Thursday, March 11, 2004


According to World Net Daily, "an Indiana man whose baby daughter was found to have $140,000 worth of crack cocaine loaded in her diaper has been found guilty, despite his claim the search of the girl's pants was unconstitutional." Actually, the drugs were discovered not pursuant to a search for such, but when a trooper awaiting the arrival of a social worker noticed "a large load" in the infant's diaper and went to change it.

The jury returned a guilty verdict in just 18 minutes.

Read full story from WND or the Evansville Courier Press.

Monday, March 01, 2004


The California Supreme Court has ruled that a Catholic charity must provide insurance coverage for prescription contraceptives for its employees. The court noted that the charity, while affiliated with the Catholic Church, was a separate entity and therefore was not a "religious employer", which would have exempted it from state legislation mandating such coverage. Read the full article from Yahoo!/Reuters.

Breastfeeding may lower blood pressure according to a new study, reports WebMD. Furthermore, "the blood pressure-lowering effects of breastfeeding increased with the duration that the infant was breastfed. On average, every three months of breastfeeding was associated with a 0.2 mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure."