Archive | November, 2014

Turning an anti-vaccine argument on its head: How the Rubella vaccine helps prevent autism

November 4, 2014

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By Joseph Lachman, Published 11/4/2014 Here is an interesting argument to present to opponents of vaccines: Preventing rubella (also known as German Measles) in pregnant women has saved thousands of children from contracting congenital rubella, which can cause autism. All too often, scientists and medical experts find themselves having to correct misleading or incorrect statements […]

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Republican politician says the IUD is an “abortifacient,” but science doesn’t support him.

November 4, 2014

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By Joseph Lachman Published 11/4/2014 “The IUD is an abortifacient,” Colorado Republican Bob Beauprez said during a recent political debate, when asked about his position on contraception. First of all, it looks like Bob Beauprez doesn’t understand how the IUD works. Remember that this is the same birth control that Hobby Lobby misleadingly claimed caused abortion. […]

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