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By Jenny Black | January 27, 2013
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in every state in its historic Roe v. Wade decision. It affirmed that the constitutionally protected right to privacy includes every woman's ability to make her own personal medical decisions without the interference of politicians. Four decades later, a majority of Americans still agree with the high court that personal health care decisions should be left up to a woman. In poll after poll, the majority of Americans support access to safe and legal abortion in some or most cases.
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By Jonah Goldberg | February 3, 2014
Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a woman's right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a substandard clinic. Yay Feminism! Last year, Davis led an 11-hour filibuster -- that's where the sneakers came in handy -- to block legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks and require abortion clinics to meet the same standards that hospital-style surgical centers do. This was all going on against the backdrop of the sensational Kermit Gosnell case in Pennsylvania.
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By Joanne Jacobs | June 12, 1991
ONCE ABORTION is legal, there's no turning back. Women who've had total control of their fertility -- after pregnancy, as well as before -- will not give it up. Neither will men, when it comes right down to it.Last week, Pope John Paul II returned to his native Poland, one of the most Catholic countries in Europe and a country with one of the highest abortion rates. The pope urged Poles to outlaw abortion."You should not carelessly destroy anymore," he said. "Each and every child is a gift from God. That gift is always priceless, even if it is sometimes difficult to accept."
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By Maria Santo | March 4, 2013
It is long past time to question the appalling intellectual dishonesty that has led us to kill 55 million children through abortion in the past 40 years. We must, as a matter of justice, find better solutions to difficult pregnancies. Civilized societies thrive through smart, creative, generous, life-giving and just solutions to their difficulties. Civilized societies do not kill children as a solution to any problem, no matter how grave. No society can claim to be just while legally killing its own children in the name of "choice.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 16, 1998
Twenty-five years and nearly 30 million abortions after the Supreme Court's landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, the American public still largely supports legalized abortion but says it should be harder to get and less readily chosen, the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows.The country remains irreconcilably split over what many consider the most divisive American issue since slavery, with half the population considering abortion murder, the poll found.Despite a quarter-century of lobbying, debating and protesting by the camps that call themselves "pro-choice" and "pro-life," that schism has remained virtually unaltered.
NEWS
February 18, 1998
ON ONE POINT, supporters and opponents of legalized abortion can agree: Any late-term abortion procedure is difficult, both physically and morally.In Maryland, as in many other states, abortions are already illegal past the point at which a fetus can survive outside the womb -- a point reached late in the second trimester of pregnancy. The power to make such decisions was reserved to the states in Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the early stages of pregnancy.
NEWS
July 24, 1991
As expected, the Maryland elections board has now certified enough petitions to assure that the abortion issue will be on the Maryland ballot in November 1992. Both anti-abortion and pro-choice forces are gearing for a mammoth and costly campaign, which is odd since the decision before the voters comes down to one hard, clean question: Do you, or do you not, favor maintaining the presently existing right of a woman to secure a safe and legal abortion? We are confident that when the chips are down, Maryland voters, regardless of their personal opinion on the abortion issue, will ratify the abortion law adopted by their representatives in the General Assembly in January.
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By Anna Quindlen | November 10, 1994
A FUNNY THING happened on the way to the midterm elections.Abortion rights, the stepchild issue of campaigns past, became a stepping stone to elected office. While once candidates wanted the whole subject to simply go away, in 1994 it was a linchpin of both gubernatorial and congressional campaigns, for those who had previously soft-pedaled the incendiary issue -- and those who had once shown little or no support for legal abortion at all.As recently as 10 years ago, recalls Kate Michelman, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League, candidates eschewed the league's endorsement or asked it to keep its support low-key.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
On Sunday, January 27, The Baltimore Sun printed an article about Planned Parenthood that was, of course, pro-abortion in slant ("Safe, legal abortion for 40 years"). In all fairness, there should have been space devoted to a pro-life article as well, especially in light of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. But you chose to ignore the more than 600,000 people who Marched for Life on Friday, January 25. And the countless others who couldn't be at the march but were there in spirit, like myself.
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February 23, 2012
I am among the estimated 10 to 15 percent of Americans who are atheist. We are just as moral as any other group of Americans. As I read or watch the news on TV, I am filled with horror as our elected representatives kowtow to the persistent pressure from "good Christians" trying to force their beliefs on us and make the country a "Christian nation. " They are trying to force their religion into laws covering everything from civil marriage to contraception to a woman's decision whether to have an abortion.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
On Sunday, January 27, The Baltimore Sun printed an article about Planned Parenthood that was, of course, pro-abortion in slant ("Safe, legal abortion for 40 years"). In all fairness, there should have been space devoted to a pro-life article as well, especially in light of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. But you chose to ignore the more than 600,000 people who Marched for Life on Friday, January 25. And the countless others who couldn't be at the march but were there in spirit, like myself.
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By Jenny Black | January 27, 2013
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in every state in its historic Roe v. Wade decision. It affirmed that the constitutionally protected right to privacy includes every woman's ability to make her own personal medical decisions without the interference of politicians. Four decades later, a majority of Americans still agree with the high court that personal health care decisions should be left up to a woman. In poll after poll, the majority of Americans support access to safe and legal abortion in some or most cases.
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By Peter Hermann | March 7, 2012
The big news of the day is in the city, with a police officer suspended after detectives found a gun used to kill a child in his car. But headlines are being made on a wide variety of fronts today, from Cecil County to Annapolis. In Anne Arundel County, police officers voted no confidence in Chief James Teare Sr. and County Executive John R. Leopold, who was indicted last week on charges that he used his police protective force to steal campaign signs, help him in an affair and change his urgine bag following back surgery.
NEWS
February 23, 2012
I am among the estimated 10 to 15 percent of Americans who are atheist. We are just as moral as any other group of Americans. As I read or watch the news on TV, I am filled with horror as our elected representatives kowtow to the persistent pressure from "good Christians" trying to force their beliefs on us and make the country a "Christian nation. " They are trying to force their religion into laws covering everything from civil marriage to contraception to a woman's decision whether to have an abortion.
NEWS
December 5, 2008
Priest is wrong to pigeonhole voters According to a recent article, "The Rev. Joseph Illo ... has told parishioners in a homily and in a follow-up letter that if they voted for Barack Obama, they should consider going to confession because of the president-elect's position on abortion" ("Priest urges confession for Obama supporters," Nov. 30). Reports like this one disappoint me. I would hope those in positions of moral leadership would exhibit greater understanding. Abortion is a particularly important issue for Catholics, as it is for many other Christians, and such social issues get a tremendous amount of attention from voters who consider themselves to be religious.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 29, 2007
Mexico City -- Lawmakers began hearings yesterday on a proposal to legalize abortion in Mexico's capital city, amid emotional arguments from women's groups that support the bill and Roman Catholic groups that are opposed. The city's Legislative Assembly is not scheduled to vote until mid-April, but passage seems likely. Mexican feminists say the legalization of abortion in this city of 8 million would be a landmark for the Latin American women's movement. "We've been working for this day for 36 years, and it's almost here," said Marta Lamas, one of the nation's leading feminists and founder of the nonprofit Reproductive Choice Information Group.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2002
Howard County state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader helped kill a bill regulating abortion yesterday, ending a month of partisan bickering over the measure, which she co-sponsored. The bill, which would have imposed an 18-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, died on a 6-5 committee vote. Schrader, one of three Republicans on the committee, voted to kill the bill, committee staffers said. Democrats had accused Schrader, who was appointed recently to the seat after former Sen. Martin G. Madden's resignation in January, of either being careless or trying to waffle on her pro-abortion-rights stance by allowing herself to be a co-sponsor.
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By Peter Hermann | March 7, 2012
The big news of the day is in the city, with a police officer suspended after detectives found a gun used to kill a child in his car. But headlines are being made on a wide variety of fronts today, from Cecil County to Annapolis. In Anne Arundel County, police officers voted no confidence in Chief James Teare Sr. and County Executive John R. Leopold, who was indicted last week on charges that he used his police protective force to steal campaign signs, help him in an affair and change his urgine bag following back surgery.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | November 13, 2003
BOSTON - Maybe this picture isn't worth a thousand words. That honor probably belongs to the flight deck portrait of President Bush under the sign "Mission Accomplished." Maybe the presidential photo op now flying around the Internet and soon to be available on your local T-shirt is only worth 750 words. The picture shows the president surrounded by an all-male chorus line of legislators as he signs the first ban on an abortion procedure. It's a single-sex class photo of men making laws governing something they will never have: a womb.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2002
Howard County state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader helped kill a bill regulating abortion yesterday, ending a month of partisan bickering over the measure, which she co-sponsored. The bill, which would have imposed an 18-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, died on a 6-5 committee vote. Schrader, one of three Republicans on the committee, voted to kill the bill, committee staffers said. Democrats had accused Schrader, who was appointed recently to the seat after former Sen. Martin G. Madden's resignation in January, of either being careless or trying to waffle on her pro-abortion-rights stance by allowing herself to be a co-sponsor.
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