Fetus's Lawyer Convinces Judge to Confine Drug-Free Pregnant Woman

Once upon a few months ago, in a horrible dark land called Wisconsin, a woman who was 14-weeks pregnant confessed to her doctor that in the previous year, she'd battled— and recently kicked— an addition to pills. But her doctor didn't believe her, so he told authorities. And under the justification of a surprisingly… » 10/24/13 11:15pm 10/24/13 11:15pm

Are Genetic Ménages à Trois the Future of In Vitro Fertilization?

File this under "Future Very, Very Rich People Problems" — a British medical panel ruled today that a method of in vitro fertilization that seeks to eliminate inherited genetic diseases by introducing a third set of DNA to the mix is ethical as long as it's safe and effective. And as long as all parties agree on… » 6/12/12 11:55am 6/12/12 11:55am

Arizona Congressman Who Proposed DC Abortion Ban Gets Hilarious Payback…

Trent Franks, the Arizona Republican who proposed a 20-week abortion ban in Washington, DC and then barred DC's pro-choice female delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton from speaking out against the measure has a new problem on his hands: a flood of DC residents who are bringing their municipal complaints directly to the… » 5/23/12 9:15pm 5/23/12 9:15pm

New Tennessee Law That Criminalizes Harming Embryos Couldn't Possibly…

Earlier this week, the Tennessee state Senate offered its near-unanimous approval to a measure that would make it a crime to harm a fetus at any point in a woman's pregnancy, including before 6 weeks' pregnancy when a fetus is actually technically called an "embryo." Proponents of the bill claim that it has nothing to… » 4/25/12 10:40am 4/25/12 10:40am

European Court Bans Patenting Many Types of Stem Cell Research; Science…

Europe's highest court ruled today that it's not legal for companies to patent any sort of research method that requires the destruction of human embryos. Christian groups are super psyched about this because God says cellbabies are exactly the same as grown up humans with faces and feelings. Scientists are upset… » 10/18/11 7:15pm 10/18/11 7:15pm