CLONING INEVITABLE, SAY BRITISH SCIENTISTS

BRITAIN, Aug 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Many of Britain’s most eminent medical scientists believe the birth of a cloned baby is inevitable despite society’s current aversion to the idea,” reports The Independent today. “More than half of a panel of 32 scientists surveyed by The Independent said ‘reproductive cloning’ would be attempted within 20 years if the technical and safety issues could be overcome.” Even more disturbing, the British paper also revealed that “a significant minority of those who took part in the survey more than one in five felt that reproductive cloning could also be justified on medical grounds, if […]
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UNITED STATES ABSENT FROM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

NEW YORK, Aug 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This week and next seem to be the time for international conferences. The Conference of Presiding Officers of National Parliaments has brought lawmakers from more than one 140 countries to the United States today for a three-day meeting ahead of the Millennium Summit, reports Associated Press. This conference, organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, however, is being marred, at least in the minds of the organizers, by the lack of participation from the U.S. as well as America’s decision to bar the speaker of Cuba’s National Assembly from coming. The IPU says all its member […]
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POPE OFFERS MEDICAL GUIDELINES FOR ORGAN DONATIONS AND CLONING

ROME, Aug 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Yesterday, Pope John Paul II spoke at the International Congress of the Transplantation Society, outlining some of the moral guidelines the Roman Catholic Church believes should govern medical research in the 21st century. He endorsed organ donations and adult stem cell study, and condemned human cloning and embryo experiments. Organ donation is “a genuine act of love,” he said. “Increasingly, the technique of transplants has proven to be a valid means of attaining the primary goal of all medicine the service of human life. That is why in the Encyclical Letter Evangelium Vitae I suggested […]
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UNBORN BABIES FEEL PAIN

LONDON, ENGLAND, Aug 30 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Reports that unborn babies feel pain are not new, although they are vigorously denied within the ideologically-driven abortion movement. A report in yesterday’s British paper, the Daily Telegraph (and reprinted in the National Post), revisits that controversy by discussing the recommendation from “pro-choice” doctor Prof. Vivette Glover, of Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, that “all terminations between 17 and 24 weeks to be performed under anaesthetic.” She will be chairing a conference on the issue at the Royal Institution in November. She says, “it is incredibly unlikely that the foetus could feel anything before […]
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ARE LEGAL ABORTIONS REALLY SAFER THAN ILLEGAL ONES?

ALBERTA, Aug 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “At the time before legalization (the 1950s and early 1960s), abortion supporters most often portrayed abortion providers as heroes. Planned Parenthood, the world’s lead promoter of abortion, used to reassure women who were seeking the procedure, despite its illegality, that nine of 10 providers were licensed doctors working on the side, outside office hours, for the good of their female patients. But now that abortion-on-demand is legal in Canada, now that the goal has changed from making abortion legal to keeping it entirely unrestricted and publicly funded, the campaigners seek to paint the before-time as […]
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MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR U.N. MILLENNIUM SUMMIT

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the goals for the upcoming Millennium Summit at the United Nations (Sept. 6-8) is to have many countries ratify at least several of the more prominent treaties in a conference pack of 25 treaties. One hundred and fifty nine heads of state are expected to show up for the summit. So far, “69 countries have informed The United Nations of their intention to sign, accede to, or deposit instruments of ratification of treaties deposited with the Secretary-General,” reported the U.N. Friday. “At least 35 governments have indicated their intention to sign the […]
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LATEST ITINERARY RELEASED FOR ANDREW”S PILGRIMAGE

SUDBURY, Aug 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pilgrimage organizers issued a press release yesterday on Andrew Fournier’s progress in his cross-Canada walk for life, including an updated itinerary to the end of October and pilgrimage contact information. Andrew left Sudbury, Ontario yesterday to begin the next leg of his cross-Canada walk. For more, see:  Press release at https://www.lifesitenews.com/pilgrimage/aug28press.html and the latest daily reports and articles at https://www.lifesitenews.com/pilgrimage/index.html (Pages currently unavailable)
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STEM CELL GUIDELINES WERE ANTICIPATED, ARE ILLEGAL

UNITED STATES, Aug 29 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last week, in response to the release of the National Institutes of Health’s final guidelines for stem cell research, American Life League president, Judie Brown, said that “it is no coincidence that so-called bioethicists like George Annas have laid the groundwork for medical professionals to advise parents about ‘disposition’ of ‘stored’ embryos not needed for in vitro fertilization.” Mr. Annas has said that “human embryos are not waste products, and if we really mean to respect the human embryo because of what it represents, we must at least ensure that the people who created […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Christian Heritage Party of Canada leader, Ron Gray, says about the American court case considering the abortion-breast cancer link, that “if it is validated in court anywhere, [it] should become part of the public dialogue here. If the Dakota court says Dr. Brind’s research is significant, Canadian women MUST be allowed to hear his warning!” The International Congress of the Transplantation Society, a world congress of organ transplant experts, began a meeting in Rome on Sunday, bringing 4,000 scientists to Italy’s capital from around the world. Pope John Paul II is addressing the meeting today. The United Nations has issued […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The latest issue of Time magazine is online and includes a human interest story on the Secretary-General of the U.N. called “The Five Virtues of Kofi Annan.” https://www.canoe.ca/TimeCanada0009/04_time1.html Planned Parenthood has confirmed the importance of showing women ultrasounds of their unborn babies in discouraging abortion. PP spokesman Dr. Lianne Lacroix told the Kelowna Daily Courier last week that “Abortion is a hard enough thing for any woman to decide without the torture of seeing the baby on an ultrasound screen.” https://www.ok.bc.ca/DC/story2.html American libraries are becoming a growing threat to the well-being of the country’s children, due to pornography and sexual […]
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