HEADLESS HUMANS TO BE MANUFACTURED

LONDON, UK, Oct 20 (LSN) – Scientists at Bath University in Britain announced yesterday that they had created a headless frog embryo. The Sunday Times of London reported that the researchers hope the technique will result in the production of human spare parts such as organs, made from cloned cells in laboratories. A lead researcher and embryologist at the University, Jonathan Slack says human embryos could be grown in a similar fashion since the same genes perform similar functions in both frogs and humans.
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SHEEP CLONER WARNS OF HUMAN MANIPULATION

JASPER, Alta., Oct 20 (LSN) – Ian Wilmut, the Scottish scientist who was responsible for the cloning of an adult sheep, warned against the creation of “designer babies’‘. Speaking at a conference of science teachers in Alberta on the weekend, the researcher urged his listners to “remember there are people who are already thinking of this.’‘ The Human Genome Project, an international project to map all human genes, could urge the use of this new knowledge to manipulate the human race. “To let us rip with this present technology… is akin to letting a high school kid loose not just […]
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CANADA CATERS TO CHRISTIAN PERSECUTORS

OTTAWA, Oct 17 (LSN) – Not even one month after Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed into law a bill set to cause havoc for loyal Christians, Canada announced a strengthening of economic relations with Russia. On October 10th International Trade Minister Sergio Marchi announced that Canada and Russia have agreed to hold talks on measures that will facilitate and increase two-way trade and examine measures to accelerate Russian integration into world markets. Persecutions of Christians based on the new law have already been reported. The Keston News Service reported that the Evangelical Lutheran Mission of Khakassia (ELMK), which has been […]
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AL GORE LAUDS HOMOSEXUAL ABC SHOW

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct 17 (LSN) — Vice President Al Gore was accused today of “craven pandering to Hollywood’’ when he praised the controversial show ‘Ellen’. Gore, delighted with Ellen’s coming out episode, said, “when the character Ellen came out, millions of American were forced to look at sexual orientation in a more open light’‘. The move was praised by the homosexual lobby and by ABC but criticized by Christians. Randy Tate, executive director of the Christian Coalition, said Gore was “way out of the mainstream’’ and that most Americans see homosexuality as morally wrong. Political analysts see it as […]
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NORTH KOREA ACCUSED OF BANNING ABORTION TO INCREASE ARMY ROLLS

16-Oct-97—EWTN News Brief SEOUL (CWN) – Stalinist North Korea has banned both contraception and abortion to increase birth rates in order to maintain the country’s huge army, a North Korean defector was quoted as sayiing in a Seoul newspaper on Thursday. Min Byong-kyun, 48, a former North Korean trading official in Russia, told a news conference at the Agency for National Security Planning that Pyongyang is desperate to increase the country’s population of 24 million. “North Korean women have been banned from surgical operations for contraception or abortion since last year to maintain future army troops,” the English-language Herald quoted […]
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SEX-SELECTIVE ABORTION RAMPANT IN CHINA

BEIJING, Oct 17 (LSN) – At the 23rd General Population Conference, delegates were told that abortion of girls is rampant in China. Ms. Luo, a delegate to the conference revealed the situation in China saying: “Quite a number of people, even very poor ones, would pay for tests so that they could abort their female offspring if they needed to’‘. Private clinics and laboratories have sprung up everywhere to offer sex detection tests, even though doctors are supposedly forbidden by law from disclosing the sex of children in the womb. Zhu Chuzhu, a professor at the Center for Women Studies […]
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CHINESE AUTHORITIES ARREST CATHOLIC BISHOP

VATICAN (LSN) – In what the Vatican called a ‘grave episode’, Catholic Bishop Su Zhimin of Boading, a city south of Beijing, has been arrested by Chinese authorities. Bishop Zhimin, is known for his fidelity to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and his refusal to enter the government-sponsored `Patriotic Church’ has led to his many arrests. In total he has spent 20 years in prison.
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SUPREME COURT REJECTS EUTHANASIA LAW CHALLENGE

Catholic World News Oct 14, 1997 WASHINGTON, DC (CWN) The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, without comment, rejected a lawsuit that challenges Oregon’s law permitting euthanasia, just months after the court upheld state laws banning the practice. The ruling upholds a lower court ruling that threw out a lawsuit filed by a terminally-ill woman and two doctors, saying that the plaintiffs lacked the proper legal standing to sue. The doctors had contended that the woman, Janice Elsner, suffers from clinical depression which often makes her want to end her life and the Oregon law violates equal-protection rights by treating terminally […]
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US TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS IN BRAZIL

BRASILIA, Oct 15 (LSN) – Outspoken abortion advocate Hillary Rodham Clinton, presided over a signing ceremony in the US embassy in Brazil at which the US agreed to fund abortions and other so-called family planning initiatives in the northeastern states of Bahia and Ceara. “Brazil is at the cutting edge of efforts to see that all women and men have access to the whole range of quality reproductive health services,” she told a small gathering of dignitaries and reporters. One does well to recall that Brazil is one of the countries targeted in the US population control agenda, outlined in […]
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UN ATTEMPTS TO OUTLAW SPANKING WORLDWIDE

GENEVA, Oct 15 (LSN) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child concluded its sixteenth session on October 10. The Committee issued recommendations to six countries: The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Australia, Uganda, Czech Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, and Togo. Recommendations included making spanking illegal even in the home. Reminding the countries of their obligations to follow the Convention the Committee requested that… “the Government initiate a comprehensive review of existing legislation with a view to undertaking adequate legislative reform to ensure full conformity of its legislation to the Convention.”“plans be envisaged on reproductive health measures designed to […]
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