by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- Joe Carter responds to the NY Times
storyeditorial on the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act:
Which Republican leaders made the claim? Peters doesn’t say. He also doesn’t explain how — or even if — the abortion issue hurt the GOP with women in 2012. But everyone at the New York Times already knows it did, and common knowledge doesn’t need to be supported with facts, right? And there is no issue here of married women vs. single women, when it comes to voting. Right? All women support abortion rights, or so Peters would have us think.
- The Texas Senate has passed legislation to toughen regulation of abortion clinics:
Senate Bill 5 would increase regulatory standards for facilities that perform abortions, require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting procedures at nearby hospitals and require doctors who administer abortion-inducing drugs to do so in person.
- Planned Parenthood is opening a new clinic in the Bay Area with the help of $250,000 in local tax-dollars:
Planned Parenthood opened the new San Rafael clinic Wednesday after buying the $2.3 million property at 2 H St. and investing $900,000 to renovate it. Many protesters [pictured left] took issue with a recent Marin County Board of Supervisors’ grant to the clinic of $250,000 to put toward its renovations.
- By cutting off the digits of mice, scientists have discovered that stem cells under the fingernail help fingertips regrow:
The digit bones can regenerate only if the amputated stump still has some nail stem cells, the researchers found. But the cells alone are not enough; also crucial is a zone of tissue that grows from the stem cells during normal nail growth. After amputation, this tissue sends signals that attract new nerves into the end of the stump and begin the bone regeneration process. If amputation removes the nail zone or if the signals are blocked, the digits will not regenerate.
[Photo by Frankie Frost/Marin Independent Journal]