| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:52 PM
HOUSTON -- The Texas state Senate is poised for passage of a sweeping new law that would ban abortions at 20 weeks and force the state’s abortion clinics to upgrade or close -- unless Sen. Wendy Davis and her pink sneakers can stand in the way.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:23 PM
In a most underhanded and insidious way, women's reproductive health rights in California were dealt a significant blow last month. That was when the availability of elective abortions at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, one of Orange County's elite...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Demonstrators said they will gather Thursday outside a prominent Newport Beach hospital to protest its decision to halt elective abortions.
Hoag Hospital’s decision was announced after it partnered with a Catholic healthcare provider, though...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:04 PM
When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand.
But records and interviews show the decision was closely...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive in his grimy clinic, agreed Tuesday to give up his right to an appeal and now faces life in prison but will be spared a death sentence.
| May 15, 2013
| 1:34 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was sentenced Wednesday to a third life term for killing an aborted baby he described as so big it could “walk to the bus.”
Gosnell, 72, was convicted Monday of first-degree...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
You may associate M.G. Lord with "Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll" or "Astro Turf," a family memoir about Cold War aerospace culture. Last year, Lord, who teaches at USC, came out with "The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Dear Abby: "What would you do with a man who refuses to use a deodorant, seldom bathes, and doesn't even own a toothbrush?"
"Absolutely nothing," she replied.
The wry answer from Abigail Van Buren — the pen name of Pauline Friedman Phillips...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Memo to the California GOP:
Rough couple of weeks, huh?
First you found out that the number of registered Republicans in California has dipped below 30%, which means we are fast approaching the day when the entire state membership can fit into two...
| Jun 2, 2012
The subject was reproductive rights, the audience was fervently pro-choice and the panelists were activists from Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women and the ACLU.
But although the players may have been typical, the game plan was...
| Feb 25, 2013
In the mid-1980s, the emerging AIDS epidemic was a high-profile target of vocal conservatives. Politicians and the religious right called for sweeping measures against those diagnosed with AIDS, including quarantine of patients, mandatory screening of...