| 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...
| Jun 27, 2013
Justice was not blind at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It was deaf — deaf to the will of the people of California and the nation. With its decision in the Perry case, a majority of the Supreme Court abandoned the 7 million California voters who...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
Legal and political challenges are taking shape as abortion-rights supporters prepare to challenge the restrictive abortion bill that passed in the Texas Senate.
The bill, among the nation’s strictest, passed in a 19-11 vote just before midnight...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Did you know that if you get pregnant, you can give the baby up for adoption?
Oh, you did?
Because in Texas, there’s a new proposal on the table, Senate Bill 42, that would require pregnant women to take an adoption education course before...
| Sep 6, 2013
Re "Who may perform abortions?," Editorial, Sept. 3
As a comprehensive women's healthcare provider, I wholeheartedly agree that Gov. Jerry Brown should sign AB 154, a bill that will greatly improve access to early abortions in California.
| Sep 3, 2013
Under California law, abortions may only be performed by medical doctors. But a new bill, which just won approval in the Legislature, would allow certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who complete special training to...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the nation’s toughest set of abortion restrictions into law Thursday, declaring a major victory for abortion opponents after weeks of divisive political debate.
The bill passed over the strong protests of...
| Jul 21, 2013
Re "Texas Gov. Perry signs sweeping antiabortion law," July 19
When Rick Perry signed the nation's toughest abortion restrictions into law last week, the Texas governor said it was an important day for those who support the health of women. This law...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON - Nationwide public opinion on abortion has remained largely unchanged for the last two decades, but that overall steadiness masks a widened gap between conservative and liberal parts of the country, new polling data indicate.
| Aug 14, 2013
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A federal judge has blocked new Wisconsin abortion restrictions that opponents contend would inconvenience poor women and force many abortion clinics to close.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley issued a temporary restraining order against Act 37...