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>Is conscience solely a religious matter?

>I’ve commented on the surprising accusation that protection of the consciences of physicians is anti-gay as well as anti-abortion by the pro-abortion faction. Now, the atheists are chiming in, claiming over and over that it’s just the Christians who might refuse to perform abortions and object to calling abortion standard reproductive care. “Pharyngula,” is the … Continue reading

Is conscience solely a religious matter?

I’ve commented on the surprising accusation that protection of the consciences of physicians is anti-gay as well as anti-abortion by the pro-abortion faction. Now, the atheists are chiming in, claiming over and over that it’s just the Christians who might refuse to perform abortions and object to calling abortion standard reproductive care. “Pharyngula,” is the … Continue reading

If Roe Goes . . .

A Washington Post editorial(free registration required) is so outrageous in its appeal to the extreme that everyone who reads it should be offended. If Roe Goes, Our State Will Be Worse Than You Think By Linda Hirshman Sunday, September 28, 2008 (First come the horror stories.) In the 1980s, when abortion was severely limited in then-West … Continue reading

The demented should want to die or feel guilty

Baroness Mary Warnock led the British ethics committee (named after her) which couldn’t quite decide the status of human embryos, but allowed destructive research on them. (See this LifeEthics essay on the Baroness’ 2007 apologia concerning the deliberations of her committee.) This year, the Baroness told British journalists that she believes that the demented are … Continue reading

>Induced Pluripotent stem cells without viruses

> “The adenovirus will infect the cells but then will clear themselves from the cells. After a few cell divisions there are no traces of the virus in the cell,” Hochedlinger said. “You can’t tell the virus was ever there.” Science Magazine has published a report on induced Pluripotent (iPS) stem cells from liver cells … Continue reading

Induced Pluripotent stem cells without viruses

“The adenovirus will infect the cells but then will clear themselves from the cells. After a few cell divisions there are no traces of the virus in the cell,” Hochedlinger said. “You can’t tell the virus was ever there.” Science Magazine has published a report on induced Pluripotent (iPS) stem cells from liver cells (hepatacytes) … Continue reading

“iPS cells would have never been discovered without human embryonic stem cells"

In fact, Mr. Siegal, without the objection to cloning and embryonic stem cell research, iPS cells researchers might have taken a little longer to develop therapy that holds promise for regeneration and healing in the body, without transplants, intermediate cells and without costing the life of another human being. Bernie Siegal, that lawyer who sued … Continue reading

Camille Paglia: abortion is murder

Just, “Wow!” Ms. Paglia and I have many points of common ground. I’ve admired her honesty and linear logic, even though I most certainly disagree with some of her views that are (as she says in this column) informed by her atheism. Read the whole essay, when you can. But, for the moment, let’s look … Continue reading

Camille Paglia: abortion is murder

Just, “Wow!” Ms. Paglia and I have many points of common ground. I’ve admired her honesty and linear logic, even though I most certainly disagree with some of her views that are (as she says in this column) informed by her atheism. Read the whole essay, when you can. But, for the moment, let’s look … Continue reading

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