| 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...
| Sep 29, 2013
Pope Francis' highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff's words, both by the liberal media and by...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Planned Parenthood and others have sued to block the Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis tried to block with her attention-grabbing, 13-hour filibuster earlier this year.
“Provisions in this bill will put women’s health and...
| 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 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
| 12:58 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California women will have more access to abortion after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that allows nurse practitioners and other non-physicians to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy.
| 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 6, 2013
The Supreme Court convenes for its new term Monday, the first Monday in October. It is hard to imagine how the coming term could possibly compare with the highly contentious and high-profile decisions of the last two: Obamacare in 2012, and the same-sex...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:13 PM
The contours of the 2014 race for governor sharpened Saturday as two Republicans vying to unseat incumbent Jerry Brown staked out positions that exposed rifts within the party as it tries to reverse two decades of decline in California.
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, the nation’s most stringent limit on a women’s ability to terminate her pregnancy.
Under the law, which had been scheduled...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The notion that religious freedom is under siege isn't just an American preoccupation. Some Christian leaders in Britain also have sounded the alarm, prompting a pointed rejoinder from the former spiritual leader of the Church of England that also...