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A 28-week fetus in the "Body Worlds" exhibit
On 12 April, the governor of Arizona approved a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
A Dutch baby born on Feb. 29, 2012 Photograph by Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images. Just when you thought the religious right couldn’t get any crazier, with its personhood amendments and its attacks on contraception, here comes the academic left with an even crazier idea: after-birth abortion.
Is there no moral distinction between killing a newborn baby and aborting a fetus?
Humanity has long dreamed of perfection, striving to be faster, stronger and brighter, pushing nature to the limit.
Natera is one of several companies vying to commercialize fetal DNA tests, or noninvasive prenatal diagnosis Photograph by Comstock. In 2003, back when such things remained unpredictable, a woman gave birth to a baby boy with Down syndrome.
13 Jun, 12 | by Iain Brassington This is an interesting story picked up by the BBC: drugs are being used to “suppress sexual thoughts and urges” among sex offenders in an experiment at HMP Whatton .
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Molecules to Medicine: When Religion Collides with Medical Care: Who Decides What Is Right for You? | Guest BlogSan Carlos Church - Vince Alongi The recent presidential candidate debates, fights over insurance coverage for contraceptives, and the Virginia and Texas legislatures’ imposition of intrusive, unnecessary ultrasounds prior to any abortions are highlighting the fundamental issue of the role of religion in health care and the separation of Church and State. While the emphasis has been on reproductive care, the imposition of religious beliefs on access to medical care is far more wide reaching in its deleterious effect on the ability of people to choose their care and have their medical needs met.
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17 January 2012 Last updated at 00:00 ET By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News A researcher monitors a sedated rat as part of the research project at Tel Aviv University
Our ability to "upgrade" the bodies of soldiers through drugs, implants, and exoskeletons may be upending the ethical norms of war as we've understood them.
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