Monday, July 16, 2007

Life Links 7/16/07

Police in Ohio are still searching for 15-year-old Alfonzo Price after he and friends allegedly assaulted Kerria Anderson (who was carrying Price's unborn child). Kerria is in critical condition and her child is dead as a result of the assault which included attacks directed at Kerria's stomach. At the time of the attack Kerria was walking her one-year-old child in a stroller. According to a Kerria's mother, Price wanted Kerria to have an abortion. Price has been charged with aggravated murder and felonious assault.

A woman in Wisconsin wants murder charges dropped against the man responsible for her daughter's death. Mark Friesema was intoxicated when he crashed into a tree killing Courtney Hamilton and Courtney's unborn child.
Courtney Hamilton had been planning an abortion, according to her mother. Michelle Hamilton also suspects her daughter had been drinking before the crash.

Part of Francis Beckwith's new book, Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice, is available online.

A panel of German ethicists recently debated Germany's laws on embryo research. Some the arguments in changing Germany's law sound familiar ("German science will be hopelessly sidelined") and some of the reporting seems to be less than stellar.
After a heated debate in 2002, parliament decided to ban the production of embryonic cells from pre-existing stem cell lines.

To ensure foreign laboratories did not produce stem cell lines for the German market, it barred German scientists from working on any lines created after January 1, 2002.
Do they mean "After a heated debate in 2002, parliament decided to ban the killing of human embryos to create more cell lines?"

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