Here's what we are reading today.

  • "Go! New York: Adult Stem Cells Help Ease Arthritis," Dr. Max Gomez, WCBS (July 14, 2009)
  • "As the arthritis epidemic grips hold onto the baby boomer generation, new stem cell research is becoming the cutting edge way to treat osteo-arthritis of the knee, hip, ankle, and even back pain.

    But this research doesn't include the same embryonic stem cells that couldn't be used for research during the Bush administration. Instead, the developments use adult stem cells to help treat baby boomers like Robert Wilson."

  • "WVa lawmakers to get both sides on gay marriage," Associated Press (July 14, 2009)
  • "Evangelical Christian groups hope to convince West Virginia lawmakers to put a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage on the state ballot.

    The state Family Policy Council and the national Alliance Defense Fund both plan to weigh in Tuesday at a meeting of a joint legislative committee studying the issue."

  • "Will Episcopal Church move draw in -- or drive out-- believers?," Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA Today (July 14, 2009)
  • "The Episcopal Church is opening the role of bishops to gays and lesbians -- and maybe widening the gap between the U.S. church and the worldwide Anglican Communion."

  • "FEATURE-Generational shift for U.S. Hispanics on abortion," Reuters (July 13, 2009)
  • "A 2007 joint survey by the respected Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Pew Hispanic Center shows that 65 percent of first-generation U.S. Hispanics believe abortion should be illegal. But among second-generation U.S. Hispanics like Ana, that percentage drops to 43 percent."

  • "Arizona governor approves abortion constraints," Paul Davenport, Associated Press (July 13, 2009)
  • "Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday set a new course from her Democratic predecessor on the issue of abortion, signing a measure imposing new mandates and restrictions.

    One of the bill's provisions is a requirement that those who visit an abortion provider wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. The visit would have to include disclosures by doctors in person about the procedure, risks and alternatives, and the fetus' probable characteristics."

  • "Christians Remain Tense Amid Honduras Coup Crisis," Michelle A. Vu, The Christian Post (July 13, 2009)
  • "Pushing for 'personhood' in the South," Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow (July 14, 2009)