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American Life League president Judi Brown has attacked the Washington Post for an article on August 22 by John Pomfrett. Writing about the Chinese minority Uighurs, he portrays them as the bad guys, she says, when in fact they are targeted by the Chinese government for forced abortion and sterilization. This is an example of “push[ing] bias to the point of propaganda,” Brown says. In California, “it will be legal for anyone to profit from the sale of bodies or body parts if they are to be used for research or education, under an amendment made [last] Wednesday to a […]
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LUCRATIVE IVF DISCOURAGES SEARCH FOR BETTER SOLUTIONS

BRITAIN, ITALY, Aug 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The lucrative nature of the reproductive technology industry has produced an environment which discourages doctors from looking into ways to cure infertility or sterility. So says British Professor Robert Winston, “father of the test-tube baby” and a 60s pioneer of artificial insemination. “Each operation is carried out outside the National Health Service and costs more than $3,000,” reports Zenit news service. The professor also said that “today these techniques are used without studying their need and usefulness for a couple with infertility problems,” wrote Zenit last week. Based on Dr. Winston’s comments, the Italian […]
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GLOBAL RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO MEET AT U.N. TO FIND CONSENSUS

New York, Aug 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The first Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders opens today at the UN General Assembly in New York and concludes Aug. 31. More than 1000 religious leaders from around the world and from many religions have come together for this unique global religious meeting. This is the first of three extraordinary international meetings scheduled to take place in New York over the next two weeks. The State of the World Forum runs from Sept. 4-10 (see “State Of The World Forum To Convene With Millenium Summit”) and the United Nations Millenium […]
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HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVISTS TURN BUSINESSES AGAINST BOY SCOUTS

UNITED STATES, Aug 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Several large corporations have pulled their funding from the BSA and others are considering such a move over the current homosexual controversy – despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favour of the private organization. Homosexualist activists who have protested recently against the Boy Scouts don’t seem cautious about disassociating themselves from convicted pedophiles (see last Thursday’s LifeSite News). Furthermore, studies indicate a significantly higher proportion of sexual assault against boys by homosexuals (again see last Wednesday’s LifeSite News). In view of such facts, the enormous good that the Scouts do […]
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ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LINK COULD BE DECIDED IN COURT

North Dakota, Aug 28 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The growing amount of evidence of a link between (induced) abortion and breast cancer is invariably greeted with deep hostility and outright repudiation by pro-abortion advocates. One abortuary in North Dakota, the Red River Women’s Clinic, went so far as to produce a pamphlet stating that, “Anti-abortion activists claim that having an abortion increases the risk of breast cancer and endangers future child-bearing. None of these claims are supported by medical research or established medical organizations.” Abortion protestor Amy Jo Mattson sued the abortuary for false advertising after seeing the pamphlet last year. “She […]
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MOVEMENT AMONG FEDERAL LIBERALS AND CANADIAN ALLIANCE

OTTAWA, Aug 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The mainstream media seems to have taken an interest in allegations about social conservatives trying to use nomination meetings to take over the party. Judging by an article yesterday in the Toronto Star, however, leader Stockwell Day isn’t biting, allowing the populist process to run its course. “In any race, you sometimes, unfortunately, have the media jumping to attach labels to people. Some people get characterized as single-issue candidates, but our policy is to allow wide-open democracy in this party,” he told Toronto Star reporter, Tim Harper. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Jean Chretien took an election-style […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

“Pro-choice researchers … have acknowledged that some women experience post-abortion syndrome,” the Elliot Institute excitedly reported yesterday. The admission comes in an article in the August issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.  America’s decision to clarify guidelines surrounding stem cell research has increased demands on the Canadian federal government to do the same. An article in today’s National Post says Canada may lose its embryo-cell researchers if we don’t.  As promised, the British Foreign Office has drawn up draft legislation for an international criminal court that would allow Britain to ratify the 1998 international treaty. https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk_politics/newsid_895000/895384.stm Feminists for Life […]
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VATICAN CONDEMNS CLINTON’S NEW STEM CELL POLICY

ROME, Aug 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Among the ongoing responses to the Clinton Administration’s decision to fund more stem cell research from human embryos is that of the Vatican, and it’s not subtle. Bishop Elio Sgreccia, vice-president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, speaking on Vatican Radio rejected the argument that such research has great benefits by stating clearly that “you cannot use the end to justify the means! We know that morality requires us to seek appropriate ends through appropriate means.” When the talk show host noted that the American government was going to maintain the prohibition against directly financing […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

American president Bill Clinton’s Justice Department has interfered in a local religious freedom vs. homosexual rights issue, filing a brief in favour of an ordinance that the appellant says would force him to “hire openly homosexual persons in violation of his religious beliefs.”  An American father is trying to get custody of his unborn child. So far, however, he has been unsuccessful with Judge Robert P. Doherty ruling that the question of custody does not exist until the child is born. Focus on the Family disagrees with this decision.  The abortion pill RU-486 may be approved for U.S. consumers by […]
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SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAM PRO-ABORTION AND PRO-HOMOSEXUAL

UNITED STATES, Aug 25 (LifeSiteNews.com) – America has recently launched a “211” service providing needy people with an easy number to call for referrals to social service agencies in their area. The program sounds helpful but the church-based group, Traditional Values Coalition, has just issued a warning that “this new social service aid appears to be a monopoly of liberal social welfare planners, abortionists, and pro-homosexual groups.” TVC’s press release yesterday notes that “WebToday, an Internet newspaper, recently published an article on the popularity of 211 phone numbers in several states. The author, Marcus Casey, noted that when he called […]
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