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  • Controversial heartbeat bill now on governor’s desk

    12/07/2016 3:58:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies ^ | December 07, 2016 | Laura A. Bischoff - Columbus bureau
    The Ohio legislature Tuesday approved one of the nation’s toughest abortion laws, and the bill is now headed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature or veto. Votes in the Ohio Senate and House capped a long day of maneuvering on a bill that would effectively outlaw abortions by banning the procedure once a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. First Ohio senators voted 21-10 for the bill, which is different than the one the House approved last year. After more than 90 minutes of emotional debate, the House voted 56-39 late...
  • Abortion ban based on heartbeat rejected by appeals court (AR)

    05/27/2015 12:54:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2015 3:40 PM EDT | Allen Reed
    A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, ruling that women would be unconstitutionally burdened by an Arkansas law that bans abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with doctors who challenged the law, ruling that abortion restrictions must be based on a fetus’ ability to live outside the womb, not the presence of a fetal heartbeat that can be detected weeks earlier. The court said that standard was established by previous U.S. Supreme Court rulings. The...
  • Planned Parenthood Admits: Abortion Stops a Beating Heart

    01/16/2015 3:35:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | JERYL BIER
    "Abortion stops a beating heart" has long been a poignant rallying cry for the pro-life movement. Abortion rights advocates often characterize the unborn as an impersonal "clump of cells" that a woman may choose to do with whatever she wants. But even as the House of Representatives plans a January 22 (Roe v. Wade anniversary) vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it turns out the leading abortion provider in the nation matter-of-factly acknowledges on its website that some abortions involve stopping a beating heart. According to Planned Parenthood's own description of fetal development, an unborn child's heartbeat...
  • How your heartbeat will make passwords obsolete

    12/11/2014 7:55:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/2014 | By Tracey Hobbs and Monique Todd,
    Thought your fingerprint was secure? Think again. The unique pattern on the tip of your fingers can easily be copied and used to access your most personal information. As PIN numbers and passwords prove redundant in protecting data, tech companies are looking to convert bodily features into secure identity authenticators. Bionym, the Toronto-based biometrics technology company, have introduced The Nymi -- a wristband that measures heartbeats to authenticate identity. Its embedded sensor reads the electrical pulses produced by your heartbeat, which is unique to each of us. "You leave your fingerprints everywhere - you actually leave this impression which can...
  • North Dakota's 'heartbeat' abortion law is overturned

    04/17/2014 4:46:33 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-16-14 | James MacPherson
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said the law is "invalid and unconstitutional" and that it "cannot withstand a constitutional challenge." The state attorney general said he was looking at whether to appeal the decision by the Bismarck-based judge. North Dakota is among several conservative states that have passed new abortion restrictions in recent years, but abortion rights supporters called North...
  • NASA, Homeland Security Test Disaster Recovery Tool

    09/25/2013 12:42:16 PM PDT · by JOAT · 14 replies
    Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory ^ | 9/25/2013 | Not Attributed
    PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster. The prototype technology, called Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER) can locate individuals buried as deep as 30 feet (about 9 meters) in crushed materials, hidden behind 20 feet (about 6 meters) of solid concrete, and from a distance of 100 feet (about 30 meters) in open spaces. Developed in conjunction with Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, FINDER is...
  • Heartbeat bill pushed in eleventh hour drama in Kansas

    03/27/2013 1:00:26 PM PDT · by topher · 1 replies ^ | 3-27-2013 | Operation Rescue Staff
    Topeka, Kansas, March 27, 2013 ( – As North Dakota’s Governor Jack Dalrymple was signing the historic Heartbeat Bill that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, another drama played out at the Kansas Capitol where national pro-life leaders came together in an eleventh hour effort to pass a version of the Heartbeat Bill that advocates say has the best prospect of successfully challenging Roe v. Wade. David F. Forte, a highly esteemed Professor of Law at Cleveland State University who carefully crafted the legislation to withstand a Constitutional challenge, addressed the House Federal and State Affairs committee...
  • North Dakota governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

    03/26/2013 11:22:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/26/2013 | Dave Thompson
    North Dakota on Tuesday adopted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States, as the governor signed a bill that bans the procedure in most cases once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks. Supporters of abortion rights said they would challenge the measure in court. Governor Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday also signed a bill that bans abortions based solely on genetic abnormalities, the first state ban of its kind, or based on the gender of the fetus. North Dakota is the latest state to pass measures to restrict abortions. Arkansas lawmakers earlier in March...
  • Ohio ‘Heartbeat Bill’ gains support from presidential contenders

    05/03/2011 7:45:52 PM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 3, 2011 ( - Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill,” which would ban abortion from the moment of a detectable fetal heartbeat, is gaining support from U.S. presidential hopefuls as it advances through the State legislature. A press release issued yesterday by the Ohio-based pro-life organization Faith2Action announced that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Judge Roy Moore now join Governor Mike Huckabee as potential 2012 Presidential contenders who have come out in support of the measure.
  • Ohio Abortion Ban Hinges on Heartbeat (

    02/08/2011 10:28:19 AM PST · by ph12321 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/8/11
    An unborn child's heartbeat can be detected as soon as 18 days after conception, and supporters of a bill slated to be unveiled in the Ohio Legislature Wednesday say that women should be prohibited from ending pregnancies beyond that milestone. State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann is planning to unveil the "Heartbeat Bill" and a legislative aide for the Republican tells Fox News that 42 of the 99 representatives in the Ohio state House have signed on to the bill, which would make an exception to the heartbeat rule only in emergency medical situations. According to 2009 data from the Ohio Department...
  • Four Cups of Coffee Reduced Hospital Stays for Uneven Heartbeat

    03/02/2010 4:18:19 PM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies · 681+ views
    Businessweak ^ | 03/02/10 | David Olmos
    A study of 130,054 adults found that people who drank four cups or more of coffee daily had an 18 percent lower risk of being hospitalized for irregular heartbeats and other heart- rhythm conditions than noncoffee drinkers, researchers at Kaiser Permanente, an Oakland, California-based health system, said today. The risk of hospitalization was 7 percent lower for people who drank one to three cups of coffee daily... Cardiac rhythm disorders are problems in the heart’s electrical systems that cause it to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Atrial fibrillation, a rapid, irregular heart beat that is the most common...
  • Cheney treated second time for abnormal heartbeat

    10/15/2008 2:48:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 336+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/08 | Jerome Pelofsky
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, was treated with an electric shock on Wednesday to resolve an abnormal heartbeat -- the second time in less than a year. Cheney returned to his official residence and resumed his normal schedule after the procedure, said his spokeswoman Megan Mitchell. "An electrical impulse was delivered to restore the heart to normal rhythm," Mitchell said. "The procedure went smoothly and without complication." Cheney, 67, attended President George W. Bush's morning daily security briefings and stayed at the White House working until being treated at George...
  • Coburn is tested for irregular heartbeat

    07/26/2008 10:31:44 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 134+ views
    tulsaworld ^ | 07/26/08 | World Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn underwent tests Friday for what was described as an irregular heartbeat. His office told news outlets that the 60-year-old Oklahoma Republican was expected to return to work at the Senate over the weekend. An aide said Coburn was at a hospital for the tests for "common arrhythmia.'' He was not admitted to the hospital, the aide said. Coburn's office would not comment further. A physician, Coburn describes himself as a two-time cancer survivor. In 2003, just months before deciding to run for the Senate, he confirmed that he had undergone surgery and treatment for...

    10/09/2004 11:15:43 AM PDT · by forest · 11 replies · 848+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #320 ^ | 10-10-04 | Doug Fiedor
    The title of this article could very well be: Trial lawyer debates senior executive and comes off looking lost and befuddled. For the first time, Senator John Edwards met Vice President Dick Cheney. One would think that since Edwards has been a senator for a few years he might have, at some point, met the President of the Senate, Vice President Cheney. However, John Edwards, like John Kerry, isn't very good about showing up for work. Therefore, even though they were in the Senate together for the last four years, the two men had only met in passing. Actually, Cheney...
  • Watch GE 3D-4D new Ultrasound Commercial

    05/31/2002 4:23:55 PM PDT · by miltonim · 23 replies · 8,539+ views ^ | 2002 | General Electric
    See GE Commercial for its new 3D-4D Ultrasound: GE commercial in windows media player format fast GE commercial in windows media player format slow GE commercial in Real player format fast GE commercial in Real player format slow Also, see a picture of 7 wk unborn baby:munchkin
  • 'Partial-birth' abortions shown increasing

    01/13/2003 9:53:52 PM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 285+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/14/03 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    <p>The number of "partial-birth" abortions has tripled in the past four years, according to a report on abortion trends released this week.</p> <p>An estimated 2,200 dilation and extraction, or D&X, abortions were conducted in 2000, said researchers with the Alan Guttmacher Institute, who surveyed all known U.S. abortion providers during the past two years.</p>