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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.
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By Cal Thomas | April 26, 2014
Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its citizens? Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 94, thinks the Constitution needs at least six amendments in order to bring the country more in line with what he believes is good for us. He outlines them in his new book, "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. " It is a revealing look into liberal thinking and the ideological opposite of radio talk show host Mark Levin's book, "The Liberty Amendments: Restoring theAmerican Republic.
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NEWS
November 29, 1996
YOUR NOV. 19 editorial, ''Fetus versus mother,'' sounds like you are blaming ''abortion opponents'' for Kawana Ashley's desperate act of shooting herself in the abdomen to end six-month pregnancy (and her daughter's life).According to your editorial, instead of denying women access to abortion, abortion opponents should be doing more ''to prevent pregnancies women cannot responsibly carry to term."While it's true opponents of abortion typically don't push birth control to teen-agers, they do stand ready to provide practical help and support to girls like Kawana.
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By Jonah Goldberg | July 1, 2013
When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that to the liberal group Think Progress. On Twitter, it recently teased some shocking news: "Why 2013 is shaping up to be the worst year for woman's [sic] health in modern history. " When I followed to the linked story, there was nothing about a spike in cervical or breast cancer rates.
NEWS
May 24, 1991
Although abortion is legal in this country, a decade of presidential opposition to reproductive rights has produced significant limitations on the ability to obtain an abortion. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to reverse one particularly offensive restriction -- a three-year-old Pentagon policy that prohibits U.S. servicewomen and military dependents overseas from obtaining abortions at military health facilities, even at their own expense. Because these women are often serving in countries where abortion is illegal, the policy in effect denies them any access to a safe, legal abortion, simply because they are serving their country overseas.
NEWS
May 15, 1997
MANEUVERING in Congress over "partial-birth" abortions represents the most successful strategy against legalized abortion in some time. Only a Clinton veto kept a law banning the procedure from going into effect last year. This year, the House has passed the measure with a veto-proof majority, while the Senate appears ready to do likewise, though without a wide enough margin to withstand a veto.So supporters of the measure are not pleased with Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle's proposal for an alternate approach that is attractive to many senators who generally favor abortion rights.
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By Sayra Meyerhoff | January 22, 2003
SINCE ROE vs. Wade, a generation has grown up never having known a time when illegal, degrading and sometimes fatal abortions were common. But now, on the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision establishing a woman's right to abortion, we have cause for concern. That's true even here in Maryland, where in the 1992 referendum - the Question 6 campaign in which I was a leader - 61 percent of all Marylanders who cast ballots voted for choice. It will not take a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe to make legal abortion a thing of the past for many women.
NEWS
July 8, 1992
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate know what is at stake in the November referendum on Maryland's abortion law. So does anyone else in the state who has paid the least bit of attention to the issue during the past couple of years.Those who don't know what the shouting is about aren't likely to be enlightened by what they read in the voting booth in November. There simply isn't room on the ballot for a thorough explanation of the question and its implications.Essentially, the abortion law passed by the General Assembly in February, 1991, and petitioned to referendum by its opponents, would continue the status quo in Maryland.
NEWS
June 24, 1991
For the first time since the Supreme Court gave American women an unrestricted right to abortion in early pregnancy, Roe vs. Wade seems to be in real danger of being overruled. Last week the state of Louisiana, overriding its own governor's veto of a law which would criminalize most abortions, became the fourth state in the past two years to enact statutes which can be sustained only if the Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade.Given the direction of the court, such a turnabout appears to rest on a single vote -- that of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who has yet to declare herself on the fundamental issue of whether women have a basic constitutional right to determine whether to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau | June 18, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg revised her most controversial public statement on abortion in the weeks before she was picked by President Clinton, making changes that show her to be more sympathetic to a woman's right to end pregnancy.The changes are now being circulated quietly here by some of her supporters to offset doubts that she genuinely favors abortion rights -- doubts spurred by a university lecture last spring critical of Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 ruling creating a woman's right to abortion.
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By DAVID KOHN and DAVID KOHN,SUN REPORTER | January 15, 2006
If federal Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, opponents of abortion have high hopes that he will help craft decisions that outlaw or significantly limit the procedure. But even if the court eventually rules that the Constitution does not protect a woman's right to an abortion, the procedure will likely remain readily available in Maryland. Most legal scholars agree that if the court overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion decision, each state would have the authority to decide whether the procedure is legal.
NEWS
February 21, 2005
Foes of abortion ought to support aid to children Cynthia Tucker's column "After they're born, the compassion ends" (Opinion * Commentary, Feb. 14) cited a study concluding that "the states that imposed the most restrictions on access to abortion were also those that put the least money into health care or day care or housing aid for poor children." She has pointed out the frustrating irony of the entire abortion rights argument: Who takes responsibility for the children and the young mothers?
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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
By Sayra Meyerhoff | January 22, 2003
SINCE ROE vs. Wade, a generation has grown up never having known a time when illegal, degrading and sometimes fatal abortions were common. But now, on the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision establishing a woman's right to abortion, we have cause for concern. That's true even here in Maryland, where in the 1992 referendum - the Question 6 campaign in which I was a leader - 61 percent of all Marylanders who cast ballots voted for choice. It will not take a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe to make legal abortion a thing of the past for many women.
NEWS
May 15, 1997
MANEUVERING in Congress over "partial-birth" abortions represents the most successful strategy against legalized abortion in some time. Only a Clinton veto kept a law banning the procedure from going into effect last year. This year, the House has passed the measure with a veto-proof majority, while the Senate appears ready to do likewise, though without a wide enough margin to withstand a veto.So supporters of the measure are not pleased with Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle's proposal for an alternate approach that is attractive to many senators who generally favor abortion rights.
NEWS
November 29, 1996
YOUR NOV. 19 editorial, ''Fetus versus mother,'' sounds like you are blaming ''abortion opponents'' for Kawana Ashley's desperate act of shooting herself in the abdomen to end six-month pregnancy (and her daughter's life).According to your editorial, instead of denying women access to abortion, abortion opponents should be doing more ''to prevent pregnancies women cannot responsibly carry to term."While it's true opponents of abortion typically don't push birth control to teen-agers, they do stand ready to provide practical help and support to girls like Kawana.
NEWS
By DAVID KOHN and DAVID KOHN,SUN REPORTER | January 15, 2006
If federal Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, opponents of abortion have high hopes that he will help craft decisions that outlaw or significantly limit the procedure. But even if the court eventually rules that the Constitution does not protect a woman's right to an abortion, the procedure will likely remain readily available in Maryland. Most legal scholars agree that if the court overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion decision, each state would have the authority to decide whether the procedure is legal.
NEWS
February 21, 2005
Foes of abortion ought to support aid to children Cynthia Tucker's column "After they're born, the compassion ends" (Opinion * Commentary, Feb. 14) cited a study concluding that "the states that imposed the most restrictions on access to abortion were also those that put the least money into health care or day care or housing aid for poor children." She has pointed out the frustrating irony of the entire abortion rights argument: Who takes responsibility for the children and the young mothers?
NEWS
By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Sun Staff Writer | March 15, 1995
In what may be one of the closest and most controversial votes of this year's legislative session, the House of Delegates is expected to decide today whether to lift 15-year-old restrictions on when tax dollars may finance abortions for poor women on Medicaid.Gov. Parris N. Glendening, fulfilling a campaign promise, removed the restrictions from the budget he submitted to the legislature in January, and the governor is lobbying hard to keep them off the books.But anti-abortion lawmakers say they hope to get the 71-vote majority needed in the House to put the restrictions back.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau | June 18, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg revised her most controversial public statement on abortion in the weeks before she was picked by President Clinton, making changes that show her to be more sympathetic to a woman's right to end pregnancy.The changes are now being circulated quietly here by some of her supporters to offset doubts that she genuinely favors abortion rights -- doubts spurred by a university lecture last spring critical of Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 ruling creating a woman's right to abortion.
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