| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:32 PM
Albuquerque voters resoundingly rejected an antiabortion initiative Tuesday that would have banned the procedure after 20 weeks, with record-breaking turnout for a special election.
The nation's first citywide measure to limit abortion lost by nearly 10...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Robert Stone has long been a big-picture novelist. "Dog Soldiers," which won a 1975 National Book Award, involves a "journalist of sorts" who tries to smuggle three kilos of heroin to Northern California from Saigon; the magnificent "Damascus Gate" (1998)...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Despite the sound defeat of a late-term abortion referendum in Albuquerque, antiabortion activists vowed Wednesday to take a their efforts to cities throughout the country.
Tara Shaver, who moved to New Mexico three years ago with the intent of sparking...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The battle over abortion continues to rage, and both sides got good news this week.
In a win for antiabortion forces Tuesday, an ideologically split Supreme Court refused, 5-4, to stop the implementation of a Texas law aimed at squeezing abortion...
| Nov 21, 2013
It's disappointing that the Supreme Court denied a request to temporarily block an onerous new abortion law in Texas from taking effect while a federal appellate court determines whether the law is constitutional. The high court's decision could force...
| Nov 22, 2013
Re "Justices back Texas abortion law," Nov. 20
My fondest dream as a teenager was that my 18th birthday be my last day in Texas.
It was, and this latest U.S. Supreme Court decision on the state's restrictive abortion law is just another reason for...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:49 AM
WASHINGTON — Voters have seen in the last few years that divided government leads to gridlock, and Republicans should make the case in 2014 and 2016 “to give this party a chance” to run both the White House and Congress, Wisconsin Gov....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:47 PM
ROME — Eight months into his headline-grabbing papacy, Pope Francis issued a wide-ranging manifesto Tuesday in which he sharply criticizes the excesses of capitalism and says he wants a decentralized Roman Catholic Church that is "bruised, hurting...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Pilgrims did not debate abortion and gay marriage and the right to die at the first Thanksgiving. Nor did they talk with the Native Americans at the table about private property, the environment or the rights of minorities.
But in the tension...
| Dec 2, 2013
A Massachusetts law that says "no person" may enter or remain in the 35-foot buffer zones established outside abortion clinics in the state has set off a controversial legal battle about the proper balance between the rights of speakers and the rights...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Everyone knows that Catholic hospitals don’t perform elective abortions. Incomprehensibly, Catholic hospitals even fall afoul of the church if they perform an abortion to save a mother’s life.
But are they negligent if they fail to merely...