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Texas Legislators Seek to Limit Funds for Human Embryo Destruction

Senator Steve Ogden is a Texas Hero! Sen. Steve Ogden, R-Bryan, though, said critics exaggerate what his 24-word “budget rider” would do. He said it simply assures that the budget’s $700 million for research doesn’t underwrite destruction of embryos. “There is a significant moral concern amongst many Texans that a human embryo really meets every … Continue reading

>Why the medical home sounds good but won’t work

>A sister Family Physician says in her blog, “Musings of a Dinosaur,” It is the source of endless angst among family doctors in solo and small group practice, because the structure of the PCMH excludes us by definition. The PCMH is advertised to work best in large group practices like Kaiser and the Mayo Clinic. … Continue reading

>The “Rescission of the Regulation Entitled ‘Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law’” was posted on the Federal Register on March 10th, with the announcement of a 30 day period in which to comment. The full announcement can be … Continue reading

>Trust me, I have no conscience (Again and again, and again)

>Siricou Raven, that gadfly of the prolife blogger, says I’m using scare tactics, that the NHS pays for dialysis, and that we pro-conscience doctors are afraid that ‘THE GAYS WILL DESTROY MEDICINE!!!!’ Oh, and Bush did it! Well, what do you expect of people who don’t have consciences and who are told by the Powers … Continue reading

Obama moves to overturn Conscience rules

For a couple of years, LifeEthics has covered the conscience of physicians and what it would mean if a doctor, nurse or hospital were to be forced to go against their consciences. My review is here. From the LA Times, we learn that President Obama plans to rescind the ruling clarifying conscience laws in force … Continue reading

>US behind on regulation of reproductive technology

>After hearing/reading for the last 8 years that there is too much regulation of research, there’s now a call from the Jonathan Moreno and the “Progressives”(at the website that grew out the Center for American Progress, originally founded by John Podesta, Obama’s advisor) for regulation of reproductive technology. See this post at the “Science Progress” … 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

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

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