TORONTO, Sept 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Research underway at a Toronto hospital has successfully matured human ova inside mice. London’s The Independent reports that the research confirms earlier studies undertaken by the controversial human reproductive scientist, Roger Gosden. With earlier research demonstrating that male gonads implanted in mice can create sperm, it is now possible to create human children, the product of mice. LifeSite reported last week that Gosden, who had his research criminalized in Britain since it involved the use of ova from aborted baby girls in fertility treatments, is taking a post with McGill University this October. On Saturday, […]
DAYTON, OH, Sept 27 (LifeSiteNews) – Lilith Fair, the music festival of radical feminism headed up by performer Sarah McLachlan, is steeped in controversy as it faces protests over its decision to bar Feminists for Life from the festival grounds. Marilyn Kopp, Ohio director of Feminists for Life (FFL), attended the music festival to protest the discrimination. Reporter Laura DeMarco writes in the Free Times about the protest. Wearing a T-shirt reading “Peace begins in the womb, Sarah,” and standing in front of the booth of the National Organization for Women with a gag in her mouth, Kopp made clear […]
OTTAWA, Sept 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Family and children’s issues critic for Canada’s Official Opposition, Eric Lowther, issued another statement against the upcoming UNICEF Canada and Elections Canada “National Election for the Rights of Youth,” and is urging Canadians to make their opposition to the initiative known at all levels of government. He recommended 7 reasons for opposing the initiative. Lowther explains that concerned citizens need to contact “the Prime Minister, the Government House Leader, your federal MP, your provincial MLA/MPP/MNA, Elections Canada, and your local school board” to object to the vote. The Seven Reasons Why Canadians Should Object to Elections […]
The Conservative News Service reports that House and Senate lawmakers held up a 12.6 billion dollar foreign aid bill with abortion supporters trying to ensure the funds could go to support abortion-pushing groups. The State of Illinois has become an abortion “dumping ground” according to lawmakers who note that over 4,500 women from out of state entered the jurisdiction last year for abortions. (ChicagoSunTimes) Pro-lifer Alan Keyes has officially entered the GOP race for the presidential nomination. (NewsObserver) American Life League this week is sending a series of “picture parables” to Congress challenging the dangerous thinking that would seem to justify […]
The Ottawa Citizen reported yesterday on claims that certain chemicals in the Canada-US Great Lakes were causing human infertility problems from a new report. A beautiful photo of Canadian 13-year-old abortion survivor Ximena Renaerts and her adoptive mother appears along with her heart-wrenching story on the website of Alberta Report magazine.
LONDON, Sept 24 (LSN) – A study released in today’s issue of the British Medical Journal notes that the most modern versions of the birth control pill has been found to substantially increase the risk of blood clots. Immediately following the news of the study, the British government proclaimed that the pill should not be regarded as unsafe. The study of women 15-49 found that the rate of serious blood clots arising from the pill rose from the second generation pill which was associated with blood clots in 15 women per 100,000 to the latest generation pill which is associated […]
TORONTO, Sept 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Professor Roger Gosden of Britain’s Leeds University is scheduled to be at the annual conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society in Toronto tomorrow. As LifeSite reported yesterday, he will be taking a post at McGill University in Quebec this October. The conference runs from Sept 25-30 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Gosden is scheduled to give a one-day course in “The Scientific Basis of Reproductive Medicine for the 21st Century on Saturday and has said in the press that he will report the first frozen ovarian […]
BONN, Germany, Sept 24 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite a four day meeting and a letter of instruction from the Pope, the German Bishops Conference remains split over how to resolve the conflict over participation in abortion counselling. A letter from John Paul II made public this week noted that handing out certificates even with wording forbidding abortion was not enough. The specific solution whether to drop the counselling involvement altogether or to offer counselling without certificates was left up to the bishops. Zenit notes that the letter from the Pope said: “If, in fact, government authority ignores the above-mentioned note, it […]
Letter-Writing Points of Consideration To follow are potential reasons why concerned citizens should write their local provincial MLA/MPP/MNA, their federal MP, as well as Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, House Leader Don Boudria (Minister responsible for the Canada Elections Act, which lays out the mandate for Elections Canada), and Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer of Elections Canada to express their objection to Elections Canada’s involvement with the National Election for the Rights of Youth (to take place on November 19, 1999). Parents should also write their local school board and express their objection to this vote being held in our schools: […]
OTTAWA, Sept 23 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The press generated by the release of the UNFPA’s recent population report regarding the world’s population reaching six billion, is being used to demand more money for population control. UNFPA spokesman Vernon Mack was unabashed in asking for billions of dollars for an aggressive “family planning” campaign to bring more abortion, sterilization, and contraception to the Third World. With files from the Canadian Press.