Month: March 2007

General Recap & Update (Spring 2007)

People’s Advocate v. Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee (Calif.)—Suit for declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent expenditure of public funds for research focused on embryonic stem cells and cloning. Adverse ruling from trial court; appeal filed. Oral argument held February 2007. Decision pending. Roe v. Planned Parenthood (Ohio)—Civil action for damages and injunctive relief filed against …

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A Worthwhile U.N. Initiative! A Welcome Defense of the Disabled from an Unlikely Organization.

Wesley J. Smith Can anything good come out of the United Nations? Actually, yes. Little noted in December, the General Assembly adopted a “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.” If ratified by most member nations, the convention could strengthen protections for many people with disabilities. This is no trivial matter. In many countries, …

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What We Know About Embryonic Stem Cells

[The following excerpt is from an article “What We Know About Embryonic Stem Cells” originally published in First Things, January, 2007 (www.firstthings.com) and is reprinted with permission. This excellent article may be read in its entirety at http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=5420 —Ed.] […] Experience from multiple laboratories over the past decade confirms that it is extremely difficult to …

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From the Editor: Atlas Shrugs as Our Culture Dies

LLDF was recently invited to U.C. Davis to participate on a panel on the issue of stem cell research which was convened for the members of their California Agricultural Leadership Program. The panel consisted of two opponents of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) and three proponents. Each panel member was given an opportunity to state …

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