Parents Daily News Roundup
House Rejects Bill to Ban Sex-Selective Abortions
The bill sought to impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions on women who are trying to select the gender of their offspring.
Hundreds of Salmonella Cases Tied to Chicks
Those cute mail-order chicks that wind up in children’s Easter baskets and backyard farms have been linked to more than 300 cases of salmonella in the U.S. – mostly in youngsters – since 2004.
Doctors Stop Medicating Argentine ‘Miracle’ Baby
Doctors have withdrawn medications and begun palliative care for a premature baby who survived hours in a morgue refrigerator in Argentina, state media reported.
San Diego Eighth Grader Wins National Spelling Bee With ‘Guetapens’
Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old eighth grader from San Diego, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling “guetapens,” a French word for an ambush.