| May 31, 2013
A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation.
Denied a parish, the Roman Catholic priest created his own pulpits...
| Mar 2, 2013
Bonnie Franklin, the actress who created an indelible television character playing a divorced, working mother of two headstrong daughters on the long-running series "One Day at a Time," died Friday at her Los Angeles home. She was 69.
The cause was...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:00 PM
NEW DELHI, India -- Ever since Myanmar opened to the West, released political prisoners and allowed the opposition led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for office, it has been dogged by tensions among its many ethnic and religious minorities....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it has approved the sale of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription for females ages 15 and older.
The action comes roughly three weeks after a federal...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The U.S. attorney's office announced late Wednesday that it would appeal a federal judge's decision to make Plan B One-Step and related emergency birth control pills available to consumers of all ages without a prescription.
In papers filed with the U....
| May 2, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Confused by the wrangling in federal court over the Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive? You're not the only one.
As U.S. attorneys work hastily to halt a federal judge's order regarding the sale of the so-called morning-after pill, medical and...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:04 PM
MEXICO CITY -- President Obama says he’s “very comfortable” with a Food and Drug Administration ruling that maintains age restrictions on females who can buy the so-called morning after pill without a prescription.
The rule announced...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:32 PM
In a letter to affiliated physicians and staff, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has announced that elective abortions will no longer be performed at the hospital.
The letter said the decision is based of the low number of procedures done annually at...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:09 AM
It's a new front in the long-running battle over reproductive rights, playing out this time as a clash between politics and science.
Doctors say there's no medical reason to keep girls of any age from having easy access to the morning-after...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The Komen controversy isn't over yet. When the breast cancer research and awareness foundation pulled its funding from Planned Parenthood, it didn't just provoke backlash; it brought other issues to light. For instance, in an Op-Ed from Wednesday's pages,...