For decades, as a surgeon, researcher, professor and medical celebrity of sorts, Susan Love has led the charge against breast cancer and for women's health. She served on President Clinton's cancer advisory board. She set up a research foundation. Her book on breast cancer is on the short shelf for clinicians and counselors. And last June, when, like so many women, she was feeling and doing fine, the diagnosis came. Except it wasn't breast cancer but leukemia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1996
Friendly Hills Health Care Foundation's second annual Mothers, Daughters and Friends women's health seminar is planned for May 4. Workshops will cover a variety of topics ranging from nutrition to family communication. The free public event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Albert Barnett Center for Education and Research, 501 S. Idaho St. Information and reservations: (310) 905-3075.
NEWS
May 28, 1987
"Women, Health and Aging: Implications for Practitioners" is the theme of two daylong seminars that will be presented June 19 and 20 at the UCLA School of Social Welfare. The sessions, designed primarily for health and social-service professionals who work in gerontology, are scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 200 of Dodd Hall. If registration is done before June 8, the fee for both seminars is $100 or $60 for one; after June 8, the fee is $110 for both days or $65 for one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1991
In response to Column One, "Women's New Push for Health" (April 30): The Times point that "most insurers have a policy of not covering new treatments" is right on target. To address that point, I have introduced a measure in the Assembly that would force the state to evaluate such "experimental" procedures or therapies. When health insurance coverage is purchased, procedures covered are vague. It is not until a specific illness occurs, whether it be life-threatening or not, that questions will arise as to exactly what is or is not covered.
NEWS
June 24, 1993
Senior Health and Peer Counseling, the Santa Monica-based service agency, is participating in a program funded by the federal Centers for Disease Control to bring free breast and cervical screening and follow-up to women older than 50. The program targets low-income, uninsured women. Holly Nuckols, director of health services at the agency, said her initial goal is to reach 500 women. "The program is not going to sell itself," she said.
OPINION
December 2, 2009 | By Barbara Ehrenreich
Has feminism been replaced by the pink-ribbon breast cancer cult? When the House passed the Stupak amendment, which would take away abortion rights from women who get any government help purchasing insurance, the female response ranged from muted to inaudible. Soon after, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that regular screening mammography not start until age 50, all hell broke loose. Sheryl Crowe, Whoopi Goldberg and Olivia Newton-John raised their voices in protest; a few dozen non-boldface women picketed the Department of Health and Human Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2008 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Barbara Seaman, a writer and health activist whose groundbreaking 1969 book that warned against the dangers of the birth control pill is widely credited with launching the modern women's health movement, has died. She was 72. Seaman died of lung cancer Wednesday at her New York City home, said her son, Noah Seaman. In her first book, "The Doctors' Case Against the Pill," Seaman exposed the serious and little-known side effects of the high-estrogen pill prescribed at the time.
NEWS
August 8, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
DENVER - President Obama on Wednesday cast Republican Mitt Romney as a throwback to the 1950s on issues related to women's health in a speech aimed at winning women's votes in a key battleground. “When it comes to a woman's right to make her own healthcare choices, they want to take us back to the policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century,” he said, taking direct aim at his rival. “Mr. Romney's running as the candidate of conservative values. There's nothing conservative about a government that prevents a woman from making her own healthcare decisions.
NATIONAL
June 7, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- A federal appeals court in New Orleans is expected to hear arguments Thursday over the legality of implementing a Texas rule that bans Planned Parenthoodclinics from a state and federally funded health program for uninsured, low-income women. “What's at stake is whether low-income women will be able to access healthcare services,” Melaney Linton, president and chief executive of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, told The Times. “It's virtually impossible for other health centers to pick up the clients that were served under this program by Planned Parenthood.” The TexasWomen's HealthProgram last year had a budget of $41 million, about $13 million of it for Planned Parenthood clinics and about 90% of the money from the federal government.
NEWS
June 7, 2012 | By Paul West
DALE CITY, Va. -- Addressing Obama campaign volunteers in a swing suburb of a top battleground state, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a pitch tailored to female voters, a group that strategists for both sides consider the crucial demographic in the fight for Virginia's 13 electoral votes. Obama spoke at length about her own family and also referred to military families, an important voter group in the state. She touted the benefits for women of the economic recovery, which has reduced unemployment in Virginia to the lowest level of the nation's 20 most populous states.
NEWS
April 27, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Friday castigated the Republican Party for what he said were dated views onwomen's healthissues, saying the recent debate over contraceptives was "like being in a time machine. "  Speaking at a women's conference organized by his campaign, Obama called the issue "illuminating. " "Republicans in Congress were going so far as to say an employer should be able to have a say in the healthcare decisions of its female employees," Obama said. "I'm always puzzled by this -- this is a party that says it prides itself on being rabidly anti-regulation.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Senate Republicans, who narrowly lost a bid to roll back new federal insurance rules requiring contraceptive coverage, were decidedly circumspect after being portrayed by Democrats as trying to interfere with women's health options. "I don't have anything else to say," said Sen. John McCain(R-Ariz.), after the GOP's effort Thursday to curb the rule failed 51 to 48. Other Republicans were only a bit more talkative, and they quickly shifted their remarks to the other issues - jobs and the economy - suggesting that the contraception fight may have waning appeal for the GOP. "It was a good vote, but we do need to be focused on some of these debt issues - they're just huge," said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
HEALTH
February 2, 2012 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
As the backlash grew against the decision by Susan G. Komen for the Curefoundation to cease awarding grants to Planned Parenthood, Komen officials ended two days of silence on Thursday and tried to manage the uproar. In a conference call with the media, Komen founder and Chief Executive Nancy G. Brinker said the decision was due to policy changes intended to improve how grantees are selected. It had nothing to do with Planned Parenthood's position as an abortion provider, she said.
HEALTH
April 5, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Although many women have sworn off hormone therapy, a new analysis from the clinical trial that first unearthed the hormones' risks shows taking estrogen alone for menopausal symptoms, even for several years, may be safer than first thought. The new finding — the latest from the Women's Health Initiative, a federally funded trial that tracked thousands of women taking hormones or placebo pills for years — looked at women who have had hysterectomies and thus can take estrogen unaccompanied by another hormone, progestin.
OPINION
December 2, 2009 | By Barbara Ehrenreich
Has feminism been replaced by the pink-ribbon breast cancer cult? When the House passed the Stupak amendment, which would take away abortion rights from women who get any government help purchasing insurance, the female response ranged from muted to inaudible. Soon after, when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that regular screening mammography not start until age 50, all hell broke loose. Sheryl Crowe, Whoopi Goldberg and Olivia Newton-John raised their voices in protest; a few dozen non-boldface women picketed the Department of Health and Human Services.
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