April 9, 2016 |
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
February 4, 2016 |
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.
September 25, 2015 |
ABOUT 25 anti-abortion activists rallied outside a Center City Planned Parenthood yesterday morning to help kick off a national "40 Days for Life" blitz of anti-abortion protests. It went the way most anti-abortion protests go: with pamphleteering anti-abortion activists praying, singing and exhorting passing patients to "Change your mind! Keep your baby!" while those women, ushered inside by volunteer escorts, reacted with tears, middle fingers or averted eyes. But it was unusual in that organizers hoped it would be the flame to ignite an explosive anti-abortion fervor in the thousands of Catholic faithful coming to town this week for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis' visit.
October 13, 2014 |
CANADENSIS, Pa.- 7:30 a.m: A school bus cruises along a foggy country road, carrying children to school. A few cars back, a black armored vehicle rolls past a blinking sign. "Closed to hunting," it reads. Minutes later, a man waits for breakfast at the nearby Mountainhome Deli. "Did they get that guy last night?" he asks a woman behind the counter. "No, no, no," she tells him, resigned. It is Wednesday, the start of another day, the new normal in the Poconos. "That guy" needs no introduction.
July 1, 2014
LAST WEEK'S U.S. Supreme Court ruling eliminating safety barriers between protesters and patients at clinics where abortions are performed in Massachusetts was insensitive and insulting, yes - but hopefully narrow enough to have limited impact at other clinics. The court banned 35-foot buffer zones around the state's clinics, ruling with the plaintiffs that the enforced distance prevented them from exercising their free speech and providing "counseling' to women entering the clinics for abortions.
May 22, 2014 |
State Rep. Margo Davidson survived challenges Tuesday from primary opponents who cast her as too conservative for her strongly Democratic 164th District in Delaware County. Davidson won a close race over Billy Smith, a defense lawyer from Lansdowne. A third candidate, Dafan Zhang, finished in a distant third place. Davidson, a two-term incumbent from Upper Darby, made history when she was elected in 2010 as the first Democrat, first woman, and first African American to represent the 164th District.
May 16, 2014 |
WITH TOM WOLF firmly in control of Tuesday's Democratic primary election for governor, we have to wait and see who is likely to share his ticket in November. That's right, we're talking about the race for lieutenant governor, that one-heartbeat-away post with the principal task of overseeing the state Senate. Haven't been paying attention? Don't feel bad. You're not alone. Two Democrats - state Sen. Mike Stack III of Philadelphia and former U.S. Rep. Mark Critz of Johnstown - are neck-and-neck front-runners in two polls this week on the five-man field.
May 15, 2014 |
Margo Davidson made history four years ago when she became the first Democrat, the first female, and the first African American state representative in her Delaware County district. But since that election, the political landscape has changed. The district's lines have been redrawn and it is now solidly Democratic. Perhaps more significantly for Davidson, who is considered a somewhat unconventional Democrat, she has two challengers from her own party. Billy Smith, 39, a defense attorney and former Lansdowne Borough councilman, is campaigning against Davidson's vote to increase restrictions on abortion clinics and her support for school vouchers.
May 9, 2014 |
THE FOUR Democrats seeking to challenge Gov. Corbett 's bid for a second term entered the last two weeks of their primary race with goals well-defined. Tom Wolf wants to stay in character as the calm, confident, in-command front-runner. Allyson Schwartz seeks to reclaim her mantle as the liberal lioness leading the pack. Rob McCord strives to emphasize his endorsements while continuing as the troublemaker. And Katie McGinty hopes Schwartz and McCord do the job of tearing down Wolf while failing to elevate themselves.