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New and Noteworthy


  • The Nine Months That Made You,
    PBS series
    aired  June 29 - July 13, 2016

    This extraordinary program explores the first nine months of every human being, making it clear that each human being begins their life at conception, and that the nine months prior to birth make a significant difference for the rest of the unborn child's life.
       





     
    Texas Lawmen and the Lawless Court
    Adam J. MacLeod in Public Discourse,
    July 7, 2016 
     

    On June 27, 2016, in a 5-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court struck down several provisions of a Texas abortion statute in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt The Texas law under consideration involved regulation of abortion facilities and requirements for admitting privileges for doctors performing abortions.  The majority of the Court held that the law imposed an “undue burden” on a woman’s constitutional “right” to obtain an abortion and found that neither the admitting-privileges nor surgical-center requirement “offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access that each imposes and constitutes an undue burden on abortion access” and thus they violate the Constitution.  This article provides an analysis of that decision.

       
    Abortion Ruling Ignored Medical Facts
    Denise Mackura
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer  7/10/16

    This is a letter-to-the-editor published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer in response to the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion regulation.
       

     

    Pig-Human Organs:  Policing the Moral Boundaries
    Dr. Anna Smajdor, 
    Bionews 856 6/20/16,

    This article discusses the moral implications of creating pig-human embryos chimeras for medical purposes.

       
    ​This project is designed to develop human organs for transplant in pig embryos.
       
       


     
    The Role of Schools in Children and Young People’s Self-harm and Suicide: Systematic Review and Meta-ethnography of Qualitative Research
    Rhiannon Evans, Chloe Hurrell,
    Biomed Central online, 5/14/2016

     
    This paper reports on a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative research exploring how schools influence self-harm and suicide in students.
       


     
    How the Abortion Wars Will End -  With a Truce, Not a Bang
    Charles C. Camosy
    LA Times, March 20, 2015
     

    This editorial from the LA Times discusses changing abortion politics.  The Human Family Research Center offers it for discussion purposes only, not as an endorsement of the views expressed. 

       
       

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Human trafficking in the United States
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