Posts Tagged Human welfare

Vergara’s ex-fiancé’s plea to save embryos stirs debate

Sofia Vergara, left, and Joe Manganiello arrive at the premiere of "Hot Pursuit" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sofia Vergara’s ex- fiancé’s demands that she give him two frozen embryos they created — referring to them as “our girls” — highlights the wider legal and ethical issues surrounding frozen embryos created by in-vitro fertilization.

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Filipino boxers try to follow Pacquiao’s path out of poverty

In this April 21, 2015, photo, Filipino boxer, Joemarie Noynay, 19, poses inside a boxing gym in suburban Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. Noynay, who has won eight fights in the super bantamweight division, said, “I sometimes think of the hardships, but I tell myself, if Pacquiao can do it, I can do it, too.... I just need to train hard and pray to the Lord to realize my dreams and the dreams of my family.” Manny Pacquiao's rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream and boxing as a ticket out of harsh lives and uncertainties. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao’s rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream and boxing as a ticket out of harsh lives and uncertainties.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit in Little League retribution case

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Connecticut father who said a baseball Little League demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team because of the father’s plans to build affordable housing next to a former league official’s home.

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