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World’s oldest woman has 73 grandchildren

Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was reportedly born in the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee and has 73 great-grandchildren
Will slippery slope of ‘end of life planning’ lead Medicare to cover assisted suicide?

Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.
Let’s tell the truth about vaccines

After decades of ignoring the issue, Nature, the world’s leading science journal, has finally acknowledged that creating life-saving vaccines from tissue from aborted human fetuses is a deeply controversial ethical issue.
Theology of the Body vs. eugenics and genetic modification

“To the one, a Down syndrome child (for instance) is a genetic scandal, one who should probably be destroyed in the womb as a kind of oblation offered up to the social good and, of course, to some immeasurably remote future; to the other, that same child is potentially (and thus far already) a being so resplendent in his majesty, so mighty, so beautiful that we could scarcely hope to look upon him with the sinful eyes of this life and not be consumed.”
Top psychiatrist: Transgenderism is a mental disorder

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.
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