IN VITRO GIVES RISE TO QUASI-INCESTUOUS PREGNANCY

PARIS, June 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A 62-year-old woman who became France’s oldest woman to give birth admitted that her brother is the father of the child. The woman referred to in the press as Jeanine received in vitro fertilization in the United States using the ovum of an American and her brother’s sperm. UPI reports that the woman said Jeanine used her brother’s sperm so as to transmit the family’s genetic inheritance. Although the head of France’s ethics committee was shocked that the procedure, illegal in France, would be performed in the United States, Jeanine admitted no ethical quandary. […]
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RISK OF CANCER CAUSING VIRUS INCREASES 1000% WITH EACH NEW SEX PARTNER

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The risk for young women of contracting human papilloma virus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer, increases 1,000% with every new sexual partner, says a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The National Post reports that the researchers conclude that the disease will infect 55% of sexually active young women within three years. Dr. Anna-Barbara Moscicki, the study’s principal author and a pediatrics professor at the University of California at San Francisco said, “The take-home message is that, if you want to avoid […]
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ROYAL BANK REFUSES TO OPEN ACCOUNT FOR PRO-FAMILY GROUP

MONTREAL, June 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite has learned that the Royal Bank has refused to open a bank account for a group opposed to the “Gay Games” scheduled for Montreal in 2006. The “No Committee,” consisting of a coalition of various pro-family groups wants to present the Montreal city government with arguments against the city’s hosting of the “Gay Games.” The issue will be publicized at a press conference on Friday at 10:30am at Place Cr{197}{189}mazie Room 425 in Montreal. Among the participants in the press conference will be Campaigne Quebec Vie President Gilles Grondin and Christian Heritage Party […]
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SRI LANKA: UN’S POPULATION CONTROL SUCCESS IS COUNTRY’S DEMISE

COLOMBO, June 20, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake has lamented the UN funded and promoted population control schemes which have deprived his country of sufficient manpower to defend themselves and staff their religious temples. Wickremanayake is now proposing a scheme to boost the country’s population of young people by providing baby bonuses for families with more than two children in direct contrast to the UN population-control rhetoric which was trumpeted by the island government since the 1970s. According to reports in the BBC and AFP, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) regards Sri Lanka as a […]
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EVANGELICALS DENIED HEARING ON EDUCATION TAX CREDIT

TORONTO, June 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), an interdenominational, national association of 32 Protestant denominations representing over a third of Canada’s 3 million Protestant evangelical Christians, has been denied a hearing on the Ontario government’s proposed tax credit for private education (Bill 45). In a release today the EFC expressed its disappointment with the decision noting that it has been active on the issue for many years and that many of their members educate their children at independent, religious schools. “We wonder whether the Finance Committee is now being unbalanced in hearing more from those […]
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JEWISH ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE TO MONITOR PRO-LIFE WEBSITES

NEW YORK, June 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The U.S. Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has once again demonstrated its transformation into a leftist activist group rather than a defender of the rights of Jews. AP reports that on Monday ADL launched a Web site to monitor “extremist” and “hate” groups, which is to serve as a database for law enforcement officials. While the group claims it is only seeking to identify “anti-abortion groups that advocate violence,” the groups pro-abortion advocacy and attempt to associate the shooting of abortionists with peaceful pro-life groups such as Human Life International contradicts their reassurances. An […]
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CANADIAN POLITICAL PARTY OUTLINES RULES FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH

OTTAWA, June 19, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Christian Heritage Party (CHP), Canada’s only pro-life political party – at the federal level, has produced a release on the “Rules for Stem Cell Research”. While noting the great potential benefits of stem cell research the paper notes that “some potential sources are ethically unacceptable” specifically referring to “aborted babies and ‘surplus’ embryos developed for treatment of infertility.” The paper condemns the arguments of researchers who pursue these unethical sources of stem cells saying that the relief of suffering justifies the means by which the tissue or cells might be obtained. “Their arguments […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The editorial in today’s National Post concludes, “Whatever one believes about the right to abortion, it is unacceptable to enshrine it in international documents, and give it the imprimatur of the UN, by camouflaging it carefully with anodyne language.”  https://www.nationalpost.com/commentary/editorials/story.html?f=/stories/20010619/stealthrights.html A poll reported in the National Post reveals that almost twice as many Canadians would prefer to see Paul Martin lead the Liberals into the next general election over current pro-abortion Prime Minister Jean Chr{197}{189}tien.  https://www.nationalpost.com/news/national/politics/story.html?f=/stories/20010619/martinfar.html Catholic News Service reports that Pope John Paul II said Benin’s lay Catholics should make a major effort to protect the unborn and all […]
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UN AIDS MEETING BOGGED DOWN OVER ABORTION AND HOMOSEXUALITY

Norway Threatens to Cut Foreign Aid to Egypt over Homosexuality Language UNITED NATIONS, June 18, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The UN AIDS conference to be held from June 25-27 is headed for a rough ride as delegations from the West object to mentioning the fact that AIDS is spread largely through homosexuality among men, and feminist groups attempt to insert language advocating for abortion. Reuters reports that Egypt has proposed that factors leading to the spread of AIDS include “homosexuality among men, prostitution and other forms of irresponsible sexual behavior.” But Western groups reacted angrily to calling homosexuality “irresponsible sexual behaviour.” […]
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POPE CALLS CHRISTIAN OB/GYN’S TO OBJECT TO PROFESSION’S EVILS

VATICAN, June 18, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In an address given today by Pope John Paul II to the International Congress of Catholic Obstetricians and Gynaecologists the pope outlined the immense challenge faced by physicians who wish to practice medicine ethically. He urged doctors to practice conscientious objection, refusing to administer unethical treatments, reminding them that “it is never licit to cooperate formally in evil.” See full text: https://lsn.ca/ldn/2001/june/010618a.html
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