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Aborted Fetal Tissue

Vaccines do not contain aborted fetal tissue.

Some vaccines are made with fetal embryo fibroblast cells from cell lines that are derived (they can replicate infinitely) from two electively terminated pregnancies in the 1960s. 126 more words

Vaccine Myths

Left, right - The Economist Jul 9th 2016 | NEW YORK | From the print edition

Thirty years ago, progressives embraced religious exemptions. No longer

Progressive protester

ONE day after releasing their final rulings of the term, the justices of the Supreme Court returned for an encore on June 28th. 298 more words

Point Of Interest

Arguments on Religious Exemptions to Nondiscrimination Law

It’s been in the news recently that a few states have (re)issued “Religious Freedom Laws.” The most recent being Mississippi’s Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act. 1,003 more words

Philosophy

St. John's Colloquium in Law and Religion Hosts Robin Fretwell Wilson

On Tuesday, February 16, St. John’s Law and Religion Colloquium welcomed Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson. Professor Wilson, who was instrumental in bringing about the so-called “Utah compromise,” gave a very interesting talk about proposals from various perspectives to privatize marriage. 36 more words

Marc O. DeGirolami

Medical Neglect in the Name of God - Part 1

Rita Swan, the founder of C.H.I.L.D. Inc. is featured on this podcast from the Thinking Atheist. Here, she eloquently makes the case against the legal permissiveness of religious faith-healing in the case of children, which has caused the needless deaths of too many children. 14 more words

Health Care

A matter of faith: an overview of faith based medicine

A year ago, I volunteered at a local clinic that advertized as a faith-based clinic, although they were not above having an evidence-based physician practicing as their volunteer. 1,070 more words

Medicine

Why It’s Okay To Talk About Kim Davis’ Multiple Marriages

There has been some discussions in the liberal circles lately as to whether the messy personal history of Kim Davis — an anti-gay county clerk from Kentucky who claims that the US Constitution and Jesus give her the right to use her authority as a government official to deny other people’s Constitutional rights — is an appropriate subject for public dissection.  792 more words

Politics