Thursday, April 21, 2011

Heroic News: “Hypothetical euthanasia roller-coaster designed to kill with 'elegance and euphoria'” plus 12 more

Hypothetical euthanasia roller-coaster designed to kill with 'elegance and 

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Posted: 21 Apr 2011 08:29 AM PDT

“Euthanasia Coaster” is a hypothetical euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster engineered to humanely – with elegance and euphoria – take the life of a human being.

Men 'worried' about heavy online porn use

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 08:22 AM PDT

Young men are concerned about how much porn they view online, with the average 18 to 24-year-old spending two hours a week on x-rated sites.

Russian healthcare bill extends euthanasia ban

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 07:59 AM PDT

The Russian government submitted a bill to the lower house of parliament on Thursday that extends a ban on euthanasia, despite proposals to lift it.

Costa Rica threatened for protection of embryonic rights

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Posted: 21 Apr 2011 07:47 AM PDT

In 2000, the Costa Rican Constitutional Court ruled that IVF in the country was unconstitutional because it violated the right to life of the embryo. Four years later, the Center for Reproductive Rights petitioned the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to accept a case claiming that the human rights of two Costa Rican couples were violated by the ban.

Orlando toddler falls from 4th-floor balcony, caught by passerby

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 07:42 AM PDT

Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman Denise Rollins says "it was a miracle" the child wasn't injured in the fall, which happened just after 9 pm Wednesday.

Will Obamacare treat fertility as a disease?

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 07:37 AM PDT

More surprising, perhaps, is this sudden expectation that a system supposedly designed to make sick people well will instead force everyone who purchases insurance to subsidize 100 percent of the cost of other people's recreational sex lives.

Use of 'Yaz' increases risk of gallbladder disease


Posted: 21 Apr 2011 07:24 AM PDT

Side effects of Yaz, Yasmin and other birth control pills that use the progestin drospirenone could increase the risk of gallbladder disease by as much as 20% when compared to older oral contraceptives, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.

Genetically engineering designer babies... with 3 parents

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 06:30 AM PDT

In the first technique, the chromosomes of an unfertilized egg are inserted into a donor egg whose nucleus has been removed; the egg is fertilized using in vitro fertilization (IVF) and implanted into the mother.

Oklahoma governor signs 2 pro life laws

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 05:30 AM PDT

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed two pro life bills Wednesday, placing the state among the nation's most restrictive when it comes to abortions.

Curriculum proposal slams ex-'gays'

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 05:30 AM PDT

A school board in Maryland plans to consider a proposal to include some glowing statements about homosexuality in school lessons. One pro-family advocate believes those statements paint an inaccurate picture about the lifestyle and, at the same time, attack former homosexuals.

UK pro-lifers want government to publish cleft palate abortion stats

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 04:22 AM PDT

A U.K. High Court will consider whether the Department of Health should publish statistics about the numbers of women who abort “less than perfect” unborn children such as those with cleft palates.

Nigeria: 'Lack of contraception,' not rampant promiscuity, blamed for country's health woes

Posted: 21 Apr 2011 01:57 AM PDT

Health officials claim Nigerian's refusal to accept modern forms of contraception is to blame for maternal deaths, unwanted pregnancies, rather than the rampant, early sexualization of their youth.

Mass. Web site promoting 'safe,' secret abortions to teens

Posted: 20 Apr 2011 06:07 PM PDT

Pro life activists in Massachusetts say a state-funded Web site aimed at teenagers is pushing abortion.

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