Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Life Links 6/1/10

At This is What a Feminist Blog Looks Like, Arielle Cohen shares that at a fundraiser honoring murdered abortionist George Tiller, abortionist LeRoy Carhart told attendees that before he was murdered, Tiller was planning on retiring to travel with his wife.

At Salon, Lynn Harris writes about trying to replace "pro-choice" with "pro-freedom."

Canadian researchers have released a study which found that taking anti-depressants during pregnancy was associated with a higher risk of miscarriage.
The link was most pronounced for women taking a class of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), particularly the drug paroxetine, which is sold in generic form or under the brand name Paxil.

Another type of antidepressant, venlafaxine (Effexor), also was more strongly associated with miscarriage under 20 weeks gestation, as was taking higher doses of the drugs or a combination of the medications, the researchers found.

"The major finding is that antidepressant use during pregnancy increases the risk of spontaneous abortion by 68 per cent," said epidemiologist Anick Berard, principal investigator of the study published this week by the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

A veterinary doctor in Australia believe older couples looking to have children will turn to IVF first as opposed to the old fashioned way.
Dr Yovich, co-author of a new report in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine, said: 'Natural human reproduction is at best a fairly inefficient process.

'Within the next five to ten years, couples approaching 40 will assess the IVF industry first when they want to have a baby.' He based his hunch on the fact that in cattle, IVF works almost every time. He said there was no reason that success rate could not be replicated in humans.

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