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New Autism Test Worries Pro-Life Advocates

HOUSTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – A new, groundbreaking prenatal test may be able to determine if a child has autism, but pro-life advocates are worried it will lead to autistic children being aborted.The pilot results of a new test announced on July 18 at the Dup15q Alliance Scientific Symposium in Houston, Texas, are claiming autism in an […]

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Department of Public Health working to stop measles outbreak in El Paso | KFOX

The El Paso Department of Public Health is working to stop the measles outbreak in the city. “The unvaccinated community should be worrying about it and we are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated,” said Robert Resendes, director of the El Paso Department of Public Health. The Department of Public Health says the five […]

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Police search for suspect who attacked autistic man at a North Texas McDonald’s – Story | KDFW

Hurst police are working to identify a man who attacked an autistic victim after the victim spoke to the suspect’s two children. Source: Police search for suspect who attacked autistic man at a North Texas McDonald’s – Story | KDFW

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Unvaccinated schoolchildren more common than thought – HoustonChronicle.com

Many Houston area children are being exposed to unvaccinated schoolmates at rates greater than previously thought, whether because of exemptions for non-medical reasons or simple tardiness in getting the required shots, according to a new analysis of the latest state data. Source: Unvaccinated schoolchildren more common than thought – HoustonChronicle.com

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Dallas police issue warrant for Autism Treatment Center employee accused of kicking patient’s teeth out | Crime | Dallas News

An employee at the Autism Treatment Center in Dallas faces a charge of injury to a disabled person after a fellow employee said he kicked a patient in the mouth, knocking out several of his teeth. Source: Dallas police issue warrant for Autism Treatment Center employee accused of kicking patient’s teeth out | Crime | Dallas News

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Mid-Cities Rep. Jonathan Stickland Hangs It Up | Dallas Observer

“Eight years was enough for George Washington, and it certainly is for me. After much prayerful consideration and reflection, I have determined it is not the Lord’s will for me to seek reelection. Instead, I intend to dedicate more time to my family, my church, and my business,” Stickland wrote, announcing his resignation Monday. Source: […]

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Licking man charged after alleged assault of autistic boy | News | houstonherald.com

A Licking man faces a pair of felony charges and is jailed on $500,000 bond after allegedly assaulting an autistic boy in late March. Source: Licking man charged after alleged assault of autistic boy | News | houstonherald.com