Tag Archives: Babies

Democrats block Senate bill requiring medical care for babies that survive abortion

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked an effort to pass legislation clarifying that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., rejected the motion to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, authored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and co-sponsored by other Republicans. Sasse had sought to pass the bill via… Read More »

Giving babies and toddlers antibiotics can increase the risk of obesity

Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but they can have serious downsides — including increasing the risk of obesity when they are given early in life, according to a recent study. Antibiotics kill bacteria. That can be a very good thing when the bacteria are causing a serious infection. But antibiotics don’t limit themselves to killing infection-causing… Read More »

Viewpoints: If True, First Gene-Editing Of Babies Is Seriously Wrong On Many Fronts; Lessons On The Burden Of Caregiving

Editorial pages focus on these health topics and others. Newsweek: China Announces First Gene-Edited Babies: Scientist’s Claim Is Premature, Dangerous And Irresponsible  A scientist in China claims to have produced the world’s first genome-edited babies by altering their DNA to increase their resistance to HIV. …If true, this is a significant advance in genetic science,… Read More »