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Witherspoon: I lied about pregnancy during arrest

Reese Witherspoon recalled that she panicked, said some "crazy things" and even claimed to be pregnant the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge.


Abnormal placenta may reveal newborn's autism risk

Autism - Fox News

As of today, there are no definitive tests to measure a child’s risk for developing autism. Since early intervention and therapy is key for at-risk children, such a test could be critical for managing the early development of a child.


Nobel prizewinner, IVF pioneer Robert Edwards dead

Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards, a Nobel prizewinner from Britain whose pioneering in vitro fertilization research led to the first test tube baby and has since brought millions of people into the world, died Wednesday at age 87....


Judge Orders F.D.A. to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages

Plan B - NY Times

A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. In his ruling, he also accused the federal government of “bad faith” in dealing with the requests to make the pill universally available, and said its actions had been politically motivated.


North Dakota Governor Approves 6-Week Abortion Ban

North Dakota GOP governor signs bill banning most abortions as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy.


Study: Hard to find info on drug safety in pregnancy

A new study shows how difficult that information is to come by.


Doctor Threatens To Call Cops On Pregnant Woman If She Doesn’t Have Emergency C-Section

A Florida doctor told a pregnant patient that he would call the cops on her if she didn’t have an emergency caesarean section because the baby was a week past his due date. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Dr. Jerry Yankowitz, chairman of the obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Southern Florida, sent the threatening email to 35-year-old Lisa Epsteen.


$10,000 to abort? Surrogacy case reveals moral holes

Crystal Kelley got paid $22,000 to have a baby. But when an utrasound revealed significant medical issues, the biological parents offered her $10,000 more to have an abortion. The gross immorality of that second offer tells us that there is a lot wrong with the first arrangement, writes bioethicist Arthur Caplan.


Study finds pregnancy nausea drug won't harm fetus

A study finds no evidence that a popular anti-nausea drug will lead to major problems.


Folic acid in pregnancy may reduce autism risk

Autism & Pregnancy

Women who take folic acid supplements before becoming pregnant, as well as early in pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study.


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