Thursday, May 15, 2008

Life Links 5/15/08

Looks like Geron will have to put off their human embryonic stem cell clinical trial on spinal cord injuries at least another year. They apparently at least applied for a clinical trial this year as opposed to all the previous years where they promised to apply but never did.

The pro-choice claws are coming out after NARAL issued their endorsement of Obama. NOW-New York State president Marcia Pappas (of Ted-Kennedy-committed-“ultimate betrayal” by-endorsing-Obama fame), EMILY’s List President Ellen Malcolm and NARAL’s New York State affiliate aren’t on board.

On one hand, it’s like “Is it really that big of a deal to endorse the presumptive nominee now that he has basically wrapped the nomination up?” but then on the other hand, “Why not just wait until it’s completely over?” The only reason to give the endorsement now seems to be to convince Clinton to drop out sooner rather than later.

Arizona’s Board of Nursing has decided that nurse practitioners with special training can commit first-trimester abortions. The Arizona legislature is currently considering a bill to only allow physicians to perform abortions but I doubt Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano would sign it.

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