October 24, 2012
Dr. Frances H. Trimble, a gynecologist who had been medical director of Planned Parenthood of Maryland for nearly three decades, died Friday of pneumonia at Roland Park Place. She was 94. "She took Planned Parenthood from a highly criticized small organization at the time and made it into a force," said Dr. J. Courtland Robinson, who succeeded Dr. Trimble as medical director. "It was about women's rights and contraception, and she gave it the medical leadership to make it go. And it grew into a large, large organization.
May 16, 2012
Thank you to Susan Reimer for writing about the president's re-election campaign's fictional "Julia" ("Obama may wish he didn't know 'Julia,'" May 14). Ms. Reimer often writes about her own husband and while I don't know him, I get the impression that he gets up every morning working to pay the mortgage, go on vacation and have some money left over for family parties, maybe even some for himself. Ms. Reimer writes as a working mother who also spends a lot of energy on volunteer efforts.
May 11, 2012
The Republican sleight-of-hand machine is back in business ("Obama targets divisive issues," April 29). Instead of talking about the economy (for which they have no solution) or energy (no solution there, either) or global warming (GOP: "What's that"?), they want to talk about same-sex marriage, Planned Parenthood and any other "social issues" they can find to distract people's attention from the real problems facing this country. Repeated lies, negative advertising - these are the tried-and-true methods that Republicans (privately)
April 22, 2012
Nearly 3,600 people ran or walked in the rainy and slippery inaugural Susan G. Komen breast cancer race in Ocean City Sunday, despite early concerns that a controversy involving Planned Parenthood could hurt attendance. Breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters showed up on Ocean City 's boardwalk just after sunrise, ready to race in rain and cool temperatures. Pink was the color of the day, on everything from sneakers to bandannas and wigs. Planned Parenthood wasn't on most attendees' minds two months after Komen officials pulled funding from the national organization, then changed their minds after a public outcry.
March 19, 2012
Susan Reimer decries the decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to stop funding Planned Parenthood (later rescinded), labeling it an attack on women's "reproductive freedoms" ("Week's events bear out suspicions about Komen," Feb. 4). It makes no sense for the Komen Foundation, dedicated as it is to wiping out breast cancer , to funnel money to Planned Parenthood when research has established a risk factor between breast cancers and having an abortion. Abortions at Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest provider, number in the hundreds of thousands each year.
February 8, 2012
I'm beginning to wonder if there is a connection between the Super Bowl and heightened feminist frenzy. Last year, it was the Tebows' commercial celebrating life and the gift of children that had feminists all in a lather. This year it revolves around the Susan B. Komen Foundation's decision (and then the retraction of that decision) to stop funding Planned Parenthood. My wife and I are contributors to the Komen Foundation, and our decision to continue or discontinue contributing will depend on whether the foundation remains true to its mission.