G-20 PROTESTER OFFENDED BY DESTRUCTION OF PR0-LIFE SIGN OFFERS REIMBURSEMENT

OTTAWA, November 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Ottawa pro-life billboard that was damaged by masked individuals who were part of the G-20 protests in Ottawa last week, has been repaired. Action Life, the pro-life group which pays for the sign told LifeSite that a G-20 protester who witnessed the sign’s destruction called the pro-life group to apologize for the actions of the other demonstrators and even offered to try to raise funds to pay for the damage. Carroll Rees of Action Life, told LifeSite she was at the site Monday to note the damages for the commercial company it pays […]
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UK HOUSE OF LORDS PASSES REPRODUCTIVE CLONING BAN

LONDON, November 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The House of Lords in Britain has passed a ban on human reproductive cloning, which will do nothing to prevent human cloning but merely ensure that cloned human beings are killed before birth. In a twist of logic, Lord Hunt pointed to the US announcement of an embryo created by human cloning as an impetus to pass the legislation – legislation which would actually legally sanction the perverse experiment. Health minister Lord Hunt told peers: “These are not usual circumstances as indeed yesterday’s announcement from the USA has shown.” See related LifeSite coverage:  EMERGENCY […]
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CANADIAN JUSTICE MINISTER SEEKS TO INCLUDE HOMOSEXUALITY IN HATE CRIME LAW

A “very, very serious thing” that “could apply even to religious leaders” OTTAWA, November 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Canadian Justice Minister Anne McLellan announced a new push to include sexual orientation as a protected status in hate propaganda laws. The Toronto Sun reported last week that in response to questions by homosexual activist MP Svend Robinson McLellan promised action on the measure. McLellan said she would seek the support of provincial and territorial justice ministers when she meets with them this week. “If there is general agreement to proceed, we will do so,” she said. Similar statutes in Canadian human […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

‘PROM MOM’ WHO KILLED NEWBORN RELEASED AFTER SERVING ONLY 3 YEARS A New Jersey woman who gave birth in the bathroom at her high school prom and then killed the baby before going back to the dance floor is out of jail. Melissa Drexler, now 23, served just over three years of the 15-year prison sentence she got after pleading guilty to aggravated manslaughter in 1998.  https://foxnews.com/story/0,2933,39403,00.html The Federalist reports that Saturday, November 17, 2001, was the second annual “National Adoption Day,” when more than 1,500 children in 16 participating cities were legally adopted into their new families under streamlined […]
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CONDEMNATIONS OF HUMAN CLONING RESOUND WHILE LUNATICS BOAST

Advanced Cell Technology media strategy “nothing but hype” to raise funds WASHINGTON, November 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Following the announcement of the production of the world’s first human clones Sunday, condemnations of the practice came quickly from the US President and the Vatican and was followed by a host of other groups. Pro-life and pro-family groups heaped the act with criticism and condemnation of the move came from various religious groups as well. The Russian Orthodox Church condemned the research from Moscow saying, “We condemn therapeutic, as well as reproductive, cloning because the embryo from the moment of conception can […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

LIBERAL GOV’T SHUTS DOWN DEBATE ON ANTI-TERROR LEGISLATION Opposition MPs attacked the Liberal majority government Tuesday in the Commons for its use of closure to speed passage of a sweeping anti-terrorism bill. Liberal back-bencher, John McKay, has broken from Liberal ranks, criticizing the anti-terrorism bill as “a deal with the devil.” Peter MacKay, the Conservative House Leader, said debate on the anti-terrorism legislation is expected to end tomorrow when the bill will likely be passed by the House and sent to the Senate for final approval. “It’s completely perverse that exercising this type of power to limit debate on a […]
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HOMOSEXUALS FILE SUIT AGAINST CANADIAN GOV’T FOR RETROACTIVE BENEFITS

OTTAWA, November 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Homosexual activists have filed a $400-million lawsuit against the federal government seeking what they say are outstanding survivor benefits. Various homosexual couples are demanding that benefits granted to homosexual couples under recent legislation should be retroactive to 1985. Legislation which allowed homosexuals whose partners die to receive government benefits was restricted to those situations where one of the partners died after Jan 1, 1998. See the CBC coverage:  https://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/view?/news/2001/11/27/samesex_011127
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PRIME MINISTER SAYS HE IS AGAINST HUMAN ‘THERAPEUTIC’ CLONING

OTTAWA, November 27, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Prime Minister Jean Chretien has come out publicly against human 'therapeutic' cloning as proposed and executed by Advanced Cell Technology over the weekend. Questioned on the practice Chretien referred to the draft legislation on the subject which he claims bans human reproductive as well as therapeutic cloning. “This bill clearly indicates that the government, and I hope the House, is opposed to this practice,” Mr. Chretien said. Stockwell Day, Leader of the Opposition condemned human cloning and called on the government to fast-track a ban on the procedure. “Cloning a human embryo, creating a […]
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US COMPANY CREATES FIRST CLONED HUMAN EMBRYO

WORCESTER, MA., November 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – “The news that scientists from Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) Center in Worchester, Massachusetts have cloned a human embryo ushers in a dark era for humanity,” says Jim Hughes, National President of Campaign Life Coalition. Hughes was reacting to yesterday’s announcement by the company that they had used somatic cell nuclear transfer to create a human clone which survived until the six-cell stage before it stopped dividing. Published first in Scientific American and in the Journal of Regenerative Medicine, ACT revealed that it first found evidence of their living human clone on October 13. […]
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UK PRO-LIFE GROUP DEFIES AD BAN DESPITE POTENTIAL PENALTIES

LONDON, November 26, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) in the UK has insisted on placing newspaper advertisements which describe morning-after pills as abortion-inducing, despite a warning from advertising regulators. Donna Mitchell of the Committee for Advertising Practice warned the group that continued ads with the banned message could lead to fines and imprisonment. John Smeaton, SPUC’s national director, is prepared to go to jail rather than accede to the Advertising Standards Authority’s ruling that SPUC should change its claim so that it is presented as opinion rather than fact. Ms Mitchell told The […]
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