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A couple in Japan has been arrested for playing on the psychological trauma of post-abortive women. Japanese police report that the couple charged Japanese women large fees to be exorcised from the “spirits of their aborted babies.”https://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20010725p2a00m0fp009001c.html   Excellent commentaries on Stem Cells:   * Gene Edward Veith: A new modest proposal https://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/07-28-01/national_2.asp  * Nat Hentoff: The Stem Cell Wars https://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/hentoff.html  * Cal Thomas: Ronald Reagan’s valuable view of life https://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/thomas.html
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DISSIDENT ‘CATHOLIC’ THEOLOGIAN CLAIMS CHURCH ALLOWS RESEARCH ON EMBRYOS

MILWAUKEE, WI, July 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Daniel Maguire, a tenured professor at the Jesuit Catholic Marquette University in Milwaukee, who calls himself a ‘Catholic’ theologian has come out with a paper claiming falsely that the Catholic Church endorses embryonic stem cell research. Maguire is one of the few professors at Catholic universities complaining openly about a Vatican plan to have local bishops give Catholic theologians a letter of standing known as a mandatum. Supporters of the mandatum suggest that the requirement for such procedures came from renegades such as Maguire who masquerade their anti-Catholic tirades under the flag of […]
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VATICAN CORRECTS MEDIA ATTEMPT TO TWIST POPE’S WORDS ON STEM CELLS

VATICAN, July 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Several media outlets were caught attempting to twist the pope's message on embryonic stem cell research. The Vatican today issued a clarification of his public statement to President George Bush in order to set the record straight. The Catholic Church opposes all research procedures that exploit living human embryos and fetuses, said Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls. The most reckless spin of the pope's comments came from the Washington Post, which declared misleadingly, “The pope's denunciation of stem cell research could have been much broader. By making his comments specific to stem cells that are […]
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US HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES TOTAL BAN ON HUMAN CLONING

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved, on a party-line 18-11 vote, a bill to prohibit the creation of human embryos by cloning. The bill (H.R. 2505) sponsored by Rep. Dave Weldon (D-Fl.) and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mi.) is expected to come up for a vote by the full House as early as next week. Punishment for cloning would include fines and up to 10 years in prison. The National Right to Life Committee in the US has warned that a separate bill, which would allow creation of new human beings via cloning but […]
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ADULT STEM CELLS CAN BECOME KIDNEY CELLS

LONDON, July 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In a new study showing the benefit of ethically derived adult stem cells, British scientists have, for the first time, shown that stem cells from an adult’s bone marrow are capable of turning into mature kidney cells. A team led by Professor Nicholas Wright of the UK’s Imperial Cancer Research Fund, demonstrated that theories suggesting that stem cells in the bone marrow only develop into specialized blood cells are incorrect. The study, conducted on mice, shows that bone marrow stem cells clearly have potential for turning into the tissues of other organs. Dr. Wright, […]
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FRANCE’S MINISTER OF HEALTH ADMITS TO COMMITTING EUTHANASIA

PARIS, July 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – French Health Minister, Bernard Kouchner, has admitted he committed euthanasia when he worked as a doctor. In an interview with the Dutch weekly magazine Vrij Nederland, Mr Kouchner said that during the wars in Lebanon and Vietnam he “helped” people die with morphine injections when he believed they were suffering too much. “When people were suffering too much pain and I knew in advance they would die, I would help them,” he said. According to a BBC report, Kouchner – UN administrator for Kosovo in the late 1990s – does not currently plan to […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

9 STATES HAVE ALREADY BANNED EXPERIMENTS WITH HUMAN EMBRYOS The International Herald Tribune reports that nearly two dozen U.S. states already have laws that govern research on embryos and fetuses, and at least nine ban any experimentation with human embryos. South Dakota explicitly forbids embryonic stem cell studies: last year the state made it a misdemeanor to experiment with cells or tissues obtained from human embryos.  https://www.iht.com/articles/27103.html
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The National Institutes of Health study showing that condoms cannot be proven effective in fighting sexually transmitted diseases is available online at:  https://www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/stds/condomreport.pdf A new surgical technique available in Australia treats cervical cancer by removing only the cervix rather than also the womb, as is done in the usual treatment via hysterectomy.  https://news.com.au/common/printpage/0,6093,2406328,00.html The Irish High Court has refused an application by seven pro-life members of the Irish Medical Council for a judicial review of the council’s manipulation of ethical guidelines on abortion so as to allow abortion in certain circumstances. The doctors said the council’s actions violated Irish law.  […]
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RALLY FOR AYLMER FAMILY PLANNED OUTSIDE COURT

AYLMER, ON, July 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A peaceful rally is being planned in support of the Christian family whose 7 children were forcefully taken from their home by the Children’s Aid Society and police on July 4 over the issue of spanking. The rally is to start at 9 a.m. on Thursday July 26, at 9 am outside the courthouse in St. Thomas, Ontario where a hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30. The earlier reported court date of August 9th has been canceled. The Church of God, has stressed that the rally be PEACEFUL and has asked participants […]
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KYOTO DEAL REACHED AS 180 COUNTRIES AGREE TO LAUNCH CONTROVERSIAL EMISSIONS TREATY

Chretien predicts Canadian ratification next year OTTAWA, July 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Kyoto treaty, a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions and based on shaky science suggesting that man-made emissions are causing global warming, is slated for implementation after a meeting of 180 countries agreed to move forward yesterday. Following the agreement Prime Minister Jean Chretien issued a statement saying he is confident that Canada will ratify the treaty next year after consultations with the provinces and Canadians. During marathon talks in Bonn, Germany the 180 nations agreed, after concessions were made to lessen the severity of the global […]
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