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2009-09-22 07:16:16

Many indoor tanning businesses require parental consent for teenagers to use their facilities, but most would allow young tanners more than the government-recommended amount of exposure during the first week, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Facilities with specific state laws regarding parental consent or accompaniment were more likely to require these steps. "Exposure to UV radiation from indoor tanning lamps has...

2009-07-22 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Tony Perkins said today that U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan's (D-OH) measure to "reduce the need for abortion" in reality would increase federal funding for Title X family planning and thereby increase the amount of money given by the taxpayers to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) "You don't reduce something by subsidizing it," said Perkins. "The Ryan bill...

2009-06-30 07:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Planned Parenthood counselor in Birmingham was caught on hidden camera telling an alleged 14-year-old statutory rape victim that the clinic "does sometimes bend the rules a little bit" rather than report sexual abuse to state authorities. This is the seventh Planned Parenthood clinic implicated in a multi-state child abuse scandal involving the deliberate and unlawful suppression of evidence of statutory rape. Lila Rose, 20-year-old UCLA...

2009-05-26 13:53:00

Sotomayor Wants to Set Policy, Will Perpetuate Role of Supreme Court as "National Abortion Control Board" WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) President & CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest reacted to President Barack Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice Souter on the United States Supreme Court, stating: "For all the President's talk of finding 'common ground,' this appointment completely contradicts that hollow promise. Judge Sonia...

2009-05-21 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) today sent a letter to all U.S. Senate members urging them to consider new abortion polling data when they evaluate the President's Supreme Court nominee. The data reveal that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents agree by overwhelming majorities that they want Supreme Court Justices who disavow politics and who will uphold the Constitution and the rule of law as written, including on issues involving abortion....

2009-03-23 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today US District Judge Edward R. Korman ordered the FDA to make the morning after pill available to 17-year-old minor girls without a physician's visit or prescription and without parental consent. Judge Korman also asked the FDA to consider making the drug available to girls and women regardless of age. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) Chris Gacek, Family Research Council's Senior Fellow for Regulatory...

2009-03-01 15:56:00

WASHINGTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend President Obama decided on Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) to be his pick to be the new Secretary of Health and Human Services. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO ) Tony Perkins, President of FRC Action, the legislative arm of Family Research Council, had this to say: "President Obama is now zero for two in attempting to pick qualified people to head up his Health and Human Services Department...

2009-02-22 17:14:19

Blood taken from Texas infants to test for a range of birth defects is being stored for medical research, officials said. The Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Sunday that the blood, which is taken as a part of a state-mandated infant screening program that does not require parental consent. The newspaper noted a similar law in Minnesota was challenged. The Texas Health Department's policy says the samples of blood can be used by the medical community for cancer research, birth...

2009-02-03 08:36:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New hidden-camera footage from Tucson, AZ, implicates a third Planned Parenthood clinic in a multi-state child abuse scandal. In the video, UCLA student Lila Rose and her friend Jackie Stollar enter a Tucson Planned Parenthood clinic where Rose tells the nurse that Stollar, posing as a 15-year-old, is pregnant by her 27-year-old boyfriend. The nurse disregards the age difference and even cautions Stollar not to bring her "boyfriend" before the...

2009-01-24 14:17:24

The number of abortions performed in Britain on teenage girls who have had at least one before has risen by nearly 70 percent since 1991, researchers say. A study, published in the journal Contraception, found that the proportion of repeat pregnancy terminations carried out on teenagers rose by 68 percent in 16 years, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. In 2007, 5,897 girls under 20 had their second, third or even fourth abortion. By comparison, the figure in 1991 stood at 2,934, the newspaper...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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