| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:12 PM
In rebutting the defense’s closing argument at the George Zimmerman trial, prosecutor John Guy said of Trayvon Martin: "Was that child not in fear when he was running from that defendant? Isn't that every child's worst nightmare, to be followed on...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:15 AM
LONDON -- Ireland’s first law authorizing abortion under certain conditions was signed into law Tuesday after a bruising debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country over whether it risked opening the doors to abortion on demand.
| Jul 3, 2013
Re "Texas again takes up abortion bill," July 2
Texas Gov. Rick Perry joins a long list of conservative Republicans who are fixated on legally curtailing women's reproductive rights.
This is curious because recently, Republicans in the House tried but...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- To cries of "Shame! Shame! Shame!" from outraged women, the state Senate in North Carolina on Wednesday passed a bill that would impose new licensing requirements and other restrictions on abortion clinics.
Hundreds of protesters, most...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Wisconsin this week became the latest state to pass legislation restricting abortions, though opponents of the measure quickly filed suit.
The bill, signed Friday by Gov. Scott Walker, would require women to view an ultrasound of the fetus before an...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:57 PM
The Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday opened up a new round of debate on a restrictive abortion bill, legislation that has galvanized activists on both sides of the issue statewide and nationally in recent weeks.
House Bill 2 would ban...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 6:07 PM
About 50 to 100 antiabortion protesters wrote messages in chalk and shouted slurs outside the home of a Newport Beach obstetrician who was one of the doctors to oppose Hoag Hospital’s decision to eliminate elective abortions.
The protest late...
| Jun 25, 2013
Re "Devious ban on abortion at Hoag," Column, June 23
How reprehensible that officials at Hoag Hospital in Orange County blatantly lied when they stated that the discontinuation of abortion services had nothing to do with the hospital's merger with...
| 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...