AMNIOCENTESIS COULD BE USED FOR REAL LIFE-SAVING MEASURE

BOSTON, October 11, 2001 (LSN.ca) – While amniocentesis has until now been used mainly as a method to detect disorders within developing unborn children with abortion as an inviting option if a problem is detected, a new procedure has heralded hope that the procedure can be life-affirming. New Scientist magazine reports that researchers in Boston have found early-stage stem cells floating in the amniotic fluid of a pregnant woman. If scans suggest a baby may have defects, doctors could isolate cells from this fluid for later surgery. The stem cells could be grown into tissue to correct “body wall defects” […]
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BRITISH HIGH COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS IN ASSISTED SUICIDE CASE

Lawyer argues Right to Life Includes Right to Die LONDON, October 11, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Dianne Pretty, a 47-year-old British woman suffering from motor neurone disease, was in court Tuesday on the first day of a hearing about her desired assisted suicide. Pretty’s lawyer, Philip Havers, argued at the High Court that the refusal to allow her husband to assist her with suicide contravenes the Human Rights Convention by subjecting her to inhuman and degrading treatment. In a bizarre twist, Havers argued further that prohibitions against Mrs. Pretty’s assisted suicide violate her right to life under Article 2 of the […]
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EVEN CHINA BACKING AWAY FROM ABORTION PILL

BEIJING, October 11, 2001 (LSN.ca) – While Chinese manufactured abortion pills are available in the United States with FDA approval, China is backing away from all-out endorsement of the drugs. The Beijing Youth Daily reported on Wednesday that the State Drug Administration banned the sale of abortion pills at pharmacies and said Beijing drugstores had already stopped selling the drugs. Reuters reports that the newspaper quoted specialists as saying unregulated use of the abortion drug could lead to incomplete abortions, major blood loss, infections and impotence. See the Reuters report at:  https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011010/hl/suicide_1.html
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SCIENTISTS: HUMAN CLONING TO BEGIN WITHIN 3 OR 4 MONTHS

ICOSIA, October 10, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The renegade scientists who have once again announced plans to clone human beings appear to especially enjoy media attention. Reuters reported yesterday that Dr. Panayiotis Zavos and his Italian colleague, Severino Antinori announced that creation of cloned embryos will begin within months. “It is going well enough so we may attempt the first production of embryos, cloned embryos in the very near future. That is, three or four months from now,” Cyprus-born Zavos told Reuters in an interview. However, LifeSite reported Aug. 20 that Zavos announced his go ahead would begin “within 60 days.” […]
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SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CASE ON HOMOSEXUAL BOOKS IN ELEMENTARY GRADES

Case Heard Despite Missed Deadline for Appeal OTTAWA, October 10, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In an unusual move the Supreme Court of Canada has allowed an appeal to be heard despite the fact that the applicants for the appeal missed the six-month deadline to request an appeal. Homosexual activists, who lost a case to force the Surrey School Board to allow homosexual propaganda books into elementary school classrooms, were granted both an extension to appeal and the appeal by the Supreme Court. The decision to allow the appeal was made by three of the justices headed by Justice L’Heureux-Dub{197}{189}, considered by […]
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EMBRYO RESEARCH APPROVAL ORCHESTRATED VIA INTERNATIONAL BIOETHICS

Expert Dianne Irving explains why countries are approving unethical research NEW YORK, October 10, 2001 (LSN.ca) – LifeSite has been perplexed by the recent spate of approvals of unethical research on human embryos in Australia, Britain, New Zealand, India, and Japan, despite scientific evidence indicating the vast superiority of adult stem cell research. While adult stem cells have already been used to cure diseases, embryonic stem cell research involving humans has led to disastrous results. LifeSite interviewed one of the world's foremost experts in the field, Dr. Dianne Irving who provided some answers to this puzzling development. Dr. Irving, is […]
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NOTABLE QUOTES

“…a very good possibility that if we can link the world’s faith communities on foundational values we can succeed….If we don’t join together in the fight, we may lack the clout to do what needs to be done.” – U.N. pro-family lobbyist Richard Wilkins commenting on the proven power of united effort by pro-family groups of all denominations to upset seemingly overwhelming opposition at U.N. conferences. (Source – Wanderer, Sept. 27, 2001)
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

Parents in Alaska won a battle Monday to restrict a graphic sex-ed book in elementary school.  https://www.adn.com/alaska/story/716836p-757045c.html The American Family Association (AFA) says more evidence now proves to families the J.C. Penney corporation has departed from its traditional family-oriented practices. They say profits from the company are now going to help support sibling incest and graphic violence which includes murder for hire.  https://www.afa.net/activism/aa100701.asp A Miami abortion clinic is suing Florida for not covering abortion on demand with Medicaid.  https://www.sptimes.com/News/100901/news_pf/State/Challenge_to_abortion.shtml
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

The Scotsman reports that renowned German historian, Dr. Lothar Machtan says Adolf Hitler was a homosexual. In his new book, Hitler’s Secret: The Double Life of a Dictator, Dr Machtan has produced compelling evidence that Hitler’s loathing of the world was the result of his self-hatred because he was gay.  https://www.thescotsman.co.uk/world.cfm?id=114110 Hamilton Ontario area homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals want a city-supported downtown centre where they can meet and “exchange information.” The Hamilton Spectator, reported Oct. 4 that homosexual activists will discuss implementing “teaching gay issues in schools, a youth hotline for gay and lesbian teens, sensitivity training for city employees […]
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