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Kansas “Life Begins at Fertilization” Law

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is poised to sign into law a bill declaring that life begins at fertilization. From the Reuters story: Kansas is set to enact one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation which defines life as beginning “at fertilization” and imposes a host of new regulations. Some think this could […]

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Predictions in Bioethics for 2011

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBCMy, how time flies. It seems only yesterday that I issued my predictions for 2010. That turned out pretty well. But the prediction business is never done. Time marches on, after all, and eventually old predictions become about as interesting as yesterday’s newspaper.So, once again and […]

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Lead Into Gold: Human IPSCs Restore Mobility to Paralyzed Monkey

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Wow. Japanese scientists claim that they restored mobility to a paralyzed monkey–note the need for using animals in research–with human induced pluripotent stem cells. From the story: Japanese researchers said Wednesday they had used stem cells to restore partial mobility in a small monkey that […]

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Bush’s New Book Quotes CBC Special Consultant

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Wow. I am surprised — and very flattered: President Bush’s new book Decision Points quotes me. The Corner also takes note, because the quote is from something I wrote on NRO. Here’s what Bush wrote: Those on the other side of the debate argued that […]

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Skin Cells Turned Directly Into Human Blood

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Scientists have used a modified version of the induced pluripotent stem cell process to create blood cells out of skin cells — without going through the pluripotent stage. This could be big. From the story: Mick Bhatia, scientific director of McMaster’s Stem Cell and Cancer […]

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What Do 30 Pieces of Silver Buy You Today?

By Jennifer Lahl, CBC PresidentI’m just back from Washington, D.C., where I had the privilege of showing Eggsploitation on Capitol Hill.  Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), served as our congressional sponsor for this event, and I’m grateful to him and his staff for their leadership in this arena.  As an Ob/Gyn doctor, Coburn understands the […]

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Stealth Legislation to Federally Fund Human Cloning

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Embryonic stem cells aren’t much in the news these days. President Bush’s embryonic stem cell funding restrictions are history and the invention of induced pluripotent stem cells may allow scientists to obtain the benefits of embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos. But that doesn’t mean […]

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Lines That Divide Showing in CA Independent Film Festival

Lines That Divide is showing as an Official Selection at the California Independent Film Festival, Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 PM and 2:45 PM, with discussion following each showing. Purchase tickets Share5 Tweet +1 Stumble Share PinShares 5

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Lines That Divide Showing in CA Independent Film Festival

Lines That Divide was shown as an Official Selection at the California Independent Film Festival on Sunday, April 25. About Lines That Divide: Stem cell research: A potential miracle cure for diseases or a form of biological colonialism? The debate still rages over this controversial science. Supporters argue that it is our moral duty to […]

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