Recent US Commentary

Time to ax California’s stem cell agency

Proposition 71, which brought the misbegotten California Institute for Regenerative Medicine into being, was sold to voters in a blatantly mendacious campaign based on embryonic stem cell hype of CURES! CURES! CURES! and outright lies about the then state of regenerative medical science. Its administration has been marked by arrogance, conflict of interest, cronyism. And the CURES!? Not so many. In fact, none. And the human trial CIRM helped bring to that stage of experimentation? Non embryonic. Now, hopefully, with its time running out and requiring voters to re-authorize its existence, the media is being ginned up to revise history and repackage the agency–as […]
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New Planned Parenthood business model: Roving iPad abortion scheduler

Last week Planned Parenthood of Arizona announced it was closing its Yuma clinic, located in the southwest corner of the state, near both the California and Mexico borders. Not to worry, PPAZ plans to hire a roving reproductive needs administrator to schedule abortions via iPad. PP’s Yuma facility had committed medical abortions until 2011, when a new law went into effect mandating that only physicians could dispense mifepristone (ie., RU-486), not nurses or medical assistants. Apparently the clinic could not sustain itself without the financial help of kill pills. PPAZ CEO Bryan Howard said it was down to 200 patients a year. But Planned Parenthood is not abandoning […]
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