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Texas Fetal Rights Case: Delayed Justice

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

Although this case was resolved satisfactorily -- probably not soon enough for the distraught family -- a question remains about the ethics of the Texas law.

When Fetal Rights Trump Those of Patient and Family

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

The case of Marlise Munoz may ultimately be decided on legal grounds -- that is, whether the Texas statute is applicable to a dead body containing a living fetus. The ethical question, however, remains.

Scientists Reveal Shocking Effect Of Ultrasound On Your Brain

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Ultrasound may improve sensory perception, according to a new study in humans. By directing ultrasound to a specific brain area, researchers were ab...

When Pro-life Goes Frankenstein: The Case of Marlise Munoz

Morgan Guyton | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Morgan Guyton

Erick and Marlise Munoz were both paramedics. They were both around life-and-death situations on a daily basis. After Marlise went through her broth...

Abortion Providers Are Heroes: In Defense of Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Today, we speak with Sunsara Taylor of StopPatriarchy.org, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by StopPatriarchy.org as a "extreme, violence inciting, women-hating Christian fascist organization."

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Texas Abortion Limits

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Overturning Roe v. Wade has never been about saving babies. It's about controlling women, and the religious extremists will continue masking this hidden agenda until they are exposed.

Stop Calling It a Pro-Life Movement or Become One

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

This is an invitation to those who fancy themselves pro-life: To merit that weighty title, here are some profound "right-to-life" challenges you will need to become advocates for.

Other Things Fetuses Do in the Womb

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.27.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Hell, since you're stuck in there for nine long months you at least have to have some decent bookshelves and a coffee table.

Fetuses Masturbate??!!

Susie Sampson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Babies are supposed to be pure and according to Congressman Burgess from Texas, boy babies are masturbatin' all the time. Yuck, if you ask me.

50 Shades of a Masturbating Fetus

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

It took a while, but it seems that conservatives have finally found and issue that will get them to stop saying really, really stupid things about rape!

PHOTOS: Mean Faces Begin Even Before Birth

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.08.2013 | Science

Even as newborns, babies know exactly how to scrunch up their faces and cry. And no wonder -- new research from England suggests that we practice maki...

So Long, Pro-choice... I'm Pro-faith

Janis Powers | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Janis Powers

In other words, fertilized eggs inside a woman's body are treated differently that those created in a petri dish. If life begins at conception, the where's the uproar over the dispensation of scientifically fertilized eggs?

The Placenta and the Pace of Life

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

The placenta varies more among mammal species than almost any other organ. And research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA provides some clarity on how this diversity evolved.

Abortion Legislation Preempts Parents' Call: Art, Politics Trade Places in Missouri

Tracy Weitz | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

I am struck by how art and politics seem to have traded places in Missouri. The documentary After Tiller represents everything that is messy and complicated about the world, while politics here seem to exist in a fantasy world.

Woman Allegedly Carting Fetus In Bag

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Crime

BANGOR, Maine — Authorities are investigating what appeared to be a fetus that a woman was carrying in a plastic bag as she walked in downtown B...

Catholic Hospital Says Its Defense Was 'Morally Wrong'

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 04.06.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- It was a startling assertion that seemed an about-face from church doctrine: A Catholic hospital arguing in a Colorado court that twin fetus...

Abortion Rights Are Pro-life

Leonard Peikoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Leonard Peikoff

Tragically, the lives of the parents are completely ignored by the anti-abortionists. Yet that is the essential issue. In any conflict it's the actual, living persons who count, not the mere potential of the embryo.

WATCH: Fetus Yawns Inside Womb

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow an...

Mourdock Shows No Respect Toward Women

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's absolutely amazing these kinds of statements are coming from people who could potentially be the next leaders of our country -- making the important decisions that impact you, me and our future generations.

Fertility Drugs May Affect Children's Stature, Study Suggests

Posted 07.17.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 07/16/2012 09:05 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Children conceived through use of fe...

WATCH: From Creepy To Cute, Human Face Forms In Womb

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

A first-of-its-kind animation gives new meaning to the phrase "baby face." Featured in a video clip from the BBC series "Inside the Human Body," CG...

Gene-Screening Advance Promises Convenience But Raises Ethical Concerns

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By Kai Kupferschmidt What if you could read much of your child's medical future while it was still in the womb? Taking a major step toward that goa...

Fetus Found In Philly Sewer Pipe

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.21.2012 | Weird News

Philadelphia cops are investigating the discovery of a fetus in a sewer pipe at a home in the Kensington area on Monday. Plumbers made the discover...

Fetus Found In Garbage Bin, Woman Accused Of Self-Abortion

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Authorities are investigating whether a woman whose fetus was found among trash illegally ended her pregnancy by drinking an herbal c...

Unbelievable Side Effect Of Being Stressed While Pregnant

Jena Pincott | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Jena Pincott

There's an avalanche of evidence that women who are under extreme duress in pregnancy have kids who have shorter attention spans, lower IQs, memory deficiencies and health problems.