COURT SAYS “TENS OF THOUSANDS” OF FROZEN EMBRYOS STORED IN UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, May 11 (LSN) – The New York Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that Maureen Kass cannot be implanted with frozen embryos she conceived with her husband before the couple were divorced. The father, Steven Kass, does not want to have a child with his ex-wife.  According to The Washington Post, the court noted that “tens of thousands of frozen embryos are stored in liquid hydrogen across the United States, some for more than 10 years with no instructions for their disposal.”
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GOVERNMENT-REGULATED EMBRYO SCREENING UNDERWAY IN BRITAIN

LONDON, May 11 (LSN) – In Britain, the first children screened as embryos by the government’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority have been brought to term. The Independent reported last week that 50 children have been born having survived the scrutiny of scientists prior to being implanted in their mothers’ wombs.  Pro-lifers are alarmed at the blatant eugenics behind the process; but Dr David King, editor of Genethics News, predicts that embryos screening will teach people that “having children is a serious matter which must not be left to chance…[and]…that children have a right to the best genetic chance in […]
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U.S. MEDICAL SCHOOL CHANGES HIPPOCRATIC OATH

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, May 11 (LSN)  Medical students graduating at the University of Southern Carolina last week were asked to take an altered, politically-correct version of the Hippocratic Oath.  The ancient doctor’s oath was edited to remove promises against assisting in suicides and committing abortions. Attributed to Hippocrates, a Greek medical practitioner who lived in the third century B.C., the traditional oath includes promises never to “give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it,”  never to “give to a woman an abortive remedy.”
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CRTC ASKS FOR COMMENTS ON TV PROGRAMMING

OTTAWA, May 8 (LSN) – On Wednesday the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) called on Canadians for “comments on a broad and fundamental review of all of its policies affecting Canadian television programming,” according to a CRTC press release. The government’s media control agency is holding public hearings beginning September 23 to “examine how all the elements of the Canadian broadcasting system can cooperate to produce more high-quality programming that attracts Canadian audiences and is exportable to world markets.”  Pro-family Canadians have long argued that there is a demand for more wholesome programming on Canadian airwaves; and it appears […]
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KEVORKIAN ARRESTED AFTER LATEST ASSISTED SUICIDE

ROYAL OAK, Mich., May 8 (LSN) – Assisted-suicide activist Jack Kevorkian and his accomplice Georges Reding were arrested Thursday after attempting to drop off the body of their latest victim at William Beaumont Hospital. Police officers who were at the hospital on other business saw a “motionless person” in the back seat of Kevorkian’s car. Police reports indicate that when questioned, Kevorkian “charged at one of the officers and pushed him several times” in trying to escape, whereupon he was arrested and taken to jail. Reding was also arrested for physical interference, and both men refused bail as a gesture […]
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TAXPAYERS FOOT THE BILL FOR GAY SURVEY

OTTAWA, May 8 (LSN) – A prominent gay activist group, Equality for Gays and Lesbians Everywhere (EGALE), announced yesterday the commencement of a government-funded survey of Canada’s “gays,  lesbians and bisexuals,” in order to find evidence of “discrimination.” The survey will be sent to 40,000 people of EGALE’s choosing, and is expected to cost Canadian taxpayers almost $400,000.  At a press conference to launch the project, Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women Hedy Fry explained the government’s interest in the study. “If we’re going to look where there are barriers to equality, where there is discrimination, […]
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MANITOBA FIGHTS PROSTITUTION – PUSHERS AND USERS TO LOSE CARS

WINNIPEG, May 8 (LSN) – Manitoba’s Justice Minister Vic Toews announced Thursday that the provincial government is putting forward legislation to allow police to seize a vehicle used in connection with prostitution. First-time offending “johns” will have a chance to attend a “john school” rather than lose their cars.  Vehicles seized under the legislation will be sold, and the proceeds used to help people avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Mr Toews predicts the law will take effect by year’s end.
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LIBERALS THWART PRO-FAMILY TAX CHANGES

OTTAWA, May 7 (LSN) – The federal Liberal government has thwarted a popular and sorely-needed pro-  family measure proposed by one of its own backbenchers. Last Thursday, the government-controlled committee dealing with private members’ business put a stop to Paul Szabo’s Bill C-244, which would have permitted income splitting between spouses in single-income families. The measure was designed to help end unfair tax discrimination against families with stay-at-home moms.  In recent years, the Chretien government has stacked the committee on private members’ business with its own people. Pro-life observers believe the move is an extension of the Liberals’ repeated public […]
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LIBERAL ABORTION LAW PASSES HURDLE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA, May 7 (LSN) – The lower house of the Western Australian legislature today approved a lax abortion law put forward by Labour MP Cheryl Davenport. The Australian Medical Association, which supports removing abortion from criminal law altogether, has expressed approval of the bill, promising to consider ending a “strike” in abortion “services,” which was designed to force the government’s hand.
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CHINA’S ONE-CHILD POLICY CREATES HOST OF SOCIAL ILLS

BEIJING, May 7 (LSN) – Since the World Bank put pressure on Mao Tse Tsung to cut the population of China in the early ‘80s, the country has pursued a ruthless “one-child policy,” resulting in widespread and well documented human rights abuses, including forced sterilizations and forced abortions.  Apart from such gross injustices, the policy has also caused demographic and social problems. Guo Xiang,  a professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, is quoted in London’s Electronic Telegraph today as saying that many children in China are now so spoiled that their grasp on reality is dangerously […]
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