The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article that bemoans what pro-lifers would celebrate: Fewer and fewer med schools and teaching hospitals are training new doctors in how to perform abortions. [Read more…]
The states are starting to set up their insurance exchanges, so we are getting some idea of how much the required policies will cost and what their benefits will be. There will be four levels of coverage: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. In California, the “silver plan,” which is the level that federal subsidies for lower income folks will be based on, will cost $321 per month, but have a $2,000 deductible, requiring $45 co-pays. Details after the jump. [Read more…]
Recently, the FDA approved the “morning-after pill,” a contraceptive taken after sex, for sale without a prescription to females over 15 years old. That created a furor from those who wanted it available to girls even younger. The government has given up the fight, so now the pill will be sold over-the-counter to children.
Details after the jump, along with a debate over the drug. Topics include, “does the pill cause abortion?” (At first, the pill makers said that it stopped the implantation of a fertilized egg. Now they are saying it simply prevents ovulation, which could take place while sperm are present. At 89% effectiveness, though, it would seem to be working also after ovulation has taken place. At any rate, no one seems to know exactly how the pill works or what its effects are, which seems odd in a drug sold over the counter.) Also, “what will be the moral impact of the pill?” What do you think? [Read more…]
In Philadelphia, the abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial for capital murder, having killed a patient through his ineptitude and babies born alive through his cruelty. The major media has up-to-now pretty much ignored this trial, but is now giving it some attention, thanks in part to a twitter campaign started by Lutheran journalist Mollie Hemingway. [Read more…]
Did you know that you don’t own your DNA? Different companies hold the patent to about 41% of your genes. That means whenever those DNA strands are tested by a doctor, the company collects a royalty. Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear a case that will potentially rule on whether human DNA can be patented. [Read more…]