Laws protecting the unborn and therefore, less permissive in regard to abortion, bear a negative –and frequently controversial– connotation, because induced abortion in clandestinity might increase maternal deaths. However, a new study conducted in 32 Mexican states and published today in the open access version of the British Medical Journal (BMJ Open) challenges this notion, confirming that Mexican states with less permissive abortion laws exhibited 23% lower overall maternal mortality and up to 47% lower mortality from complications of abortion.
See more details: http://www.melisainstitute.com/pr-18022015-english.html
See full study: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/2/e006013.full
February 23, 2015
A not so funny, but somewhat predictable, event occurred after Dr. Matt Briggs co-authored a major peer-reviewed climate physics paper that exposed significant errors in the billion-dollar computer models used by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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Fresh from a controversy over his views on evolution, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is now involved in a controversy over his views, or lack of them, on President Obama's religion. On Saturday, two Washington Post reporters asked Walker, in the nation's capital for a governor's meeting, whether Obama is a Christian. Walker said he didn't know.
A new Gallup poll offers some clues about Americans’ church attendance—and the sizeable difference depending on the state where you live. Gallup asked 177,030 American adults, “How often do you attend church, synagogue or mosque—at least once a week, almost every week, about once a month, seldom or never?” It ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to how many responded that they attend religious services “at least once a week.”
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