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SENATE TO VOTE ON TEMPORARY HUMAN CLONING BAN MONDAY https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011130/pl/energy_cloning_3.html PRO-LIFE NURSE LOOKING FOR HELP WRITING BOOK Brenda Pratt Shafer RNN, “The Nurse” that witnessed the partial birth abortion procedure is writing a book titled, “What the Nurse Saw and Heard”. She wishes to include stories from other people who have dealt with abortion in her book. For more info see:  https://www.whatthenursesaw.com
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POPE ENCOURAGES SCHOOL CHOICE FOR PARENTS

VATICAN, Nov 29, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) – On Thursday, Pope John Paul II received the presidents of the Italian regions and autonomous provinces. The pope requested the regional and provincial presidents pay close attention to families and education. On this last point, he particularly invited them “to guarantee the freedom of educational choice for families” which wish to choose between the public and private schools. See the pope’s full speech (in Italian only) at:  https://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/speeches/2001/november/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_20011129_province-autonome_it.html
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DEFENDING MARRIAGE INCITES HATRED, SAYS CANADIAN SENATOR

OTTAWA, November 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In comments made in the Senate on November 22, British Columbia Senator Mobina Jaffer said defending the existing definition of marriage is tantamount to “giving comfort to those who hate.” Focus on the Family reported that Jaffer’s comments came in a debate around a bill seeking to affirm in law that marriage is exclusively “between a man and a woman,” introduced last January by Senator Anne Cools. Jaffer said speeches in favour of traditional marriage left her “dumbfounded” especially following the recent murder of Aaron Webster, a homosexual man who was viciously beaten to […]
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BRITAIN PASSES BAN ON REPRODUCTIVE CLONING

LONDON, November 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Human Reproductive Cloning Bill cleared the House of Commons Thursday only days after passing the House of Lords Monday. The ban on human reproductive cloning has been criticized since it does nothing to prevent human cloning but merely ensures that cloned human beings are killed before birth. See related LifeSite coverage:  EMERGENCY UK CLONING LEGISLATION CASTIGATED BY ARCHBISHOP OF WESTMINSTER https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2001/nov/011123.html#2 See the AP coverage from the Washington Post:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37621-2001Nov30.html
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BUSH ORDERS PROBE INTO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

Fertility Clinic Authority Expresses Concern WASHINGTON, November 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – President George W. Bush ordered an investigation into “assisted reproduction”, referring mainly to in vitro fertilization (IVF), Wednesday as he inaugurated the President's Council on Bioethics. In announcing the creation of the council in August Bush empowered the panel to study and make recommendations on embryonic stem cells, cloning, euthanasia and assisted reproduction. The news rattled the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), which has touted the wonders of IVF since the early 1980s without revealing its disastrous toll on human life. The Associated Press reports that ASRM has […]
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ONTARIO TORY LEADERSHIP CANDIDATE FLAHERTY DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM PRO-LIFERS

TORONTO, November 30, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, the only one of the current 5 candidates for Leader who calls himself “pro-life” was interviewed yesterday by the Toronto Star (all other candidates called themselves “pro-choice” other than Health Minister Tony Clement who rated himself a “6 or 7 out of 10” on the pro-life side of the scale). Pro-life leaders found Flaherty’s comments puzzling. Asked about abortion in Ontario Flaherty responded, “I would not interfere with the status quo in Ontario.” He said, “Ontario does provides funding of abortion services, some in hospitals and some in clinics, and […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

CANADA APPROVES NEW PERMANENT CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICE Conceptus Inc. announced that it has won approval to market its selective tubal occlusion procedure in Canada. The permanent contraceptive procedure, called Essure, is based upon the process of tubal ligation; it uses a 1.6-inch metal coil that is inserted into the fallopian tubes which irreversibly destroys their natural function after 3 months. The procedure is performed in 15-30 minutes.  https://ca.news.yahoo.com/011127/5/ev1q.html A SYPHILIS EPIDEMIC HAS BEEN LINKED TO HIGH-RISK HOMOSEXUAL SEX https://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/1233283p-1301723c.html AUSTRALIAN MOTHER ABORTS ONE IVF TWIN DUE TO “PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS”  https://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,3331701%255E661,00.html
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NOTABLE QUOTES

London free Press Columnist Herman Gooden (Nov 29) on the problems with Canadian government:  “They take prayer out of our schools and gut the history and English curricula of any lingering traces of positive Judeo-Christian influence. They set up kangaroo-court human rights tribunals which unfailingly punish politicians and citizens who refuse to perjure their Christian conscience by promoting gay rights. They publicly fund a national TV network that mocks the religious tenets held by Stockwell Day, yet never questions the pro-abortion Catholicism of Jean Chretien or Joe Clark. They forbid clergy to mention Jesus Christ or offer Christian prayers at […]
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AMENDMENTS TO ANTI-TERROR LEGISLATION ADDRESS PRO-LIFE CONCERNS

OTTAWA, November 29, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The controversial anti-terror legislation proposed by the Liberal government and amended after an outpouring of public objection passed the House of Commons yesterday. Pro-lifers’ concerns with the legislation were much abated when the government rendered its amendments. Gwen Landolt, a lawyer with REAL Women Canada, told LifeSite that the legislation’s amendments have alleviated the concerns of pro-life groups which could have been liable to prosecution under the original bill. The amendments “ensure that protest activity, whether lawful or unlawful, would not be considered a terrorist act unless it was intended to cause death, serious […]
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