March 26, 2013
By Kate Michelman and Carol E. Tracy With Kermit Gosnell's criminal trial under way in Philadelphia, public outrage at the physician accused of murdering one woman and seven infants increases with each grisly revelation. In a state that has led the nation in imposing restrictions on abortion, how could such atrocities go undetected? The answer goes back to the 1970s and '80s, when abortion policy was established. In the wake of Roe v. Wade , Pennsylvania moved to impose as many barriers as possible to abortion access.
August 7, 2002 |
Joshua Ryan Evans, the 3-foot-2 actor who played Timmy the living doll on the NBC soap "Passions," died during a medical procedure Monday. He was 20. The cause of death and the nature of the medical procedure were not disclosed. On Monday's episode of "Passions," taped last month, Evans' character died. On the show, Timmy was a doll created by a witch and was recently turned into a real boy. Evans said he became fascinated by movies as a child after enduring a series of surgeries that left him homebound.
July 1, 1986
The U.S. Supreme Court in its recent rulings on the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act simply says that a state is constitutionally forbidden to provide even accurate medical information about the risks of abortion - information that the state could provide concerning any other medical procedure. Nor can the state provide information on alternatives to abortion. In short, it is unconstitutional for a state to require the provision of information about the nature and alternatives to abortion.
October 6, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Fox analyst Tim McCarver will miss the first two games of the AL Championship Series because of a medical procedure and will be replaced by former Phillies and Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona. McCarver, also a former Phil, will have a "minor heart-related procedure" later this week, the network said Wednesday. He's expected to rejoin announcer Joe Buck for Game 3 on Tuesday. Francona is free after the Red Sox announced on Friday they would not pick up his contract option after eight seasons and two world championships.
May 15, 2007
DEBORAH LEAVY (op-ed, "When women are 'protected' to death," May 8) is right. My eyelashes don't flutter, and I don't pretend to faint when considering the medical procedure that she wants to keep legal. Actually, when I consider what happens during a partial-birth abortion I get sick to my stomach. According to her, a pregnant woman suffers more mental distress at the thought of raising an unwanted child than she would after allowing a doctor to partially deliver her baby, pierce its head with scissors and vacuum out its brain.
February 23, 2012 |
RICHMOND, Va. - Amid a public uproar that prompted Virginia's governor to withdraw his support, Republican legislators on Wednesday dropped a bitterly contested proposal to require that women seeking abortions undergo invasive ultrasound imaging, likely dooming the bill. The Republican-controlled House of Delegates voted 65-32 for an amended bill that requires only an external ultrasound, not the vaginal insertion of a wandlike device that emits ultrasonic waves that are used to create images of the fetus.
December 8, 2011 |
After receiving a second doctor's opinion on Tuesday, Neshaminy High School's Ryan Arcidiacono, a standout senior point guard who has committed to Villanova, has decided to undergo a "minor procedure" later this month to repair a lower-back injury. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Arcidiacono, an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection as a junior, will miss the entire 2011-2012 season. "It's disappointing, obviously, but this is something that will speed up the process of me getting back to playing basketball," he said.
February 16, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS quarterback Peyton Manning had a previously unreported fourth medical procedure on his neck last year, SI.com reported yesterday, citing NFL sources. Manning missed the entire 2011 season after having what was thought to be his third neck surgery in less than 2 years. However, according to SI.com's report, Manning had a fourth procedure after his May 23 surgery to fix a bulging disk and before his neck fusion surgery Sept. 9. In other NFL news: * Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was released by Tampa Bay, which signed him midway through last season.
July 1, 2012 |
WIMBLEDON, England - Absolutely perfect - 24 points played, 24 points won. Can't be any better than wild-card entry Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazahstan was at the beginning of her third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday, winning every single point in the 15-minute first set of what became a 6-0, 6-4 victory over French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy. It's the only "golden set" for a woman in the 44 years of professional tennis. "I had no idea. I was just playing every point and every game," said Shvedova, a 24-year-old who won two Grand Slam doubles titles in 2010 with Vania King.
January 14, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A judge on Friday delayed former presidential candidate John Edwards' trial on possible campaign-finance violations after his doctor reported that Edwards has a serious heart condition that will require a medical procedure next month. Federal Judge Catherine Eagles did not disclose the exact nature of Edwards' illness or what procedure he needs. However, she said the two-time presidential candidate, 58, had "three episodes" and indicated his condition could be life-threatening if left untreated.