Month: July 2004

General Recap & Update (Summer 2004)

Schiavo v. Schindler (Florida)—Michael Schiavo seeks court permission to kill his 37-year-old wife, Terri, by withdrawing food. Terri’s parents oppose the motion; several doctors have expressed the opinion that her condition could improve with appropriate treatment, which Michael has refused to allow. After trial court judge ordered her feeding tube removed, Governor Bush and Florida …

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From the Executive Director: No Loans for Clones!

Dana Cody The passing of President Reagan has driven the debate over stem cell research to the forefront of national attention. Scarcely had America heard the news of President Reagan’s passing when proponents of embryonic stem cell research launched an all-out media blitz capitalizing on the President’s struggle with Alzheimer’s as reason to support fetal …

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The Wrong Tree: Embryonic Stem Cells are Not All That

Wesley J Smith Once again the media are trumpeting the call among many in Congress, pushed by millions in Big Biotech lobbying money, for President Bush to reverse his decision to limit federal funding of embryonic-stem-cell research (ESCR) to those lines already in existence on August 9, 2001. Fronted this time by the grief-stricken Nancy …

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Carefully Purified

Amy Shirmer Until recently my firm ethical belief in the sanctity of life has been, for the most part, theoretical. I am not daily confronted by young unwed mothers wrestling with the possibilities of rejection or destitution. I do not work in a clinic where abortions are performed. I don’t even work in a company …

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The Status of the Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003

Bob Taylor The Partial Birth Abortion Act was signed into law by President Bush in November 2003. It was immediately challenged in United States District Courts in California, Nebraska, and New York by various pro-abortion individuals and organizations. All of the District Courts issued preliminary injunctions banning the enforcement of the law on the grounds …

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