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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2010
The case of a New Jersey doctor found to be illegally providing abortions in Maryland last year is prompting lawmakers and regulators to consider toughening requirements for abortion providers in the state. In August, authorities discovered Steven C. Brigham was initiating abortions in New Jersey and instructing women to drive to his Elkton clinic to finish the procedures, though he holds no medical license in Maryland. In response, the state's Board of Physicians issued a cease-and-desist order against him and revoked or suspended the licenses of two of his Maryland colleagues.
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By Michael Dresser | September 15, 2014
Posing a challenge to Republican Larry Hogan, the Maryland chapter of the National Organization for Women has asked candidates for governor to explain their positions on a series of women's health issues. NOW made a formal request Monday that Hogan, Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown and Libertarian candidate Shawn Quinn answer five questions on abortion and contraceptive services. The questions pose little difficulty for Brown because he has already taken positions largely in accord with NOW's stands.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Writer | January 5, 1995
From Seattle to Baltimore, abortion providers are reviewing their security procedures, considering everything from installing metal detectors to hiring armed security guards.Their concerns have been heightened because weekend shootings at two clinics in Brookline, Mass., crossed a real and perceived threshold. The attacker opened fire inside the clinics, killing two staffers and wounding five other people. And while clinic administrators may feel uncomfortable about imposing new measures that may inconvenience patients, the restrictions may be unavoidable.
NEWS
July 15, 2014
While I am pleased that gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan submitted a letter to the Baltimore Sun affirming his support for access to birth control, it did not go far enough to answer how he feels about a woman's right to choose ( "Hogan: Hobby Lobby case a manufactured political issue in Md. governor's race," July 8). I am writing to once again to ask that he clarify his stance on abortion and women's reproductive health. Like Mr. Hogan, I believe it is time to "clear the air and cut through the political rhetoric.
EXPLORE
October 13, 2011
Editor: Maddie Walz's letter to the editor ("Anti-abortion activists in Bel Air; Shocked by protester's signs"" published Sept. 30 in the Open Forum) well illustrates the truth: there are none so blind as those who will not see. Sure the anti-abortion signs are bloody and gruesome. Abortion is that and more. It is intrinsically evil; it is murder. Who are standing up for these innocent, helpless, unborn babies being killed by abortion if not "these men" holding up signs in Bel Air?
NEWS
May 14, 2012
Thank you for writing the article shining a light on anti-choice people who harass and humiliate people and their families who are not breaking any laws ("Abortion fight widens," May 11). To think that these people would go to a man's middle-school aged daughter's school to defame the girl and her family because the girl's dad rents space to abortion providers is deplorable. These anti-choice fanatics should get a taste of their own medicine by receiving calls and visits to their neighborhoods and schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | June 10, 2011
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has won the endorsement of Emily's List, which supports pro-choice female Dems across the country, in part for pushing one of the weirder bills ever to come out of City Hall. Emily's List, as The Sun's Julie Scharper reports on our politics blog , praised Rawlings-Blake for sponsoring a bill to require crisis pregnancy centers that don't perform abortions to post signs saying as much. The bill passed in 2009 when Rawlings-Blake was City Council president.
HEALTH
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
In response to a botched abortion last year that led to a semiconscious teenager being transported to a hospital in the back of a Chevy Malibu, the state health department has proposed the first regulations on Maryland's nearly 20-year-old abortion law. The rules announced Friday are meant to increase oversight of surgical abortion clinics, which are not currently held to the same standards as other outpatient surgery facilities. "In general, abortions are safe and performed with high-quality staff and facilities," said Frances B. Phillips, deputy secretary of Public Health Services for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
NEWS
January 10, 2011
Nearly two decades ago, members of the Maryland General Assembly approved a law clarifying a woman's right to an abortion. It permits late-term abortions to save the life or health of the mother or when the fetus is seriously abnormal or deformed. This action was not taken lightly — or without considerable debate and public scrutiny. Lawmakers were concerned that this basic right to choose might be denied women if the Supreme Court ever overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2004
Proposals to license and regulate clinics that perform abortions are facing tight committee votes in the Maryland Senate, with the decisions hanging on Howard County Republican Sandra B. Schrader, who has been viewed as a moderate on the issue. After a hearing on the legislation yesterday, Schrader said she examines each abortion-related issue on its merits rather than taking an all pro-abortion rightsposition or an all anti-abortion stance. "To me it's not a black-and-white issue," Schrader said.
NEWS
Marta H. Mossburg | July 16, 2013
It's not enough to tell a woman who enters a crisis pregnancy clinic in Baltimore City that she will not be able to have an abortion there. A center must post a sign to share the information - or at least that is what City Council members voted for in 2009. The law is on hold pending yet another court decision. The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month rejected for technical reasons a previous decision that overturned the law on freedom of speech grounds, and sent the case back to lower court.
NEWS
April 15, 2013
The murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider, entered its fifth week today riding a peculiar media firestorm. The focus of much attention in recent days was not on Dr. Gosnell, who is charged in the death of seven babies and an adult patient who died of an overdose, but on a claim that the trial is getting modest coverage in the national media - allegedly because of a liberal bias. Whether sufficient coverage has been given to the trial we would leave for others to judge.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2012
Operators of abortion clinics in Maryland will have to apply for licenses and meet strict guidelines under new regulations being adopted by state health officials next month. The regulations, announced by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Friday, are meant to increase oversight of surgical abortion clinics, which have faced increased scrutiny since a botched abortion at an Elkton clinic made headlines two years ago. The new rules significantly strengthen current law, which requires abortions to be performed by a licensed physician, but pose few other restrictions.
NEWS
May 14, 2012
Thank you for writing the article shining a light on anti-choice people who harass and humiliate people and their families who are not breaking any laws ("Abortion fight widens," May 11). To think that these people would go to a man's middle-school aged daughter's school to defame the girl and her family because the girl's dad rents space to abortion providers is deplorable. These anti-choice fanatics should get a taste of their own medicine by receiving calls and visits to their neighborhoods and schools.
HEALTH
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
In response to a botched abortion last year that led to a semiconscious teenager being transported to a hospital in the back of a Chevy Malibu, the state health department has proposed the first regulations on Maryland's nearly 20-year-old abortion law. The rules announced Friday are meant to increase oversight of surgical abortion clinics, which are not currently held to the same standards as other outpatient surgery facilities. "In general, abortions are safe and performed with high-quality staff and facilities," said Frances B. Phillips, deputy secretary of Public Health Services for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
EXPLORE
October 13, 2011
Editor: Maddie Walz's letter to the editor ("Anti-abortion activists in Bel Air; Shocked by protester's signs"" published Sept. 30 in the Open Forum) well illustrates the truth: there are none so blind as those who will not see. Sure the anti-abortion signs are bloody and gruesome. Abortion is that and more. It is intrinsically evil; it is murder. Who are standing up for these innocent, helpless, unborn babies being killed by abortion if not "these men" holding up signs in Bel Air?
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | September 15, 2014
Posing a challenge to Republican Larry Hogan, the Maryland chapter of the National Organization for Women has asked candidates for governor to explain their positions on a series of women's health issues. NOW made a formal request Monday that Hogan, Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown and Libertarian candidate Shawn Quinn answer five questions on abortion and contraceptive services. The questions pose little difficulty for Brown because he has already taken positions largely in accord with NOW's stands.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | February 17, 1994
Amid widespread confusion about just how Pennsylvania's Abortion Control Act should operate, a state judge in Harrisburg, Pa., yesterday delayed the law's enforcement.Judge Dante Pellegrini of the Commonwealth Court said the law should not go into effect until 10 days after the state publishes information about abortion and fetal development, as the law requires.The measure, adopted in 1989, was enforced for the first time on Tuesday, the day after a U.S. district judge lifted a five-year ban and a week after U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter rejected an appeal by abortion providers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | June 10, 2011
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has won the endorsement of Emily's List, which supports pro-choice female Dems across the country, in part for pushing one of the weirder bills ever to come out of City Hall. Emily's List, as The Sun's Julie Scharper reports on our politics blog , praised Rawlings-Blake for sponsoring a bill to require crisis pregnancy centers that don't perform abortions to post signs saying as much. The bill passed in 2009 when Rawlings-Blake was City Council president.
NEWS
January 10, 2011
Nearly two decades ago, members of the Maryland General Assembly approved a law clarifying a woman's right to an abortion. It permits late-term abortions to save the life or health of the mother or when the fetus is seriously abnormal or deformed. This action was not taken lightly — or without considerable debate and public scrutiny. Lawmakers were concerned that this basic right to choose might be denied women if the Supreme Court ever overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
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