POPE: PASTORS MUST SPEAK OUT ON ABORTION “OPPORTUNE OR NOT”

“Do Everything Possible to Encourage Pregnant Women to Complete Their Pregnancy” VATICAN CITY, Jan 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday Pope John Paul II met with the bishops of Hungary and one key message he imparted to them was the urgent need to defend life. “Notwithstanding your tireless dedication,” the Pope said, “even in your country we note worrisome data which marks in many countries of the old continent the spread of an ever more preoccupying culture of death.” He noted that the abortion statistics in the country were “alarming” and said “they must incite you to defend without fear and […]
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EUROPEAN UNION MAY PAY INTERNATIONAL ABORTION GROUPS IN LIEU OF US

LONDON, England, Jan 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The decision of US President Bush to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, banning U.S. funding for abortion promoting groups, has angered European Union Development Commissioner Paul Nielson. CNN reports that Nielson suggested the EU may fund the abortion groups in lieu of the United States. “We will if necessary fill the deficiency,” he said. The two groups hardest hit by the policy are the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). Related coverage: Vatican Promotes, EU Damns Bush Abortion Funding Restriction https://www.lsn.ca/ldn/2001/jan/010124.html#4 See the CNN coverage at:  https://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/01/29/EU.abortion/index.html
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PRIVATE GROUP OF CAPABLE SCIENTISTS TO CLONE HUMANS WITHIN 2 YEARS

WASHINGTON, Jan 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – An international consortium of scientists with the resources needed to achieve human cloning have announced their plans to clone humans within two years. The two scientists of the group who identified themselves are Panos Zavos, a professor of reproductive physiology at the University of Kentucky, and Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori. Zavos is co-founder of a fertility clinic in Lexington, an andrologist and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the nation’s largest society of reproductive professionals. Antinori has gained a reputation in Italy for his successful efforts to help post-menopausal women […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

The Senate Judiciary Committee in a vote of 10-8 has approved former US Senator John Ashcroft to become the Attorney General . He now goes before the full Senate for another fierce showdown. Pro-lifers and Christians have been called on to support his confirmation at:  https://www.afa.net/ashcroft/default.asp https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010131/aponline043645_000..htm On Monday, President Bush signed a pair of executive orders creating a White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives which allows religious groups to compete in the provision of charitable services.
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USE OF EMBRYOS AND ABORTED BABY TISSUES INSTEAD OF STEM CELLS PROPOSED

LONDON, England, Jan 31 (LSN.ca) – Trying to attract attention by putting forth a procedure for genetic treatment of disorders not involving cloning human embryos, scientists at Sheffield University believe they have a therapy that will “raise no ethical issues”. The project involves the destructive use of embryos and tissue from aborted babies. However, rather than cloning and being forced to manufacture huge numbers of embryos or procure tons of carnage from abortion clinics, the project’s need for human embryos and aborted babies is decreased by a replication process. Using the method, the researchers have developed a product for bone […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children reports that an attempt in the British House of Lords to block the provision of abortifacient morning-after pills from pharmacists without a doctor’s prescription was defeated 177 votes to 95.  https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk_politics/newsid_1143000/1143501.stm The National Post reported January 18th that the newly printed Canadian $50 banknote features the Famous Five, Canadian feminists who were advocates of eugenics. The new $10 bill has a remembrance and peacekeeping theme with poppies, doves, a female (presumably Canadian) soldier in a blue United Nations beret.  https://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20010118/440653.html
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ACTOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AGAINST SINGLE PARENTHOOD

HOLLYWOOD, Jan 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – With famous Hollywood actresses purposely getting pregnant to raise children on their own, the recent Salon magazine interview with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger contains a surprising criticism of the trend by the prominent actor. Salon’s Christina Valhouli reports that Schwarzenegger considers single parenthood a “tremendous danger,” the most pressing problem in the inner city today. ” All that stuff has increased largely because of a lack of parenting, and many households only have one biological parent—so many of them are fatherless. It really creates a big problem,” said the muscle-bound star of Terminator and similar […]
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UN PLAN TO TAX INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY TRADE FLOATED AGAIN

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In a list of proposals issued yesterday by the United Nations to help poor nations deal with globalization , a suggestion to tax international currency transactions was made. The Washington Times revealed the suggestion found in paragraph 113 of the 64-page report. A 0.1 percent tax on $1.5 trillion worth of “speculative” currency transactions could yield $150 billion a year that could be used to stabilize volatile markets, said the report, compiled in collaboration with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and others. But when the Times called […]
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GOV’T PLANS TO ALLOW MORNING-AFTER-PILLS OVER-THE-COUNTER

OTTAWA, Jan 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Society of Obstetricians and Gyaenocologists of Canada (SOGC) is taking on the role of activist to have the abortifacient morning-after-pill available over-the-counter in Canada. Most drug designation switches from “by prescription only” to “over-the-counter” are initiated by the drug manufacturer, but this time, said Christine Menard, director of communications at SOGC, the society is filling out application forms and “it will be about an 18-month process.” Menard comments in the current edition of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Journal that discussions with government over the issue indicate that “there won’t be [many] barriers.” Health Canada […]
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PRO-ABORTION SPEAKER CHOSEN IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

OTTAWA, Jan 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Pro-life Canadians and opposition politicians are hoping for fairness despite the strong pro-abortion stand of newly selected House of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken. Milliken, a Liberal MP from Kingston, Ontario has frequently made known his position in favour of abortion on demand. Campaign Life Coalition records on Milliken indicate that his pro-abortion position has been constant from 1988 to the present. The speaker is supposed to be completely neutral and non-partisan in his rulings, but during the last two parliaments opposition parties protested alleged pro-government bias from the speaker’s chair. The vote for the […]
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