Hot News Stories (3/4/13)

The Daily Democrat (Woodlawn, CA)
A California Republican leader may have inadvertently revived the controversial subject of rape and pregnancy. Before arriving at the state GOP’s spring convention here, Celeste Greig told this newspaper that pregnancies by rape are rare “because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized.”

The Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
“Taxpayers need to insist that any sex education programs offered to teens are proven effective – and there are effective home-grown programs in Texas.”

The Sacramento Bee
(Sacramento, CA)
California voters could see strong returns on the $3 billion stem cell bond they passed in 2004.  By next year, a company called ViaCyte in San Diego hopes to begin human trials for a treatment that could essentially cure type 1 diabetes.


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