God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
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On the funny side: a study by researchers working for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France seems to have concluded that oral sex can give you oral cancer. Not as bad as it sounds, actually; what they discovered is that a sexually transmitted infection that is linked to cervical cancer could also be associated with tumours in the mouth. Short version? Yes, infection can be passed crotch to mouth. Well, DUH. French...'nuff said.

On the unfunny front: The House voted yesterday to treat attacks on a pregnant woman as separate crimes against her and the foetus she is carrying. Critics say it would undermine abortion rights by giving foetuses new federal legal status. Not a far step from this to claiming that abortion is murder. Frankly, I don't see this staying around long, even if it DOES eventually become law. The AMA has not agreed yet and won't do so anytime soon on when "life" starts, which would seem to be a central point to the debate. In fact, the only people that seem to be "sure" when life starts are religious types...who have no actual basis for the claim. I know it's not stated explicitly anywhere, but what ever happened to "separation of church and state"? Crap, man, look around the planet, look at the governments that are run by religion. For the most part, they are a shambles. Why can't we figure this out?
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