AMERICANS FAVOUR PARENTAL NOTIFICATION AND END TO PARTIAL-BIRTH

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (LSN.ca) – In the US, a Zogby poll released today noted 66% (26.3% against) of Americans are in favour of legally requiring doctors to notify parents when minors seek abortions. Interestingly, the majority results remained regardless of political affiliation with 86.1% of Republicans agreeing as well as 51.6% of Democrats and 61.2% of independents. Similarly, on the question of partial-birth abortion 52.8% favoured the stance of Presidential candidate George Bush who seeks to ban the gruesome procedure position. 35.6% were found to agree with Al Gore who has said he would veto any measure seeking to ban […]
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A “LIMITLESS” ETHICAL SUPPLY OF STEM CELLS

NEW YORK, Oct 20 (LSN.ca) – Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have discovered that they can coax human primitive fat cells to grow into bone cells. The researchers note that fat is easily accessible and there is usually an overabundance of it available. Dr. Louis P. Bucky and colleagues presented their work Tuesday in Los Angeles at a meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Scientists at the meeting noted “In the future, liposuction may provide an abundant source of stem cells that are easily obtained.” If the fat cells can be coaxed to grow into […]
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OTTAWA REPORT

OTTAWA, Oct 20 (LSN.ca) – As the Canadian federal election gets underway LifeSite will be issuing regular political reports on candidates and other political happenings of interest to pro-life and pro-family voters. *Employee of Catholic Church Running for Officially Pro-Abortion Party LifeSite has learned that Carl Hetu, a Coordinator for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is running for the New Democratic Party which holds as its official policy a woman’s “right” to abortion as well as the “right” of homosexuals to “marry”. *Best Speech In House This Week Canadian Alliance MP Derek Konrad (Prince Albert) said in […]
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MARCH OF WOMEN 2000 MAKES FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (LSN.ca) – Catholic participation in the World March of Women 2000 (WMW) has been a strange phenomenon and one restricted for the most part to Canada where four Catholic organizations – the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Catholic Women’s League (CWL), the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP), and the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC)- officially supported the March. At an October 17 New York rally on the final day of the WMW, thousands of feminists gathered to hand in their list of 17 demands to the UN. The demands included one for […]
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POLICE IN MEXICO RAID ABORTUARY

LAS CASAS, Oct 19 (LSN.ca) – Going on a complaint filed by the Mexican pro-life group Pro Vida, Mexican police raided the Marie Stopes International clinic Tuesday according to reports by Associated Press. A doctor and nurse were released after ten hours and both denied committing any abortions. Dr. Jesus Vazquez Hernandez, spokesman for the clinic, claims it only encourages “birth control” in Mexico where abortion is illegal. Marie Stopes is one of the largest international abortion-procuring organizations, second only to Planned Parenthood. (with files from Pro-Life E-News)
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HAILED SUCCESS OF BABY FOR SPARE PARTS SPELLS DANGER

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 19 (LSN.ca) – The announcement that the treatment of a 6-year old U.S. girl with a bone marrow stem cell transplant was successful is sure to spread the troublesome spectre of creation of babies for spare parts. Doctors at the Chicago Reproductive Genetics Institute announced earlier this month that they were awaiting the outcome of a procedure involving the creation of embryos in order to treat Molly Nash. Using ova from the child’s mother and sperm from the father, the scientists created 15 embryos, then used pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to screen out those embryos with the disease […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

A white couple has asked a New York appeals court to grant them visits with a black baby born to them because of an embryo mix-up at a fertility clinic.  https://www.nandotimes.com/noframes/story/0,2107,500270364-500421183-502618515-0,00.html In England the fertility treatment authority has ruled against permitting a couple to use IVF to screen out boys in order to ensure that they have a girl.  https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20001019/hl/fertility_2.html
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan, a strong advocate of partial-birth abortion died in a plain crash Monday along with one of his sons and a campaign aide.  https://www.latimes.com/news/nation/20001017/t000099026.html On Saturday, Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk joined over 200 pro-lifers in prayer at Planned Parenthood’s abortuary in Mount Auburn.  https://www.cincypost.com/news/pilar101600.html Yesterday a US federal grand jury indicted James Kopp for the 1998 shooting of abortionist Barnett Slepian.  https://www.syracuse.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?n0671 _BC_NY—DigestBriefs&&news&newsflash-newyork-syr Archbishop Egan of New York is following in the footsteps of his predecessor Cardinal O’Connor in his courageous stand for life and his dealings with Mario Cuomo.  https://www.newsmax.com/articles/?a=2000/10/16/215848 A homosexuality promoting video geared to […]
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COSTA RICA HIGH COURT DECLARES IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION UNCONSTITUTIONAL

SAN JOSE, Oct 18 (LSN.ca) – In a decision made public in March, the reasons for which only became public October 11, the highest Constitutional Court in Costa Rica ruled that in-vitro fertilization is unconstitutional. Lawyer Hermas Navarro Del Valle, a member of the advisory committee of the Bishops Conference of Costa Rica, brought the case forward. The court ruled that according to the constitution, “The human embryo is a person from the moment of conception … not an object … not to be frozen … (and that it is) not constitutionally legitimate to be exposed to a disproportionate risk […]
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LIFE SAVED DURING DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE TORONTO ABORTUARY

Linda Gibbons and Rosemary Connell Arrested by Toronto Police TORONTO, Oct. 18 (LSN.ca) – Toronto police acted with more restraint this time as no journalists were arrested when Linda Gibbons conducted the latest of her counselling efforts outside the Scott abortuary this morning. A life seems to have been saved in the process. A couple standing on the steps of the abortuary and ringing the doorbell was distracted enough by the activities on the sidewalk to shift their attention to a nearby pro-life counsellor asking to speak to them. The couple came down, was counselled and given literature was last […]
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