| Oct 7, 2013
"We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate." — President Obama, in his second inaugural speech
So much for that.
I happen to hold with those who think that...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
At a time when so many states are chipping away at reproductive rights, making it nearly impossible for women to exercise their constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, how refreshing to see California standing up for women's rights.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:18 PM
SACRAMENTO – Giving California women more access to abortion, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that allows nurse practitioners and certain other non-physicians to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Santa Clara University, a Catholic institution in the Silicon Valley area, is dropping coverage for elective abortions under health insurance for its faculty and staff members, officials said.
The move is part of what seems to be a trend among...
| Oct 12, 2013
Re "Law aims to boost access to abortions," Oct. 10
If there is such a big demand for abortions in California, then maybe training non-doctors such as nurse practitioners to perform first-trimester procedures might not be the adequate response....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:53 AM
State Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas, who became an overnight celebrity with her one-woman stand against tougher abortion restrictions, announced Wednesday she will reveal her next political step in two weeks, amid strong signals she will launch an uphill...
| Oct 16, 2013
Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it?
With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:45 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed away from a court fight over same-sex marriage Monday, a move that further staked his place near the political middle ground at a time the country seems irretrievably divided into warring camps of right and left....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Pauly D, of "Jersey Shore" fame, is looking forward to being a father to the baby girl he recently found out he fathered.
And... drama's here!
The spiky-haired DJ, real name Paul DelVecchio, revealed this week that he has a little girl named...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Some controversial new Texas abortion restrictions are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge ruled Monday.
“Today’s ruling marks an important victory for Texas women and sends a clear message to...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:26 PM
In a big win for abortion rights — not to mention common sense — a federal judge on Monday gutted a portion of a new Texas law that would have forced the closure of many abortion clinics by requiring their doctors to have unnecessary admitting...