How Humpty Dumpty Changed the World:

34 Years of Roe

By Ken Connor

Monday, January 29, 2007

Every year since 1973, millions of Americans have paused to remember the day when new words entered the American vocabulary. Words fraught with ambiguity, like “the right of personal privacy”. Euphemisms, like “terminate one’s pregnancy.” Obscure phrases, like “the penumbras of the Bill of Rights.” January after January we take time to remember these words, and the carnage they have caused.

In the July 2006 issue of “California Lawyer,” Gerald Uelmen reviews the work of the California Supreme Court over the past decade under the leadership of Chief Justice Ronald George. Among the best, i.e., well-reasoned, decisions rendered by the Court during Chief Justice George’s tenure, Professor Uelman recognized Conservatorship of Wendland (2001) 26 Cal.4th 519.

The following comes from the AP: Injured Man’s Brain Rewires Itself By MARILYNN MARCHIONE (July 4) – Doctors have their first proof that a man who was barely conscious for nearly 20 years regained speech and movement because his brain spontaneously rewired itself by growing tiny new nerve connections to replace the ones sheared apart […]

“Watching Florida” posted a comment in response to my prior entry about the death of Dr. Ronald Cranford that I feel deserves comment, so I am moving it into the body of this blog to assure that readers don’t overlook our exchange. “Watching Florida” said: Without a doubt you are a better person than I […]

eth·ics (thks)n. The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the conduct of the members of a profession.bioethicsn : the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences Arthur L. Caplan, PhD.Emanuel & Robert Hart Professor of BioethicsChair, Department of Medical Ethics andDirector, Center for BioethicsUniversity of Pennsylvania3401 Market […]

When I first heard about Art Caplan’s latest little get-together (see below), I e-mailed him to chide him about the glaring lack of balance in the line-up of speakers: “Looks like another lopsided symposium. I find it intriguing that you guys never invite members of the ‘enemy camp.’ I mean, c’mon, you could at least […]

The following is from the North Country Gazette, February 13, 2006. by Pamela F. Hennessy On April 30 and May 1, 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics will be hosting their 10th annual symposium. Their case study for this year’s gathering has been titled “The Legacy of the Terri Schiavo Case: Why is […]

The following is from the North Country Gazette, February 9, 2006: by Pamela F. Hennessy Yet another case Throughout the past few years of being active in the campaign to protect the life and basic rights of Terri Schiavo, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a number of learned and thoughtful people in and around […]

Bob and Mary Schindler spoke at Life Legal Defense Foundation’s (“LLDF”) annual dinner on November 12, 2005, in Berkeley. It was my privilege to finally meet them face to face, and have a little time to visit with them. The first thing that struck me about the Schindlers is that they appeared to be utterly […]

Bob and Mary Schindler will be the featured speakers at the annuel fund-raising dinner for Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF), based in Napa, on November 12, 2005. I urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet the Schindlers and hear them tell the story of their battle to save their daughter’s life, as […]

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