AUCKLAND, NZ, Aug 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – New Zealand’s Abortion Supervisory Committee reported yesterday that 16,103 abortions were performed last year – an increase of 602 from 1999. The report notes that the number of women having repeat abortions – using abortion as a form of both control – is very high. Almost 300 women recorded their fourth termination and 78 women went ahead with their fifth, said the report. For more see the NZHerald at: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=203304&thesection=news&thesubsection=general
TOKYO, Aug 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A Japanese Cabinet panel on science and technology approved guidelines for destructive research using human embryos today. While the law bans human cloning, the approved guidelines would allow scientists to use human embryos created in fertility treatments for experimentation. Final approval for the guidelines is expected later this month with government spokesmen saying that the controversial research could begin by the end of the year.
AYLMER, ON, Aug 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The case of the Aylmer couple who had their 7 children removed from their home by child welfare authorities for refusing to promise never to spank them with a switch is set to be heard by a government committee. The Canadian Press reports today that the couple’s church pastor, Rev. Henry Hildebrandt is going to appear before a provincial government committee to discuss the spanking law. Rev. Hildebrandt, accompanied by Jack Baribeau, president of Citizen Impact Canada, a lobby group dedicated to the preservation of Christian principles in Canadian society, will present the […]
WASHINGTON, Aug 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Late yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives approved, 265-162, a bill to prohibit the creation of human embryos by cloning. The bill makes human cloning a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison and, for those caught cloning for commercial purposes, a fine of at least $1 million. The bill passed with strong bipartisan support: 63 Democrats joined 200 Republicans and 2 independents to back the bill. A similar bill is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Human Cloning Prohibition Act (H.R. 2505) was sponsored by Rep. Dave Weldon (R-Fl.) […]