Food Safety – The Horse is Out of the Barn . . .

Gene Modification in Produce   Food has been genetically modified since the 1990’s, with tomatoes being the first brought to market. Changes were made within the DNA of the tomatoes causing them to grow faster, larger, and be resistant to pests. Using CRISPR gene editing techniques, we now genetically modify plants and animals using DNA from other species. For example, bacteria DNA is used to modify potatoes, cattle DNA is used to modify salmon, even

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Alabama IVF Court Case

In 2019, Alabama voters approved a state constitutional amendment which affirmed the sanctity and rights of unborn children, leading to a near total ban on abortions (unborn, in utero). In the 2022 Dobbs v Jackson decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that states have a legitimate interest in the preservation and protection of prenatal life at all stages of development. In February 2024, Alabama Supreme Court stated that the “wrongful death of a minor act”

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Medical At Home Abortion

The overturning of Roe v. Wade now allows states to set their own policies on abortion, and this dramatically changed the landscape of the abortion industry. For example, in 2023, 63% of abortions in the US were now medication abortions, not surgical.  Mifepristone and Misoprostol (approved in 2000) are the two abortion medications promoted by the FDA to be used up to the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. However, on average these drugs are used

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NCER 2023 Holiday Greetings

Esteemed NCER Supporter, When people think of worthy pro-life causes, on the top of the list is 1) faithful sidewalk counseling and prayer, 2) supporting crisis pregnancy centers, 3) caring for the practical needs of pregnant women in crisis, and 4) healing for those who have been traumatized by abortion. But being pro-life is not just about abortion. People infrequently think of the enormous impact that anti-life practices within medical research and healthcare have. And

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The World’s First Synthetic Human Embryo: No need for sperm, eggs, and fertilization

Worldwide, the prevalence of miscarriage is extremely high, yearly reported at 23 million. Of the average 6 million pregnancies in the United States each year, 16% end in miscarriage. The fetus is most vulnerable within the first trimester, with the majority of losses occurring between week 6-8, possibly resulting from genetic or environmental factors. However, little to no research has yet been conducted on miscarriages during this time period due to lack of access. Human

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