Category Archives: Rights and Freedom

Abortion Rights

In an earlier article I have argued for a woman’s absolute right to abort her embryo or foetus. This was based on the fundamental¬†principle that the origin of rights is not a human shape or a human genome, but the … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Victory

Good news on the stem cell front, a US judge has finally ruled that federal funding for research with human embryonic stem cells (hESC) is legal. Two scientists, of all people, had sued on the grounds that funding the research … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Ban Lifted – For Now

Good recent news is the sensible decision by a US Appeals Court¬†overturning an injunction that barred the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from funding research using¬†human embryonic stem cells. Good as far as it goes, but it doesn’t put a … Continue reading

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Political Animals

Scientific American reports: Scientists want politics kept out of endangered species decisions Some 1,293 scientists have sent a letter to each and every U.S. senator urging them not to support any endangered species legislation that is based on politics rather … Continue reading

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Lovem el-Said

We in the West have a great life, where for all the limitations on our rights and freedoms, we do have rights and freedoms. But we often forget the price someone, somewhere, somewhen, paid for those rights and freedoms. Reporting … Continue reading

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