Did UCLA doctors hasten boy’s death to harvest his organs?

Homicide detectives are looking into an allegation by a coroner’s investigator that anesthesiologist gave 8-year-old drowning victim a fatal dose of the opioid fentany

By the time Cole Hartman arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, he was in grave condition. The 8-year-old had gone into cardiac arrest after nearly drowning in a washing machine at his Castaic home. Paramedics had gotten his heart beating again, but he remained in a coma and on a ventilator. Physicians at UCLA’s pediatric intensive care unit told Cole’s family that the … [Read more...]

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California Institute for Regenerative Medicine needs more money

About 20 percent of the original $3 billion remains and talk is that the CIRM may ask for $5 billion more from the General Fund

With questionable accountability and therapy records, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) will likely soon be coming back to California coffers for another bankroll. One California lawmaker thinks the taxpayers should have a say in that. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) proposed that refunding CIRM, which sponsors research on embryonic and other stem cell … [Read more...]

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What they don’t want you to see

Latest from Center for Medical Progress showed grisly reality of ripping apart fetuses, disappears from YouTube hours after being posted

Yesterday evening, the Center for Medical Progress undercover footage — recorded at the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation conventions — was removed from YouTube, supposedly for a violation of the site’s Terms of Service agreement. A few hours later, news emerged that Judge William Orrick — the California district judge who granted NAF and Planned Parenthood’s request … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: No research justifies destruction of human embryos

Meeting a group of people suffering from Huntington's Disease, Pope Francis told them that despite their illness, they are “precious in the eyes of God”

Meeting a group of people suffering from a rare disease, Pope Francis told them that despite their illness, they are “precious in the eyes of God” and in the eyes of the Church. Addressing the scientists present in the room, he also said that no research justifies the destruction of human embryos. “In many cases, the sick and their families have experienced the tragedy of … [Read more...]

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Surrogacy bill would make a child’s biological mother obsolete

California Catholic Conference opposes AB 1386 by Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) because it would revoke all connection between a surrogate and the child she bears and births:

The unification and nurturing environment of a family is something that cannot be artificially manufactured or replicated. Children are a gift from God, but what happens when the parental relationship is convoluted by multiple parental roles and contractual obligations? In the case of surrogacy, the foundation of family values are often traded out for financial transactions and … [Read more...]

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Have we hit rock-bottom?

Australian company turning 'extra' embryos into keepsake jewelry

For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into jewelry for their mothers shows the basic problem with the artificial creation of human embryos. “I have no words. I have no category for who would think this would be something good to do,” said Jennifer Lahl, the founder and president of the California-based Center for Bioethics and … [Read more...]

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