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New video on the Sonogram Bill, SB16/HB 201

From Texas Alliance For Life

Senate Bill 16 Committee Hearing Report

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, the Senate State Affairs Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 16. Video of the hearings are available on line. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. Senator Dan Patrick’s legislation would improve the 2003 law, the Woman’s Right to Know Act, and introduce the requirement that the doctor … Continue reading

Primer for would be (Texan) political junkies

On Wednesday February 9, 2011, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee held its hearing on the Ultrasound Bill, Senate Bill 16, introduced by Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican from the Houston area. I drove to Austin to testify along with many other men and women, in spite of the predictions of temps below freezing and … Continue reading

Texas Senate Bill 16: The Ultrasound Bill

I posted a note on the Bill on my Facebook page, and you can see an ultrasound of an 11 1/2 week old “fetus” — some of us would call “it” a baby —- that was done at the Capitol on Thursday, here.

46% of Doctors believe in euthanasia

But 53.5% would not perform an abortion. Medscape, an online medical news and opinion site, polled 10,000 doctors about their opinion on end of life care. The questions and percentages of answers are here. The Wall Street Journal’s coverage is here. (let me know if you can’t access these articles.) * A plurality of respondents … Continue reading

Feds Want to Count Your Pills

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in the histrionically titled article, “A Flood of Opioids, a Rising Tide of Deaths”, very roughly outlines a reported increase in deaths and injuries due to prescription medicines like opiates (Fentanyl, hydrocodone, morphine, Oxycontin, Vicodin, etc.) and benzodiapines (Valium, Klonipine, Ativan, Xanax etc.). The article references a … Continue reading

Get ready for the assault from "Stem Cell Action"

Even as we learn that the journal, Stem Cell, has given its annual award to a researcher who showed that umbilical cord blood cells can help repair kidneys after trauma, that scientists have induced adult stem cells to go from the skin cell line to the line producing blood cells, a group of fanatics join … Continue reading

Scientists and Budget Cuts (spend more, but not as much as we thought?)

Science, is a weekly journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.The journal only allows non-subscribers to read an excerpt, but the AAAS report is available without subscription. In addition, the AAAS report has links to  a memorandum from President Obama’s Science adviser, Peter Orzag (a pdf), advising “non-security agencies” within the … Continue reading

Austin Stem Cell Research Symposium

I attended a once in a lifetime event sponsored by the Austin Heart Hospital and Texans for Stem Cell Research on the University of Texas campus Wednesday, October 27th. Six (edited – not five as I originally wrote.) researchers reported on cutting-edge stem cell research works-in-progress, right here in Texas. The presentations by the PhD’s, … Continue reading

EllaOne, the new "post coital" or "morning after" pill

Few people know that there is a group of Pro-life OB-Gyns within the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This group has been invaluable for their expertise in OG/Gyn, and for their defense of life and the right to practice medicine in defense of “First, do no harm.” AAPLOG sends out an informative newsletter by … Continue reading

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