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“Homework” (fallacies about Gardasil)

Last week I posted on research that shows that Gardasil, the Merck vaccine against four strains of the Human Papilloma Virus, may actually give partial protection against 8 more strains. There’s a comment today on that post from someone who warns us to do our “homework” and gives a link to a video on “You … Continue reading

"Homework" (fallacies about Gardasil)

Last week I posted on research that shows that Gardasil, the Merck vaccine against four strains of the Human Papilloma Virus, may actually give partial protection against 8 more strains. There’s a comment today on that post from someone who warns us to do our “homework” and gives a link to a video on “You … Continue reading

>Embryonic stem cells for chemical weapons detectors?

>First, I want to say admit that this whole subject gives me the creeps. As an avid science fiction reader, I was surprised to find that I am not ready for disembodied human neural cells sitting around – functioning – in machines. I’m certainly not willing for anymore human embryos to be destroyed for such … Continue reading

Embryonic stem cells for chemical weapons detectors?

First, I want to say admit that this whole subject gives me the creeps. As an avid science fiction reader, I was surprised to find that I am not ready for disembodied human neural cells sitting around – functioning – in machines. I’m certainly not willing for anymore human embryos to be destroyed for such … Continue reading

>Catholic Bishops to Allow Plan B in Emergencies

>Can anyone be forced to act against his conscience? Do religious convictions have any weight in the law? How far can the courts go to make a person do an act that he believes is unethical or immoral? I hope these questions are not ignored due to the sensationalism that surrounds emergency contraception. The Catholic … Continue reading

Catholic Bishops to Allow Plan B in Emergencies

Can anyone be forced to act against his conscience? Do religious convictions have any weight in the law? How far can the courts go to make a person do an act that he believes is unethical or immoral? I hope these questions are not ignored due to the sensationalism that surrounds emergency contraception. The Catholic … Continue reading

>Courts force 14 States to pay for elective abortions

>Here’s an interesting fact: of the 17 states that use their own Medicaid funds to cover elective abortions, 14 of them were forced to do so by the courts. (Georgia may be the next one.) The “Hyde Amendment” has been added to Federal health care funding bills since 1976. Those who support abortion on demand … Continue reading

Courts force 14 States to pay for elective abortions

Here’s an interesting fact: of the 17 states that use their own Medicaid funds to cover elective abortions, 14 of them were forced to do so by the courts. (Georgia may be the next one.) The “Hyde Amendment” has been added to Federal health care funding bills since 1976. Those who support abortion on demand … Continue reading

>Buzz on SCHIP – crisis interrupted or delayed

>Do we want health insurance for everyone or do we want government health insurance for everyone? The current system increases the chances that employee coverage for children will decrease, that more gaps will occur because of changes in jobs and the delays inherent in qualifying for government assistance. A simple flat tax deduction for health … Continue reading

Buzz on SCHIP – crisis interrupted or delayed

Do we want health insurance for everyone or do we want government health insurance for everyone? The current system increases the chances that employee coverage for children will decrease, that more gaps will occur because of changes in jobs and the delays inherent in qualifying for government assistance. A simple flat tax deduction for health … Continue reading

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