The Dr. Laura Schlessinger television show, produced and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television, ended production on March 29 with the taping of its final episode. The cancellation of the show is the culmination of national grassroots campaigns against hate and anti-gay defamation led by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Stop Dr. Laura Coalition. Former radio show host Laura Schlessinger described gays and lesbians as “deviant” and “a biological error,” and offered therapeutic advice denounced by the American Psychological Association urging gays and lesbians to “convert” to heterosexuality. Schlessinger holds a PhD in physiology, not in psychology or psychiatry. Her televised show received consistently poor ratings since its premier, and was moved to late-night spots in the lineup on many networks.
Media Resources: GLADD and StopDrLaura.com – March 30, 2001
4/15/2014 Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women - Using the Medicaid expansion debate as a platform, the Virginia Catholic Conference issued a statement Friday calling for the repeal of a Virginia law that allows state funding of abortion care for Medicaid recipients in situations where the fetus exhibits a "gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity" or a "gross and totally incapacitating mental deficiency."
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington authored the statement which urges Virginia lawmakers to act to expand Medicaid to cover more of Virginia's poor. . . .