August 7, 2002 |
Tanya Meyers miscarried just hours after a Luzerne County Court judge gave her permission to proceed with an abortion that her former boyfriend tried to stop. Meyers' mother, Tracey Curry, said yesterday that her daughter began bleeding heavily Monday evening and was taken to a Wilkes-Barre-area hospital, where she was recovering yesterday. An ultrasound confirmed that she had lost the 10-week pregnancy, Curry said. "Tanya is a strong person, but this has taken a toll on her," Curry said by phone from her home in Kingston, Pa. "It's taken a toll on her whole family.
March 8, 2013 |
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho has become the first state to have its so-called fetal-pain law banning abortions after 20 weeks struck down by the federal courts. The decision from U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill was handed down Wednesday as part of a ruling that also overturns other abortion restrictions in Idaho. Also on Wednesday, Arkansas adopted a law banning abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, around the time that a fetal heartbeat can be detected by abdominal ultrasound. The Idaho ruling is binding not only in that state but could have a persuasive effect in lawsuits challenging similar bans in other states - such as Arizona, where a suit is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
September 14, 1989 |
Rabbi Marvin Goldman of the Orthodox Congregation Adath Zion in Northeast Philadelphia had expected an educational forum on the religious views of abortion. Instead, he was greeted at the door of Temple Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park by pro-choice advocates with petitions for state legislators. "I'm disappointed," he told the crowd of more than 200 gathered Tuesday night to hear four rabbis representing the four branches of Judaism. "I want to disassociate myself from the lobbying going on at the door.
March 2, 1989 |
Snow was falling this week as about 70 anti-abortion demonstrators picketed Abington Memorial Hospital, enduring the cold to protest hospital policy permitting abortions. Inside, temperatures were hotter, as anti-abortion and pro-choice activists made impassioned pleas to the hospital Board of Trustees. Two rabbis spoke on opposite sides, one saying Judaism allowed abortion and the other dismissing that contention as "an absolute falsehood. " One group spoke of young women maimed by back-alley butchers, the other of tiny babies ripped limb from limb by abortionists' probes.
February 8, 2008 |
Like various forms of contraception, abortion was illegal under the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu - totalitarian measures to boost the country's population. And so, in the haunting 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days , a pregnant college student and her dorm-mate arrange for an illegal termination - to be performed in a drab hotel, by a guy carrying his devices, and his rubber gloves, in a cheap attache case. Set over the course of one harrowing 24-hour period and featuring an astounding performance by Anamaria Marinca as the young woman who abets her pregnant friend, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a grim and powerful study of desperation and defiance.
February 2, 2006
CONTRARY to what Dawn Johnsen writes (op-ed, "How Roe will really go," Jan. 30), Sam Alito does not have "a clear paper trail of opposition to Roe. " In 1995, in Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center v. Knoll, Judge Alito voted to make it easier for women on Medicaid to require the government to pay for their abortions. Under federal law, Medicaid can pay for abortions necessary to save the life of the mother. Pennsylvania law imposed a requirement that a physician other than the one who would perform the abortion and who had no financial interest in doing so certify the danger.
January 30, 2009
PRESIDENT Obama has signed an order lifting the ban on federal funding for overseas groups that promote abortions. Now all Americans are forced to help promote these cruel acts against the unborn, despite the fact that we're supposed to be country built on freedom for all. I'm so glad that I didn't vote for Mr. Obama. The blood is in his hands, not mine. Many lives will be torn from women's bodies simply for the sake of the "right to choose. " Life is not a choice but a gift from God. Under no circumstances are we to take that decision away from him. I pray that these will be a quick four years and that, hopefully, soon afterward we'll see the return of the ban against federal funding for abortions as well as a law against this crime.
July 15, 1994
If you weren't paying attention, you might think the great debate in Washington is about protecting small businesses from outright ruination. Or about some dippy TV couple's fear they may have to pay out a few bucks that benefit somebody else. Or about the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops' campaign to prevent people who don't belong to their church from using their own insurance to pay for abortions. Nope. None of the above. But these may be the reason polls show Americans, resplendent with memories about as long as the half-life of a fruit fly, are slipping in support for a national universal health plan.
November 15, 1989 |
"Do you think babies in their mothers' bellies have souls?" wonders Marie, a French housewife living under German occupation during World War II. Her question, as timely today as in 1941, is not idly asked. You see, Marie is what the French call "a maker of angels. " Americans, less prone to euphemism, would call her an abortionist. Story of Women, Claude Chabrol's fact-based chronicle of a provincial abortionist who thrived during the Vichy years, is a chilling and fascinatingly unresolved work.
September 19, 1996 |
Are you part of the 73 percent who, polls show, are unaware of the reality of "partial birth abortion"? That legal medical procedure permits reaching inside the birth canal, manipulating the about-to-be-born child so its little feet emerge first. Then, when all but the head has been delivered, the doctor inserts a sharp instrument into the base of the skull. The brains are suctioned out, the skull is crushed and the limp, dead child is delivered. Barbaric? Revolting? Unbelievable?