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Archive for January 2009

Adult stem cells in MS for reversal

In Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the immune system of a patient turns on his or her nervous system, destroying the myelin sheaths that serve as insulation around nerves, disrupting the transmission of nerve signals. The myelin damage often occurs in a patchy manner, at first. See the Medline Plus page from the National Institutes for Health … Continue reading

Senate defeats Republican SCHIP pro-life measure

Senator Martinez from Florida introduced an amendment to the Senate Bill concerning the children’s health insurance bill that would have prohibited tax money going to non-government organizations in other countries and used to promote abortion, lobbying foreign governments to change their laws to accept abortion, and which would give those organizations more money to perform … Continue reading

Senate defeats Republican SCHIP pro-life measure

Senator Martinez from Florida introduced an amendment to the Senate Bill concerning the children’s health insurance bill that would have prohibited tex money going to non-government organizations in other countries and used to promote abortion, lobbying foreign governments to change their laws to accept abortion, and which would give those organizations more money to perform … Continue reading

Coffee, again

In June, LifeEthics reported that coffee drinkers are likely to live longer – or are at least less likely to die of heart disease. Today, a new study on Swedes and Finns reports that 3 to 5 cups of coffee (I drink nearly a quart a day) when middle aged (I am) decreased the chances … Continue reading

Elections have consequences (abortion, contraceptives, committees)

ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopolis ran an interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Sunday, January 25, 2009. The transcript is here. Stephanopolis allowed the Speaker to gloss over her policy that does not allow debate or amendments from the House floor, or that no Republicans were allowed to see or vote … Continue reading

>More pictures from the March for Life in Washington DC

>These pictures are from our camera, my phone and my husband’s phone. I wore my white coat to the Rally, with extra layers underneath, but had to keep the heavy coat over it most of the time. We Texans still got pretty cold over the three hours we were at the Mall. I’m wearing a … Continue reading

>National March for Life Washington, DC, January 22, 2009

> Several hundred thousand people gathered for the National March for Life on the Mall in Washington, DC on January 22, 2009 to mourn the 36th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. My husband and I were among them, along with two friends. It took 1 1/2 hours for all of the Marchers to pass onto … Continue reading

Conscience: more than abortion

Last month, a judge in Montana ruled that patients have the right to a doctor’s assistance in their intentional death by suicide. Baroness Warnock argues that doctors who will not kill their patients on demand are “wicked.” The States of Washington and Oregon already have legalized “Aide in Dying.” Is it now my duty to … Continue reading

ACOG: Abort or refer

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have finalized and published their Ethics Statement # 385. It looks like they ignored the ruling from the Department of Human Services on Conscience – or believe it will soon be overturned. The ACOG pdf is set so that it is not possible to copy and paste … Continue reading

ACOG: Abort or refer

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have finalized and published their Ethics Statement # 385. It looks like they ignored the ruling from the Department of Human Services on Conscience – or believe it will soon be overturned. The ACOG pdf is set so that it is not possible to copy and paste … Continue reading

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