One of us European Citizens Initiative fulfils the first objective: seven European Member States reach the number of statements of support required by the European Commission

The first seven The European Coordination Office of One of Us in Brussels reports that the Netherlands, with 19,548 signatures (the 100.25% of the minimum required) joined the club of «The First Seven European Member States», together with Austria (202.39%), Italy (287.52%), Poland (267.29%), Slovakia (184.14%), Spain (101.26%) and Hungary (291.59%). Now the European Citizens…

ACLU sues Arizona over race and sex abortion ban

PHOENIX (AP) — Civil rights groups on Wednesday sued Arizona to block a 2011 law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the child that makes it a felony to knowingly provide a sex- or race-based abortion. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said the law unconstitutionally singles out Asian…

European Parliament to China: Stop Harassing Chen Guangcheng’s Family

On Monday, May 20th, European Parliament’s President Schulz met at the EP’s plenary session at their headquarters in Strasbourg, France. Upon Vice President Scott McMillan’s request, Schulz released a statement about Chen Kegui and Chen Guangcheng’s family’s continued harassment and receiving of threats from the Chinese government. President Schulz urged the Chinese Communist Party to…

If Roe were overturned, how would abortion rates change?

On May 14, Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison for killing babies outside the womb following failed late-term abortions. The horrific details from the trial intensified the country’s already supercharged abortion debate—and one of the main points of contention was whether crimes like Gosnell’s would become more or less common…

Algeria doctor jailed for child-trafficking to France

An Algerian doctor has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for abducting children born to single mothers and selling them in France for adoption. An Algiers court found Khelifa Hanouti guilty of illegally transferring children to the city of Saint-Etienne. A notary received five years for his involvement. Another six people were jailed in…

Newborn Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe, Neighbors Hear Crying

Firefighters in an eastern Chinese province rescued a an apparently-abandoned newborn infant from a sewage pipe after neighbors reported hearing crying. Officials in China’s Zhejiang Province rescued the infant on Saturday afternoon. Reports from Chinese media indicated the baby was found in the toilet sewage pipe in a residential building in the city of Jinhua…

Fallout from hailed cloning paper

Duplicated figures raise debate over expedited publication. How fast is too fast for review of a scientific article? And who has the responsibility to ensure accuracy? Errors found in a widely acclaimed cloning study have rekindled those questions — and sent the lead author and the journal that published it scrambling to assure the world that…