Thursday, July 24, 2008

Life Links 7/24/08

Sherri Shepard talked briefly about her abortions on The View yesterday.
Shepherd, 41, told the Christian magazine Precious Times that she had undergone "more abortions than I can count" during her twenties. But the article, Shepherd said, did not tell the whole story.

"The full quote was I suffer from a lot of shame and guilt, and I didn't know how to forgive myself," said Shepherd, clarifying her comments in the current cover story.

A Canadian man has been given a two-year supervision order after assaulting his wife.
Ahmed had just found out she was pregnant and they had an argument about the unplanned pregnancy.

Mr Wills said: "He got very angry and demanded she had an abortion, which she refused point blank to do."

The row escalated and he pushed her, and smashed her mobile phone.

Here’s an article on spinal cord stem cells and a new study identifying their location in animals.
Researchers have identified stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead to a new, non-surgical treatment for debilitating spinal-cord injuries....

The study uncovers the molecular mechanism underlying the tantalizing results of the rodent and primate and goes one step further: By identifying for the first time where this subpopulation of cells is found, they pave a path toward manipulating them with drugs to boost their inborn ability to repair damaged nerve cells.

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