Monday, December 27, 2010

Life Links 12/27/10

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Wesley Smith calls for the end of California's stem cell institute.

A leading rabbi in Jerusalem used his Saturday night sermon to speak out against abortion. The article mistakenly claims that EFRAT is a pro-choice organization.

The Times of India has a piece on Indian women travelling to Bangkok for IVF and pre-implantation genetic diagnoses to assure the birth of male children.
Indian couples want male heirs. Pooja from Delhi cites an example: "A Page 3 couple went for gender selection, but they won't tell anyone. They're embarrassed that although they're modern in every other way, well travelled, open-minded — she wears short skirts — they still want a son. There's a lot of money in the family, so they want an heir and to carry on the family name."

Michael Egnor replies to a variety of arguments from another science blogger.

The Kansas City star has an article on an ongoing federal investigation to whether there was so kind of conspiracy behind Scott Roeder's murder of abortionist George Tiller. According to the Star, it appears that the investigation was renewed after authoriites captured Justin Moose, a North Carolina man who was willing to share bomb-making techniques online.

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