Monday, November 02, 2009

Life Links 11/2/09

A television station in Texas has the story about how local Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson resigned.
Johnson said she realized she wanted to leave, after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure.

"I just thought I can't do this anymore, and it was just like a flash that hit me and I thought that's it," said Jonhson.

She handed in her resignation October 6. Johnson worked as the Bryan Planned Parenthood Director for two years.

According to Johnson, the non-profit was struggling under the weight of a tough economy, and changing it's business model from one that pushed prevention, to one that focused on abortion.

"It seemed like maybe that's not what a lot of people were believing any more because that's not where the money was. The money wasn't in family planning, the money wasn't in prevention, the money was in abortion and so I had a problem with that," said Johnson.

Geron is hoping to restart it’s delayed clinical trial using cells from human embryonic stem cells in the third quarter of 2010.
In August, the company delayed human clinical trials of the drug candidate because some of the animals treated with the injection developed microscopic spinal cysts. The company has been testing the product on rats and mice.

The Derry Journal has the story of a premature infant who survived after being born at 24 weeks, weighing slightly more than a pound.
"Eva Marie is a wee miracle," says Donna. "I want people to look at Eva Marie's story and see how she survived at 24 weeks. If there's anyone out there considering abortion, Eva Marie's story may make them think again. Doctors say she is a true warrior. Now she's just like a newborn baby weighing six pounds. Eva Marie is absolutely amazing - she is one of Derry's real life miracles."

Sarah Kliff has an article in Newsweek on the Personhood movement.

A man in North Carolina was arrested outside an abortion clinic after he was found carrying a gun.

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