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An Albuquerque doctor, accused by an antiabortion group of gross negligence for her handling of a late-term abortion, was exonerated by New Mexico officials. The New Mexico Medical Board cleared Dr. Shelley Sella of any impropriety in how she handled...
Tags: Abortion, Social Issues, Activism, Joe Arpaio, George Tiller
Paranoia strikes deep. That’s the bottom-line explanation for the failure of the U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. But it was more than a generic fear of black helicopters (or black wheelchairs) that...
HOUSTON -- Jack Brooks, who spent 42 years in Congress representing his Southeast Texas district and was in the Dallas motorcade in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, has died. He was 89. Brooks died Tuesday night at Baptist Hospital...
Tags: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Elections, Racism, Judges
The Irish government announced Tuesday that it would draft new laws and regulations to spell out when doctors can terminate a pregnancy, weeks after an ailing woman was refused an abortion and perished. Exactly what rules will be proposed is still...
Tags: Abortion, Social Issues, Republic of Ireland, Elections, Family
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rectified an oversight Monday and gave a Baptist university in Virginia a chance to argue in a lower court two claims that were not considered in June when the justices upheld President Obama’s healthcare law....
Re "Roe vs. Wade turns 40," Editorial, Jan. 22 Although there will probably never be a consensus on abortion, it is also clear that two things must happen to advance the debate. First, pro-lifers must accept that all women deserve easy and...
This article has been updated. See below for details.Forty years after the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision struck down laws forbidding abortions, support for a legal right to end a pregnancy has grown, according to new polls released this week. The shift has come largely from increased support...
Tags: Abortion, Social Issues, Africa, Republican Party, White House
This post has been corrected. For details, see the note at the bottom. Premiering today at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the U.S. documentary competition, “After Tiller” is an intimate and heartfelt look at the four doctors...
Catherine O'Neill, a social worker turned political activist and advocate for refugee women who co-founded the watchdog group now called the Women's Refugee Commission, died of cancer Wednesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 70. Her death...
In the trench warfare that characterizes politics in the nation's capital these days, Chuck Hagel is like a soldier stuck in no-man's land, getting shot at from both sides. President Obama's choice of Hagel as his nominee to become secretary of...
President Obama overcame a disappointingly slow economic recovery and a massive advertising onslaught to win a second term Tuesday night, forging a coalition of women, minorities and young people that reflects the changing political face of America....
Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called "wedge issues," and they generally terrified Democrats. They were mostly social and cultural issues: abortion, feminism, gay rights, illegal immigration and race. Conservatives wielded them...
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