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An unexpected gift for babies

Abortion | A court often at odds with President Donald Trump allows his abortion funding rule to take effect
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/24/19, 05:02 pm

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the Trump administration—and unborn babies—a surprise victory Thursday when it ruled unanimously that updates to Title X of the Public Health Service Act can go into effect. The changes will direct tax dollars away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities to health centers that don’t perform or refer for abortions.

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Breaking ties with the abortion industry

Abortion | The U.S. government pivots to research that doesn’t destroy life
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/10/19, 04:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will no longer fund research using tissue from aborted babies, following a trajectory begun in September 2018. HHS announced last week it had discontinued a funding contract with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), for HIV research involving mice with humanized immune systems using aborted fetal tissue.

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Dying to donate

Science | The idea of death by organ donation is gaining acceptance
by Julie Borg
Posted 6/06/19, 01:59 pm

As Western countries continue to slide down the slippery slope of legalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, harvesting the vital organs of the living, or death by donation, is becoming a greater possibility.

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