Keys to Fighting AIDS
Though it is supported by the Bush administration, many have criticized Uganda's implementation of the program because it shunned the use of condoms.
BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY, Dec. 1 — Doctors at the Medical University of Inns-bruck have found that stem cells derived from a patient's own muscle tissue show promise in successfully treating urinary stress incontinence. Eighteen of 20 women in the study were still symptom-free one year after an injection with stem cells derived from muscle tissue from their own arms.
The research has been cited as another example of successful stem-cell research that does not involve using cells from aborted babies.
Malta Stands Firm
LIFESITENEWS.COM, Dec. 1 — A United Nations recommendation to legalize abortion in Malta has been rejected by Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Malta's bishops. The U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights had urged the state party “to review its legislation on abortion and consider exceptions to the general prohibition of abortion.”
The exceptions they refused would be for “therapeutic” abortions and when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.