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September 26, 1986
Pennsylvania's anti-abortion forces have a genius for timing and packaging their legislative moves. The state Abortion Control Act they sponsored four years ago landed on Gov. Thornburgh's desk in the middle of his re-election campaign, winning approval despite the governor's better legal instincts. The U.S. Supreme Court, of course, threw most of it out, saying its real motive was to inhibit a woman's legal right to abortion. But the House - Rep. Stephen F. Freind (R., Delaware)
NEWS
April 10, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Arsonists torched one Florida abortion clinic and may have been responsible for a fire at another early yesterday, authorities said. Deborah Struthers, president of the All Woman's Health Center in Ocala and the Fort Myers Woman's Health Center, said both places were hit about the same time. The Ocala fire was the second in less than 10 days. Someone tried to burn the clinic down early March 31. Officials said yesterday's blaze looked like the work of the same arsonist. Authorities were still looking into the cause of the Fort Myers fire yesterday afternoon.
NEWS
January 4, 1995
As the mourning continues for the two receptionists brutally killed in Brookline, Mass., Friday, as the security at abortion clinics there and around the nation is reinforced once again, it is essential to remember this: Today in America, abortion does not, under the law, equal murder. It is true that many in this nation hold a deep conviction that destroying a fetus is akin to murder. But the highest court in this nation of laws has held that abortion, in most circumstances, is a legally protected act, not to be equated with murder of a live human.
NEWS
June 2, 1986 | By Frederick Cusick, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Senators opposed to abortion are expected to try to pass legislation this week that would require all abortion clinics in the state to comply with the state's Certificate of Need Law. The law, which is designed to control medical costs by requiring hospitals and other major medical facilities to get state approval before undertaking expansions, has never before been applied to abortion clinics. A measure placing the clinics under the law is expected to be offered by state Sen. M. Joseph Rocks (D., Phila.
NEWS
August 5, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Abortion-clinic volunteer escorts will wear bulletproof vests when they accompany women visiting two clinics in Pensacola, Fla., a national foundation said yesterday. The Feminist Majority, which supports causes related to women's rights, said it bought the gear to protect the volunteers. There have been two fatal shootings at Pensacola abortion clinics in the last 18 months, most recently the slaying last Friday of Dr. John Britton and escort James Barrett at the Ladies Center clinic.
NEWS
November 27, 1990 | By Henry Goldman, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a ruling that broadens the right of women's health clinics to sue abortion protesters, a federal appeals court yesterday granted several clinics the right to join such lawsuits even when they had not been specific targets of the demonstrators. In some of the toughest language yet, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower-court decision and rejected the arguments of anti-abortion activists who had participated in Operation Rescue, a series of July 1988 demonstrations at Philadelphia-area clinics.
NEWS
December 23, 2011 | By Marc Levy, Associated Press
HARRISBURG - Without fanfare or comment, Gov. Corbett on Wednesday signed into law tough standards for 24 Pennsylvania abortion clinics as well as a Republican-crafted remapping of state congressional districts. Both bills generated controversy, but the clinic proposal sparked a pitched battle between proponents and foes of abortion rights. The bill's backers said it would prevent horror stories such as those in a grand jury report about physician Kermit Gosnell's long-uninspected West Philadelphia clinic.
NEWS
November 7, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Has abortion provider Steven Brigham opened a new clinic in Pennsylvania, even though the state has barred him from doing so, and even though abortion clinics are being scrutinized under a recently enacted state law? His critics think so. The new clinic, Integrity Family Health, is on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. The state Department of Health did an initial inspection and issued a permit, called a registration, eight weeks ago, then added the facility to its online list of abortion clinics in the Keystone State.
NEWS
July 14, 1993 | by Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Paul Maryniak contributed to this report
A new city law banning blockades of abortion clinics failed its first court test yesterday when a Municipal Court judge ruled it illegal. The decision was the second victory for anti-abortion activists, whose anticipated Operation Rescue demonstration prompted a clinic in Paoli, Chester County, to reschedule operations. The demonstration drew about 300 pickets, making it the biggest anti-abortion turnout since the "Cities of Refuge" campaign began here five days ago. In ruling the city's ordinance "invalid," Municipal Judge Louis G. Retacco dismissed charges against 75 defendants who had challenged the law on April 10 at two Center City clinics.
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NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Christine Flowers
WHEN YOU HAVE a certain reputation for being, let's just say, unambiguously pro-life, people who don't share your beliefs will be, let's just say, wary about talking to you. And if, in addition to that, you write a regular column about being pro-life, or you host a radio show where you're not shy about your views, or you appear regularly on television and they stick you in the "anti-abortion" chair in the studio, it's no surprise that people who think...
NEWS
July 6, 2016
I SHARE the anguish expressed by Christine Flowers in her powerful op-ed on why she feels forced to vote for presidential candidate Donald Trump, whom she loathes. Her deepest concern is the possible Supreme Court justice the next president will nominate to replace late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, and possibly others. Hillary Clinton has already expressed support for Planned Parenthood and hailed the "victory" of the recent SCOTUS decision striking down a Texas law that abortion clinics be hospital-ready for emergencies.
NEWS
July 1, 2016
ISSUE | ABORTION High court ruling a victory for women The Supreme Court's landmark ruling Monday protected access to safe, legal abortion by blocking two unconstitutional Texas restrictions that threatened to close all but nine health centers in the state ("Texas abortion ruling could have wide impact," Tuesday). The court recognized that requiring clincs to meet hospital-like surgical standards and doctors to get admitting privileges at a local hospital were unjustified burdens.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Christine Flowers
I VOWED that I would never vote for Donald Trump. I have written, at last count, seven columns explaining why he repulses me. That is still true; his being and character necessitate spiritual Dramamine. He is, to put it simply, the human equivalent of mayonnaise, the single most disgusting substance I have encountered in my 54 years on Earth. And yet, of course, the rest of this column will be devoted to why, barring some deus ex machina named Paul Ryan, I will vote for him in November.
NEWS
June 29, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
IF YOU WANT to read brainy prose about Monday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding abortion restrictions in Texas, you should totally check out the opinion that Justice Stephen Breyer penned for the court. Pour yourself some tea, lift it with a raised pinkie, and savor Breyer's facility with the English language. I'm telling you, the man has a way with words. But if you're squeezed for time, let me sum up for you the court's opinion in one sentence: "Don't make s--- up and expect us to buy it. " Hence, the court gutted the Texas bill called H.B. 2, which, in the guise of protecting a woman's health, instead impinged on her right to have an abortion.
NEWS
June 28, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
Update from the Associated Press:  The Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The original column continues below: KERMIT Gosnell's ears must be burning. For months, his name has been dropped again and again by anti-choice advocates in Texas who are invoking Gosnell to justify restrictions that have made it harder than ever for women to exercise their legal right to an abortion.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
A national abortion rights group on Thursday criticized Philadelphia Media Network for refusing to publish a prominent digital ad on Philly.com. The National Partnership for Women and Families wanted to publicize its "Lies into Laws" campaign against restrictive state abortion laws with a one-day, $17,600 "home-page takeover" ad that would wrap around the top and both rails of Philly.com's landing page. The partnership declined the company's offer of an ad that would be randomly placed in a less prominent spot on the website, saying such an ad would have "reduced impact and visibility.
NEWS
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ISSUE | ABORTION They're medical clinics Please stop referring to the targets of violence as abortion clinics ("Threats, violence were up at abortion clinics in 2015," Wednesday). These are medical clinics that offer women services that include the legal procedure of terminating a pregnancy. |Marie Conn, Hatboro, mconn56@yahoo.com
NEWS
March 3, 2016
By Denelle Weller I come from a family of health-care providers and was raised to do what I can to take care of the people around me. My grandmother was a nurse in Pennsylvania for more than 30 years, and now I have been a nurse in the same state for over a decade. As a nurse, I see individuals from all walks of life, which has shown me there is no one-size-fits-all solution to people's health-care needs. I've worked in several departments within my hospital, but no matter the setting, I've come to appreciate that people need the ability to make the choice that is right for them and their families.
NEWS
February 4, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
Discredited abortion doctor Steven Brigham may be entitled to manage the New Jersey clinics he was ordered to sell when that state took his medical license in 2014 for endangering patients. That's part of a ruling released Tuesday by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, the same regulators who yanked his license after he was found to be illegally performing dangerous late-term abortions. As part of that action, Brigham was ordered to sell his interest in his seven New Jersey clinics.
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