INTERVIEW WITH EXPERT: THE TRUTH ABOUT STEM CELLS

NEW YORK, Feb 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The ethical use of stem cells shows more promise than embryonic stem cells says David Prentice, professor of life sciences at Indiana State University and an adjunct professor of medical & molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The whole interview is reprinted in today’s Special Report at:  https://lsn.ca/ldn/2001/feb/010227a.html
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

A false rumor has spread on the Internet saying that CBS will be forced to discontinue the “Touched By An Angel” program for using the word ‘God’ in every program.” The hoax says that Madeline Murray O’Hare, an atheist, whose efforts successfully eliminated the use of Bible reading and prayer from public schools fifteen years ago, has now been granted a federal hearing in Washington D.C., on the same subject, by the Federal Communications Commission. (FCC) Besides O’Hair being dead, this rumour has been around in various forms for some 25 years. For more information see:  https://urbanlegends.about.com/science/urbanlegends/library/weekly/aa050599.htm?terms=touched+by+an+angel
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OVERLY NEGATIVE PRENATAL TESTING INFORMATION LEADS TO ABORTION

LONDON, Feb 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A study published in the current edition of the British Medical Journal shows that some doctors provide overly negative impressions of genetic imperfections detected in unborn children, likely increasing the number of parents who opt for abortion as a result. The researchers called the “grossly inadequate” and “misleading” information “disturbing,” and called for obstetric units to have an established protocol for presenting results to parents. Dr. Lenore Abramsky and colleagues at Imperial College, London, asked 29 health professionals how they informed 23 patients after an amniocentesis test identified an extra X or Y chromosome. […]
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VIRGINIA BILL TO ALLOW OVER-THE-COUNTER MORNING-AFTER-PILL HALTED

RICHMOND, Feb 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Virginia bill to allow pharmacists to dispense the abortifacient morning-after-pill without a prescription from a doctor has died in committee thanks to the pro-abortion extremism of its sponsor. Despite having majority support in both the House and Senate, the bill faltered due to disagreement over parental consent. Some lawmakers insisted that parental consent be required for those under 18, but Del. Viola O. Baskerville (D-Richmond), the lead sponsor of the bill, refused to budge on the issue. “It would defeat the whole purpose of making reproductive health choices available to teenagers,” she said. […]
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U.S. SUPREME COURT REJECTS COMPLAINTS BY SOUTH CAROLINA ABORTIONISTS

WASHINGTON, Feb 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Abortion proponents in South Carolina were fuming Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the pleas of the four main abortionists in the state. The abortionists attempted to paint the state’s requirement that they and their facilities live up to safety regulations as an “anti-abortion” initiative. The abortionists will not be able to perform abortions until they meet the new licensing requirements. They have requested a delay in the implementation of the rules, allegedly to give them time to meet the requirements. The abortionists must now conform to a 27-page rule-book which was to […]
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BRITISH STUDY CITES ABORTION AS CAUSE OF BREAST CANCER “TIME-BOMB”

LONDON, Feb 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A study about to be released by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) in England reports that British women are harboring a breast cancer ‘time-bomb’ because of the high abortion rate and low number of children. The Oberserver reported yesterday that the RSS paper, “Legally Induced Abortion, Fertility and Age at First Birth as Risk Factors in Female Breast Cancer” notes that the by 2030 the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year will have risen from 30,000 to 50,000. The paper quotes a study showing that having an abortion before a child, […]
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CORRECTION – CALGARY BISHOP REBUKES POLITICIANS

Yesterday’s story about Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry’s chastisement of Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark for their “pro-choice” stance missed LifeSite’s usual final editing check. The story has been revised to address valid concerns of some readers. See the revised story at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2001/feb/010226.html#2
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PRO-FAMILY FORCES SEEK TO BLOCK EXPECTED BUSH APPOINTMENT TO CANADA

MASSACHUSETTS, Feb 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci is expected to be U.S. President George Bush’s choice as Ambassador to Canada. Not everyone is happy about this. Americans for Truth (AfT) is one the leading organizations fighting it on the basis of Mr.Cellucci’s track record on homosexuality. “More than 20 local and national groups have signed on to a petition opposing the Cellucci nomination, with more signing on each day,” reports AfT. Among those organizations are the local chapters of national groups such as Concerned Women for America, the Catholic Action League, the Eagle Forum, and The Knights […]
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CALGARY BISHOP REBUKES CHRETIEN AND CLARK AS “SCANDALOUS”

CALGARY, Feb 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Alberta’s Catholic Bishop Fred Henry, surprised pro-lifers today with a column published in the Calgary Sun chastising Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark for their “pro-choice” stance on abortion. Both leaders profess to be Catholic themselves, although, as Bishop Henry noted, “no Catholic can responsibly take a ‘pro-choice’ stand when the ‘choice’ in question involves the taking of innocent human life.” The column came as a surprise because of Bishop Henry’s recent hostility to pro-lifers over the March of Women. He was a strong advocate of Catholic participation in the […]
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CHRISTIAN U.S. SENATOR WELCOMES ADVICE

WASHINGTON, Feb 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – An elder at the Winchester (Kansas) Reformed Presbyterian Church was elected to the state senate in the Nov. 7 American elections last year. The latest issue of the RP magazine, Covenanter Witness (CW), reports Bob Lyon as saying that he is “assembling a group of email advisors to help assist in developing public policy that is consistent with God’s Word. Anyone who is interested in being a part of that group, please feel free to email me at [email protected] He told CW: “We pray for God’s protection, strength, and mercy, and that He would […]
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