Faulty Prenatal Screening Tests May Lead People to Choose to Abort 

In the past few years, "non-invasive" prenatal screening tests have flooded the market, which claim to be able to predict chromosomal abnormalities like the one that causes Down Syndrome with near-perfect accuracy. But a new report has found that these blood tests may be vastly overstating how accurate they are,… » 12/15/14 11:10am 12/15/14 11:10am

Terrible New Arizona Law Forces Horrified Parents to Watch their Babies Die

It's tough to find a job in this sluggish economy, but now, thanks to a law about to take effect in the state of Arizona, there may soon be a need for something called a "fetal grief counselor" in the American Southwest. Thanks to anti-abortion lawmakers' efforts, starting Thursday, mothers of babies with fatal fetal… » 7/30/12 3:20pm 7/30/12 3:20pm

Fathers’ Career Choices May Lead to Birth Defects in Their Hypothetical Children

Men who huff paint or gas all day while on the job should probably be extra cautious about what they're exposing their precious sperm to, especially in the three months leading up to any potential baby-making ritual. A new study has found that fathers who work in certain sperm-jeopardizing fields have a higher risk of… » 7/19/12 12:30pm 7/19/12 12:30pm

Terrible New Law Requires Women to Give Birth to Nonviable Fetuses

Georgia is just a governor's signature away from totally banning abortions that occur after 20 weeks of pregnancy under the dubious assertion that at that point, fetuses can feel pain. Anti-abortion advocates crow that this is a positive step toward protecting life, but where this law is totally and irredeemably… » 4/02/12 3:30pm 4/02/12 3:30pm

Rick Santorum's Calls 3-Year-Old Daughter's Recovery 'Miraculous'

Former Senator Rick Santorum cancelled his Presidential campaign stops in Florida yesterday after his 3-year-old daughter Bella was hospitalized with pneumonia. Now, he's saying that he may return to the campaign trail after Bella's prognosis suddenly started looking more positive. She may even be able to check out of… » 1/30/12 12:35pm 1/30/12 12:35pm

Abortion (Research) Will Be The Death Of Us

With another day comes yet another study of the effects of abortion on women. The newest study by researchers at Johns Hopkins shows that what little hard scientific research exists on how women feel after an abortion indicates that women who have abortions don't tend to have more emotional problems than ones that… » 12/04/08 1:40pm 12/04/08 1:40pm

What Is A Permissible Imperfection In A Child?

Cindy McCain is in Vietnam today on behalf of the group Operation Smile, which repairs the cleft lips and palates of children whose parents couldn't otherwise afford the (relatively simple) surgery. Her involvement with the charity helps highlight its work and brings in donations and gives me rather a soft-spot for… » 6/20/08 1:00pm 6/20/08 1:00pm