A Planned Parenthood health center
opened its doors to patients [in October], two weeks later than planned
, after anti-abortion activists raised questions about how it received its building permits
. Planned Parenthood is claiming victory
, but :prolife/antiabortion: activitists are still smarting.
But is the Aurora clinic just about abortions
, or is it filling an unmet need
in one of the largest population centers in Illinois?
Illinois is ground zero
for :prolife/antiabortion: activism
Refusal of Caesarean=murder?
Anyone seen/heard this? [Search didn't turn up anything, spare me if I overlooked.]
Jeb Bush has asked a court to appoint a guardian for the fetus of a developmentally disabled rape victim.
(reg: mefi, mefi) Never mind that in a 1989 case, the Florida Supreme Court declared that it was "clearly improper" to appoint a guardian for a fetus.
The 22-year-old woman is so disabled that her pregnancy is considered a product of rape
, is incapable of consenting to a DNA test
and cannot otherwise help the police find the father
; but I'm sure she'll make a great mom!
Bush and Pro-Lifers call for complete ban on any clone or stem cell research.
The movement for a ban got a significant boost Tuesday when Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he would support the cloning ban legislation, which the Senate is expected to debate in the weeks ahead. Though not a surprise, the announcement from Frist, a heart-transplant surgeon, is important because his views on medical topics are respected by many in Congress.
"Many are overpromising on the science" benefits that are possible from cloning, Frist told reporters. He also said creating a human embryo "for reason of experimentation leads to destruction of that embryo and to me that is morally unacceptable."