by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- The Detroit Free Press has an AP story on China’s one-child policy and those who defy it:
It’s impossible to know how many children have been born in violation of the one-child policy, but Zhai Zhenwu, director of Renmin University’s School of Sociology and Population in Beijing, estimates that less than 1% of the 16 million babies born each year are “out of plan.”
- Rick Perry dropped his rape/incest exception to abortion after attending the abortion forum in Iowa, watching the Gift of Life movie, and discussing abortion exceptions with a woman who was conceived in rape.
The Hill has video of him discussing his change of heart:
- Robocalls are bad enough but now we’ve got robotexts:
During Tuesday’s edition of “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” correspondent Peter Alexander said that some Iowans received text messages Tuesday morning urging them to call an in-state phone number.
When they did so, they heard “a recording of Mitt Romney’s comments from 1994, where his convictions on the pro-life, the abortion, debate have really been in question.”
- In California, Willie Hines Jr. has pleaded not guilty to murdering Tatjana Cruz and her unborn child.
- New research is showing that performing an autopsy on the remains of stillborn children can provide information about a possible or probable cause of death:
In fact, the study of 512 stillborns – a fetal death in the second half of pregnancy – found the most common causes were obstetric complications, including preterm labor and premature rupturing of the amniotic sac, accounting for 29 percent of the deaths.
- A Texas man has been arrested for a stem cell scheme in which he made $1.5M for injecting stem cells into patients with diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis. His scam was featured on 60 Minutes in 2010:
According to a 19-page indictment filed in Houston’s federal courthouse in November, [Francisco] Morales oversaw the purchase umbilical cords and placentas from a maternity clinic in Del Rio, Texas.
Morales allegedly had the genetic materials shipped to a lab in Arizona where they were forwarded into the hands of a South Carolina pathologist who harvested the stem cells.
According to the 15-count indictment, Morales would use the stem cells in Mexico as medical treatments for cancer, multiple sclerosis and procedures that are not approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.