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  • Komen's attack on abortion rights

    Few organizations have done more for women's healththan both Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a leading supporter of breast-cancer treatment and research, and Planned Parenthood, the country's top reproductive health care provider and advocate. To see the two...
  • Debate over Komen's Planned Parenthood decision grows in Maryland, nation

    Debate over Komen's Planned Parenthood decision grows in Maryland, nation
    The inaugural Susan G. Komen breast cancer race scheduled for Ocean City in April was meant to be a feel-good event promoting a noble cause — and a way to boost tourism during the resort town's off-season. Now uncertainty surrounds it and other...
  • Groups react to Susan G. Komen's Planned Parenthood reversal

     Groups react to Susan G. Komen's Planned Parenthood reversal
    The Susan G. Komen for the Curebreast cancer advocacy and charity group backed away Friday from a plan to slash funding to Planned Parenthood programs, but the public apology might not be enough to repair its damaged image right away. Experts in public...
  • Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight

    Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight
    As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser. Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck...
  • Some state agencies want more of your money

    Some state agencies want more of your money
    If you hold a gathering of more than 50 boats in Maryland waters after June 1, you can expect to pay a "marine gathering permit fee" — the amount yet to be determined — under legislation proposed by the O'Malley administration. Need a...
  • Republicans wage war on women

    Republicans wage war on women
    Aspirins and short skirts and contraception, oh my! The last few weeks have seen a slew of Republican gaffes concerning women's sexuality. From Rick Santorum's billionaire supporter Foster Friess' waxing nostalgic about the good old days when women put...
  • The overlooked Reagan legacy: Decency

    The overlooked Reagan legacy: Decency
    Every Republican presidential candidate claims to be the heir to Ronald Reagan's legacy. For years, Republican partisans have carried Reagan's memory before them as the ancient Israelites carried the Ark of the Covenant. Just invoking his name proved your...
  • Citizens shouldn't be required to support health-care services to which they are morally opposed

    I don't want to pay for other people's contraceptives, abortifacients and abortions. Further, I don't want to be forced to participate in insurance plans which mandate the provision of abortions and other services to which I am morally opposed. We should...
  • Maryland native at center of Komen controversy steps down

    Maryland native at center of Komen controversy steps down
    The resignation of Maryland native Karen Handel from theSusan G. Komen for the Curefoundation on Tuesday could be a first step toward the organization's recovery from a week of negative headlines, comments and tweets. But crisis communications experts...
  • Marbella: Maryland and Virginia diverge over social issues

    When the critical vote to approve same-sex marriage in Maryland was coming down, I happened to be in Virginia — not that far geographically, really, but at the moment seemingly a world, and a time, away. There I was, in a state where legislators...
  • Anti-abortion protesters to get settlement in Harford arrests

    The Maryland State Police have agreed to pay a $385,000 settlement to nine anti-abortion protesters arrested by Maryland State Troopers four years ago in Harford County. The 18 protesters, two of whom were minors, aged 14 and 17, at the time, were...
  • Doctors in botched Elkton abortion face murder charges

    Two doctors who Maryland authorities say botched an abortion last year in Elkton have been indicted on murder charges — in what appears to be the first use of the state's fetal homicide law involving a medical professional performing surgery. "We'...