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University Resists Pressure from GOP Congressman to Halt Research on Fetal Tissue

After successfully pressuring Colorado State University to stop using of some fetal tissue in research, a Colorado Springs Congressman asked the University of Colorado to halt its use of fetal tissue in NIH-funded research. But the University did not agree to halt such research, if it exists.

Rep. Doug Lamborn asked the University of Colorado Denver to provide details about the “body parts” or “aborted fetal tissue” used in all research funded by the National Institutes of Health at the university.

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Anti-Choice Lawmakers Use Planned Parenthood Attack Videos to Target Fetal Tissue Research

Institutions that use fetal tissue for scientific research have found over the past month that they are vulnerable targets of anti-choice legislation pushed in legislatures across the country.

Institutions that use fetal tissue for scientific research have found over the past month that they are vulnerable targets of anti-choice legislation pushed in legislatures across the country.

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Congressman Touts Stem-Cell Lab Tour Despite Opposing Stem-Cell Research

Rep. Mike Coffman touted his visit to a stem-cell laboratory even though he’s on record opposing research with embryonic stem cells, which are used in the lab he toured.

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who’s widely seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Congress, touted his visit to a stem-cell laboratory even though he’s on record opposing research with embryonic stem cells, which are used in the lab he toured.

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Morning Roundup: Does HIV Cure Lie in Stem Cell Transplants?

A man has no remaining trace of HIV after a stem cell transplant; PEPFAR agreements with South Africa; parenting consequence lessons in Texas; Australia’s adoption rate plummets.

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Barrett Claims Again That Walker is “Too Extreme” for Wisconsin

The Barrett for Governor campaign releases another ad claiming Scott Walker is too extreme for the state, this time on focusing on rape and abortion.

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Court Temporarily Lifts Stem Cell Funding Ban

A federal appeals court temporarily lifted the ban on funding for stem cell research today.

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“My Sister’s Keeper” and Reproductive Rights

Lisa Belkin worries that the film paints an unrealistic, alarmist picture of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

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Roundup: Indeed, Breast Is Best

Indeed, breast is best, Senate Finance Committee to vote on Sebelius nomination; White House unveils domestic HIV/AIDS plan; new NIH guidelines address creation of stem cell lines.

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Roundup (Afternoon Version): Marriage Is Not A Condom, Free Abortions In Spain?

Nancy Goldstein agrees with the Pope (sort of)! Spain’s abortion laws may increase craigslist.org searches for rental property in the country, opposing embryonic stem cell research = opposing fertility clinics?

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Majority Supports Obama’s Stem Cell Decision

Last week, President Obama lifted Bush’s federal funding ban on stem cell research, and a majority of American voters rightly support the decision.

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