CANADA PROPOSES TO LEAD WORLD IN FIGHTING ABUSES OF NEW REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY

GENEVA, May 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Last week, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, Canadian Health Minister Allan Rock volunteered Canada to take the lead in an “international effort” to curb abuses of “human dignity” involving unchecked New Reproductive Technologies (NRT). While Rock expressed noble sentiments, the Canadian government’s own record on regulation of NRT abuses is considered by many to be abysmal. In addition, the Liberal government’s militant pro-abortion record is also considered evidence that it would not be a sincere protector of the ‘human dignity’ of early human life. Canada is one of the few countries […]
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CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS ISSUES STEM CELL DOCUMENT

OTTAWA, May 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF), an arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) organization has issued a response to the discussion paper published by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research on human stem cell research. The COLF paper, released yesterday, points out clearly, citing professional reports, that science confirms that embryos are human beings from conception. “There is no longer any question that the embryo is a human being. This is not only a well accepted scientific given but the very reason why the human embryo is so valuable […]
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PETITION DRIVE TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE AND KEEP LATIMER IN JAIL NOW ON-LINE

OTTAWA, May 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) petition, seeking to protect the disabled by ensuring Robert Latimer does not receive a lesser sentence or clemency for murdering his 12-year-old disabled daughter, has now been put on line. Those wishing to sign the petition may do so at the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition page: www.euthanasiaprevention.on.ca “If Robert Latimer is granted executive clemency it will send a message to Canadians that killing a disabled person is a lesser crime. We must show our support for the disabled and other vulnerable Canadians now,” said EPC’s Alex Schadenberg.
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EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP OF CANADA ON PATENTING HUMAN LIFE

OTTAWA, May 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – On May 23 the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) urged the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee (CBAC) to specifically prohibit the patenting of human life at any stage of development. The CBAC consultation asked for input on patenting higher life forms. Within its consultation document (on page 8 in footnote 9) it clarified that if one is to exclude human beings from patents then one must define human beings and questions whether human embryos should be included in the definition. “The question of whether or not higher life forms should be patentable creates unease for […]
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ROE V WADE DECISION DENIES PRENATAL CARE TO POOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN US

NEW YORK, May 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A panel of judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that pregnant illegal immigrants in the United States have no right to prenatal care under Medicaid. Lawyers argued that once children are born in the United States, even to someone who is here illegally – and are indisputably citizens, thus such children could argue that it was unconstitutional for prenatal care to be denied. The New York Times reports that the appeals court panel, made up of Judges Jon O. Newman, Amalya L. Kearse and Ralph […]
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BABY PRODUCTION LINE NEARS AS MICROCHIP USED TO AUTOMATE IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, May 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Researchers in the United States have developed a microchip that automatically carries out portions of the in vitro fertilization process and hope to be able to automate the entire process soon. The New Scientist reported yesterday that “in a move recalling Aldous Huxley’s famous production lines for making babies in Brave New World” researchers David Beebe and Matthew Wheeler have found, with experiments on mice, that the automated procedures are superior to the traditional methods which involve human manipulation of sperm and egg and eventually human embryos. The researchers say they expect the […]
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PRO-ABORTION REPUBLICAN SENATOR ABANDONS PARTY LEAVING DEMOCRAT MAJORITY

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – After getting elected on the Republican ticket and with support from Republican-leaning groups, Sen. James Jeffords left the Republican Party Thursday, declaring himself an independent. First among the few reasons he cited for his bolt was his pro-abortion views. “Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where I’ll disagree with the president on very fundamental issues – the issues of choice, the direction of the judiciary, tax and spending decisions, missile defense, energy and the environment, and a host of other issues, large and small,” Jeffords said. Republican’s and Republican leaning groups […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Bill McGill, Canadian Alliance co-secretary confirmed that Rick Anderson is scheming to oust Stockwell Day as leader of the Party. McGill told reporters that Anderson asked him this month to join the Dump Stock crusade. McGill said “This campaign, he (Anderson) said, must go on until he resigns, months if necessary … We disagreed and I finally hung up, telling him to stop destroying our party with his constant scheming.” Last week, CA’s Bob Dechert was the first to publicly expose Anderson’s scheming.  https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010524/571651.html Catholic News Service reports that Dana Scallon, the well-known singer and member of the European Parliament, […]
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STEM CELL TREATMENT WITH CORD BLOOD LOOKS SUCCESSFUL

TORONTO, May 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Jesse Farquharson, the first patient in Canada to undergo stem cell treatment with stem cells extracted from his own umbilical cord blood, has been released from hospital in half the expected time. Jesse, now 11 months old received the stem cell transplant April 19 and doctors at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children told his parents he would likely spend two months in hospital recovering. However, due to his rapid recovery he was released from hospital May 18. The National Post reports that the Bolton, Ont., boy was four months old when he was diagnosed […]
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CHRISTIAN COUPLE FORCED TO SHUT DOWN B&B FOR REFUSING HOMOSEXUAL COUPLE

STRATFORD, PEI, May 23, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A Christian couple from Prince Edward Island who run a bed-and-breakfast out of their family home has been forced to close down their operation and pay a fee to two male homosexuals for refusing to comply with a Human Rights Commission (HRC) order. The Charlottetown Guardian reports that Dagmar and Arnost Cepica, owners of Beach View Bed and Breakfast, must shut down their two-room bed and breakfast and pay $1,000 in damages or else submit to a pro-homosexuality seminar by the Human Rights Commission and allow practicing homosexuals to take rooms in their […]
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