Jin Yani was nine months pregnant on the night of Sept. 7, 2000, when, she says, six family-planning officials came to her home in northern China's Hebei province and forced her to go to a local abortion center.
They injected her fetus with a drug, she says, and two days later extracted what would have been a baby girl. While the pregnancy was illegal because Jin conceived the child five months before marrying the father, forced abortions are also against China's laws.
While news of embryonic stem cells treating rat hearts may get more headlines and articles, adult stem cells are quietly treating the hearts of human beings.
Judge Ortrie Smith has temporarily enjoined Missouri's law to regulate abortion facilities like ambulatory surgical centers. A hearing will be held on September 10th before the judge provides a further ruling.