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April 5, 2011
The bold headline from the April 1 Mailbag was as startling as it was disturbing ("Area Clergy Back Planned Parenthood") . I have read with interest the occasional views expressed by some of these clergy in the Daily Pilot's faith columns, but this jointly written letter praising the noble services of Planned Parenthood reflects an outrageous lack of knowledge about Planned Parenthood and its "quality services. " First, let's be clear that Planned Parenthood is a rich organization in its own right and does not need government funds.
NEWS
March 16, 2011
We face a frontal assault by many in Congress on every woman's right to determine her own destiny and to access basic reproductive health-care services. Broad access to essential health care and preventive services, like breast health care, cervical cancer screenings, birth control and more are at risk. Why? Because a growing number of our elected representatives don't respect or trust women. They will tell you it is to save money, but defunding Planned Parenthood and family planning services will lead to more unintended pregnancies, more abortions, more families with nowhere else to turn and much higher costs.
NEWS
By B.W. COOK | November 5, 2005
The Grand Newport Plaza Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa was the setting for the 2005 Choice Awards Luncheon given by Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties. The event marked the 40th anniversary celebration for the local Planned Parenthood chapters and was a platform to present the 2005 Choice Awards to two distinguished local women. Jene Witte of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach City Councilwoman Jane Egly, were honored. More than 200 local guests went to Turnip Rose to lend their support for the programs associated with Planned Parenthood.
NEWS
By Mike Dunn | March 18, 2009
I strongly disagree with Supervisor John Moorlach’s position on the Planned Parenthood funding. He’s turned a public health/sex education discussion into a local Roe v. Wade analysis. His personal, religious beliefs should not trump the overwhelming public demand for services offered by Planned Parenthood. No one is “for” abortion. No one is “happy” about having to have an abortion. No one gets up and smiles, thinking, “This is the day I get to have my abortion.
FEATURES
By JOSEPH N. BELL | March 18, 2009
Shortly before turning over his presidency to Barack Obama, George Bush directed a “midnight” nose-thumbing at his critics that landed mostly on American women. He handed down a regulation through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that made it possible for health-care workers at all levels — from pharmacists to physicians — to deny patients vital health-care information and services on the basis of personal religious convictions. Thousands of protests poured in pleading with Obama to rescind this mean-spirited act. Obama has started that process, which is long and cumbersome.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | April 28, 2009
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to overturn a controversial, unanimous decision that it made last month to suspend funding for Planned Parenthood, but created new guidelines for future funding that clinics consider onerous. Supervisor John Moorlach was the driving force behind the suspension. He said he did not support giving money to organizations that perform abortions, even though Planned Parenthood officials said the county funds only educational outreach programs designed to teach kids about physiology, sexually transmitted diseases and birth control methods.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | May 15, 2008
Planned Parenthood gave Newport-Mesa Unified and four other Orange County school districts failing grades for their sex education curricula Wednesday. “Part of the issue is what textbook is being used,” said Julissa Jose-Murray, vice president of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties. “Newport-Mesa has decided not to teach comprehensive sex education in its schools. “Newport-Mesa is in compliance with the law, but is not telling teens what they need to do to be safe.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | July 13, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — He was never short on patience or time, but the Rev. Dennis Short knows when it's time to say goodbye. On Tuesday, the minister at Harbor Christian Church in Newport Beach announced that he plans to retire after devoting 35 years of ministry in Orange County. His last service will be 10 a.m. July 25, a departure, no doubt, that will move the small congregation of almost 150 to tears. A recognition dinner for Short will be in the evening on July 24. Short is a known advocate for the homeless in Costa Mesa, as well as a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood.
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By Bill Dunlap | June 26, 2013
Once again the pro-abortion contingent (pro-choice is far too gentile) is using the religion card as a toll to discount Hoag Hospital's decision on elective abortions. They accuse the Hoag board of conspiring in a "covert" manner regarding their new association with St. Joseph Health and the decision to cease elective abortions at the hospital. The insinuation is that the Catholic factor was the perpetrator. How dare they decide to inhibit a women's right to reproductive health care!
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NEWS
By Britney Barnes | September 17, 2012
While Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke at a private fundraiser Monday evening in Costa Mesa, a small group of mostly Planned Parenthood supporters protested outside. The former Massachusetts governor's appearance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall was his fourth Orange County stop since March. Tickets to the event started at $1,000 and reached $50,000. Among the attendees were Costa Mesa councilmen Jim Righeimer and Steve Mensinger. Romney, who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday morning, is on a Southland tour.
NEWS
April 9, 2011
I was very upset to read the letter from Peggy Normandin, "Mailbag: Clergy wrong about Planned Parenthood" (April 5). There are serious inaccuracies in this letter about Planned Parenthood that I would like to correct. First, Planned Parenthood is not-for-profit. Any surplus funds go directly back into the vital services they provide, like breast and cervical cancer screenings. Like all not-for-profits, their financial disclosure reports are open to the public. I encourage anyone who is interested to review them.
NEWS
April 5, 2011
The bold headline from the April 1 Mailbag was as startling as it was disturbing ("Area Clergy Back Planned Parenthood") . I have read with interest the occasional views expressed by some of these clergy in the Daily Pilot's faith columns, but this jointly written letter praising the noble services of Planned Parenthood reflects an outrageous lack of knowledge about Planned Parenthood and its "quality services. " First, let's be clear that Planned Parenthood is a rich organization in its own right and does not need government funds.
NEWS
March 16, 2011
We face a frontal assault by many in Congress on every woman's right to determine her own destiny and to access basic reproductive health-care services. Broad access to essential health care and preventive services, like breast health care, cervical cancer screenings, birth control and more are at risk. Why? Because a growing number of our elected representatives don't respect or trust women. They will tell you it is to save money, but defunding Planned Parenthood and family planning services will lead to more unintended pregnancies, more abortions, more families with nowhere else to turn and much higher costs.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | July 13, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — He was never short on patience or time, but the Rev. Dennis Short knows when it's time to say goodbye. On Tuesday, the minister at Harbor Christian Church in Newport Beach announced that he plans to retire after devoting 35 years of ministry in Orange County. His last service will be 10 a.m. July 25, a departure, no doubt, that will move the small congregation of almost 150 to tears. A recognition dinner for Short will be in the evening on July 24. Short is a known advocate for the homeless in Costa Mesa, as well as a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | July 31, 2009
Coming up to the day she had been waiting for, 21-year-old Michelle Harrison didn’t realize what a big deal it was until she received a text message telling her how proud her father was of her. After living on the streets in Costa Mesa, becoming addicted to drugs and going in and out of jail, Harrison graduated from the Orange County Conservation Corps on Friday with a high school diploma, a job, money for college and two years of sobriety...
NEWS
June 11, 2009
I was ashamed and appalled last year when I learned that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District failed at teaching comprehensive sexual education. Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties did a study on school districts and their adherence to the law regarding sexual education and discovered that our district received a 59.34 on a scale of 100. We were risking our children’s lives by not giving them adequate sexual education. I am thrilled to learn that parents in our community demanded our students receive a better education, one that will finally be in compliance with the state education code and inevitably prevent teen pregnancy and contraction of STDs.
FEATURES
By Joseph N. Bell | May 20, 2009
Last November, I wrote a column in response to a Forum letter in which Stephen Dzida called for an effort to find common ground in which abortion opponents and abortion-rights advocates might meet in dealing with abortion. Because virtually all abortions come out of unwanted pregnancies, the common ground with immediate prospects for cutting down on abortions would clearly be the prevention of unwanted pregnancies. That’s what Dzida suggested, what I strongly seconded and what the president of the United States urged at Notre Dame University last Sunday far more eloquently than either of us. “I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away,” President Obama said.
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