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>No Patent on Human Embryonic Stem Cells: EU

>A Thanksgiving present from the European Union! The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) did not take the day off. Early on November 27, the EPO announced that they would not allow the development of human embryonic stem cells to be patented as filed by WARF in 1996, since that technique … Continue reading

No Patent on Human Embryonic Stem Cells: EU

A Thanksgiving present from the European Union! The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) did not take the day off. Early on November 27, the EPO announced that they would not allow the development of human embryonic stem cells to be patented as filed by WARF in 1996, since that technique … Continue reading

>UK Teens, Abortion Rights?

>The Family Planning Association in the United Kingdom is pushing a video called “Why Abortion” for use in schools teens, according to the Telegraph.co.uk website. The laws in the United Kingdom differ in different regions. Abortion is still illegal in Northern Ireland, for instance. England and Wales, where abortion is legal and, like contraception and … Continue reading

UK Teens, Abortion Rights?

The Family Planning Association in the United Kingdom is pushing a video called “Why Abortion” for use in schools teens, according to the Telegraph.co.uk website. The laws in the United Kingdom differ in different regions. Abortion is still illegal in Northern Ireland, for instance. England and Wales, where abortion is legal and, like contraception and … Continue reading

Program invites scientists to discuss ways in which science can enlighten society

Beyond Belief 3: Candles in the Dark, From early in October, 2008, video is on line. The program invites scientists to discuss ways in which science can enlighten society. The first sessions I’ve watched so far are part of the Panel on “This Is Your Brain on Morality.” Jonathan Haidt, describes morality as, “Moral systems … Continue reading

>Trash from Reuters on Stem Cells

>Just read the first two sentences of this article. By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Stem cells from tiny embryos can be used to restore lost hearing and vision in animals, researchers said Tuesday in what they believe is a first step toward helping people. One team repaired hearing in guinea … Continue reading

Trash from Reuters on Stem Cells

Just read the first two sentences of this article. By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Stem cells from tiny embryos can be used to restore lost hearing and vision in animals, researchers said Tuesday in what they believe is a first step toward helping people. One team repaired hearing in guinea … Continue reading

>Why we need legal protection for the conscience

>The pro-abortion forces are objecting to the regulations that Secretary Leavitt has been working on, claiming that the Bush Administration is trying some “last minute” manipulations. However, LifeEthics reported way back in September 2005 about a move to make referral for abortion mandatory for doctors — in a sneaky way, too: The American College of … Continue reading

Why we need legal protection for the conscience

The pro-abortion forces are objecting to the regulations that Secretary Leavitt has been working on, claiming that the Bush Administration is trying some “last minute” manipulations. However, LifeEthics reported way back in September 2005 about a move to make referral for abortion mandatory for doctors — in a sneaky way, too: The American College of … Continue reading

>Insurers, you go first

>You did know that due to the Social Security Act and the Patriot Act your medical records can be viewed and copied by anyone who claims to be an agent of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, didn’t you? Or that those same agents write their own subpoenas? (The best reference is this ACLU … Continue reading

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