LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

A U.S. federal judge has upheld Florida’s law barring homosexuals from adopting children, supporting the state’s claim that it has a legitimate interest in placing adopted children in “married homes.” https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010831/676702.html On the eve of National Pregnancy Week in Britain, two new risks to unborn children have been reported. For a study on how a mother’s anxiety can increase the risk of having a hyperactive child please see:  https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1517000/1517520.stm Herbal remedies containing colchicine, possibly found in ginkgo biloba, could cause birth defects. For more information please see:  https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010831/676842.html The London High Court has granted permission for a judicial review of […]
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ABORTED TISSUE RESEARCHER’S HOME PICKETED

SEATTLE, August 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The head of the University of Washington’s Birth Defects Research Laboratory had his home picketed this month by prolife activists. Alan Fantel, who runs the nation’s largest provider of fetal tissue for federally funded research, expressed dismay at the actions aimed against him. “We’ve been doing what we’ve been doing calmly and quietly for 30 years,” he said. What Fantel and his four colleagues do is make almost daily visits to Seattle-area clinics and hospitals that perform abortions to collect aborted baby parts. They then sift through the childâs remains to identify the needed […]
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JUDGE ORDERS WOMAN NOT TO HAVE MORE CHILDREN

ELLSWORTH, WI, August 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A U.S. Circuit Court judge has ordered a 26-year-old woman, convicted for her part in the dehydration death of her infant daughter, not to have any further children. The woman was sentenced to 10 years’ probation and one year in jail, and told she could face more jail time if she had another child without permission from the court or her probation officer. Wisconsin American Civil Liberties Union executive director Chris Ahmuty criticized the restriction, saying bearing children is a fundamental right. A recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision said that a man who […]
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INDIA TO DISTRIBUTE TELEVISIONS TO STOP PROCREATION

NEW DELHI, August 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Indian government is planning to put televisions in community halls of high population growth states to distract the rural population from procreating. The plan is also aimed at exposing the public to the government’s family planning media campaigns. Indiaâs family planning budget grew by 20% this year to almost US $2-billion. The Indian government is aiming to reduce the country’s overall population growth to just 1% by 2010, the same growth rate as that of China. Canada, meanwhile, is facing a serious labour shortage in the near future. “A general labour shortage […]
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ABORTIONIST OFFERS BAPTISMAL CEREMONIES FOR ABORTED BABIES

WICHITA, KA, August 31, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A mother who aborted her seven-and-a-half month old unborn child has testified that following the procedure she and her husband took part in a baptismal ceremony offered by the abortion clinic. Women’s Health Care Services, run by abortionist George Tiller, promotes a “remembrance ceremony” as an additional service to late-term abortion customers. With the dead, aborted baby the clinic offers “baptism of your baby, with or without a certificate,”“certificate of premature miscarriage,” and “footprints and handprints of your baby.” Referring to the aborted child, the clinicâs advertising says, “We are grateful to allow […]
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BUSH CONDEMNED / PARDONED ON STEM CELL DECISION

DALLAS, August 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – U.S. President George W. Bush's compromise in allowing limited federal funding of embryo stem cell research continues to draw mixed reaction from moral conservatives. Former GOP presidential candidate Alan Keyes, speaking at a Republican supporter convention in Dallas-Fort Worth, referred to Bush as an “evil” leader who allows politics to determine policy. “I cannot support leadership that sits in the backroom trying to figure out how much harm can be done without opposition,” said Keyes. Alternately, Mr. William McGurn, chief editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal online, questioned whether it is hypocritical to […]
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A Canadian-developed website for young women facing an unexpected pregnancy, sponsored by Oregon Right to Life, has become a popular pro-life presence on the Internet, logging over 1200 hits a day with an average viewing time of 10 minutes.  https://standupgirl.com
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EMBRYO EXPERIMENTATION COULD BECOME A NEW FORM OF SLAVERY SAYS VATICAN

VATICAN CITY, August 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Experimentation on human embryos could lead to a new type of slavery by creating a “sub-category” of human beings: unborn children manipulated to serve the purposes of others, the Vatican warned yesterday. The statement was part of a document released by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for the 8-day U.N. conference on racism that starts Friday in South Africa. The document said “the unborn child as the subject of experimentation and technological intervention” is part of “new and dramatic forms of discrimination,” including artificial procreation, the use of “superfluous” embryos and […]
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LESBIANS GRANTED PARENTAL RIGHTS ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES

VANCOUVER, B.C. August 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruling has granted both parties in a lesbian relationship the legal right to register as parents on a childâs birth certificate. The Tribunal decided that when a woman has a child using sperm from an anonymous donor, her lesbian partner may also register as a parent. Previous to the ruling, the non-birth partner had to adopt the child before she could become the child’s legal parent, whereas heterosexual couples who had a child together using an anonymous sperm donor could both be registered as parents on the […]
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PATIENT’S PERSEVERANCE CONVERTS ABORTIONIST

MISSOURI, August 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Dr. Anthony Levatino says it was the tremendous perseverance and faith of one of his patients over the course of eight years that helped him to stop performing abortions. Speaking at a Missouri Vitae (Life) Society dinner, Levatino told how one patient, a woman named Susan, would visit his practice every year for a physical and annual exam and then deliver the message that Jesus loved him and that performing abortions wasn’t part of God’s plan for his life. Levatino related that he always tried to ignore his patient’s words, but that after the […]
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