CLONING FEARS HEIGHTENED AS FIRST CLONED SHEEP HAS ARTHRITIS

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, January 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Dolly, the cloned sheep which gave the world its introduction to a completed cloning, has developed arthritis at only five and a half years old. Professor Ian Wilmut, a member of the team at the Roslin Institute which created Dolly, could not rule out that the condition may be related to genetic defects caused by cloning. But Wilmut promotes the continuation of cloning research. Meanwhile, animal welfare groups have protested that cloning is irreversibly fraught with abnormality. Joyce D’Silva, director of Compassion in World Farming, told the BBC “I think of the hundreds […]
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FRENCH DOCTORS REFUSE ULTRASOUND SCANS CITING LIABILITY

PARIS, January 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Court cases in France which have held doctors responsible for failing to detect disabilities in unborn children and thus have them aborted have caused doctors to refuse to offer ultrasound scans to newly pregnant mothers. The BBC reports that doctors argue that scan results provide far from accurate diagnoses. A French journalist told the BBC that the government has promised legislation on the matter to protect doctors. In various cases ruled on by the country’s highest court, parents of disabled children and even the disabled children themselves have been awarded large sums of money […]
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BC COUPLE MURDER DISABLED SON AND COMMIT SUICIDE

VANCOUVER, January 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A BC couple has been found dead along with their disabled son in an apparent murder suicide. Maurice and Belva Baulne who were in their 50’s and their mentally disabled adult son, Reece, aged 34, were found in a motorhome parked outside their house with a hose hooked up from the vehicle’s exhaust which caused carbon monoxide poisoning. A note to family and friends explained their despair and concerns that their declining health would leave them unable to care for their son. The couple refused to place their son in a home. According to […]
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PASTOR: NATIONAL POST REFUSED RELIGIOUS AD ACCEPTED BY GLOBE AND MAIL

TORONTO, January 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Evangelical Pastor Ken Campbell is seriously considering a lawsuit against the National Post newspaper after the paper reneged on an arrangement to publish a full-page religious ad after the paper switched publishers. Campbell told LifeSite that the Post had agreed in November to publish the ad on December 15 but when the ad was in camera-ready format for the Post and the $36,000 (plus taxes) was ready to be paid the Post called December 14 to say they would not be running the ad. Rev. Campbell called on David Swail, Senior Vice President and […]
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PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT BANS MORNING-AFTER PILL BECAUSE IT CAUSES ABORTION

New Pressure from International De-Population Forces Highly Likely MANILA, January 4, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Bureau of Food and Drugs of the Philippines recently de-listed the so-called morning-after pill, Levonorgestrel (750 mcg.) from its Registry of Drug Products and directed the recall of all existing stocks in the country after finding that it is an abortive drug. Bureau Circular No. 18 issued on December 7 cancelled the certificate of registration for the drug, marketed in the Philippines as an “emergency contraceptive” under the brand name Postinor by its local licensee, Schwarz Pharma. The drug is manufactured in Hungary by Gedeon-Richter. […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

DELAY OF CHILDREN BAD FOR MEN AS SPERM ABNORMALITIES INCREASE A Brazilian study published in the journal of Fertility and Sterility has shown that chromosome abnormalities in sperm increase with age. The researchers found men in their 60s and 70s have a greater number of chromosome abnormalities in their sperm compared with those in their 20s and 30s.  https://www.reutershealth.com/archive/2001/12/27/eline/links/20011227elin005.html BILL TO ALLOW DIVORCE BEFORE THE SENATE IN CHILE The bill is causing major debate in the Catholic country where the Church has denounced the legislation. ‘‘It’s divorce now, it will be abortion next, and then probably marriages among homosexuals,’’ warned […]
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AUSTRALIAN ABORTION BREAST CANCER SUIT SETTLEMENT REVEALED

TASMANIA, January 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – During the debate after which Australian legislators in Tasmania voted in favour of permitting more abortions, it was revealed that a woman who underwent an abortion was awarded a settlement since she was not informed that abortion is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. RFM News reports that the plaintiff’s attorney in the lawsuit, Charles Francis, Queen’s Counsel, had cautioned the parliamentarians about the possibility of increased litigation against abortion providers which might occur as a result of expanding abortion rights. “In Victoria, civil claims for negligence from women suing their abortionists […]
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FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BUCHANAN DECLARES DEATH OF THE WEST

NEW YORK, January 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A new book by former US Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan uses accurate United Nations population statistics to show that the US will be a Third World nation by the year 2050. A sneak preview of the book, to be launched Friday, the same day as an interview with Buchanan on NBC’s Today show, was available from Matt Drudge. Buchanan predicts Europe will be inundated by an Islamic-Arab-African invasion and most First World nations, including Japan, will have begun slowly to vanish from the earth. Regarding population Buchanan makes the following analyses: – By […]
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HUMAN RIGHTS TRIAL AGAINST CHRISTIAN PASTOR OVER HOMOSEXUAL AD ENDS AMICABLY

VANCOUVER, January 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A Human Rights Tribunal hearing over an Evangelical Pastor’s ad on homosexuality ended December 21, with the complainant shaking hands with the pastor. Reverend Ken Campbell, a frequent speaker at pro-life events, was taken before the tribunal to answer to charges that a 1998 ad he had published in a National newspaper was offensive to a practicing homosexual who complained to the BC Human Rights Commission. Representing himself, to avoid the approximate $150,000 cost of legal representation, Campbell argued that his authority for preaching against homosexual conduct was the Bible. During the trial Rev. […]
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SOCIETY OF OB/GYN TAKING LAW INTO OWN HANDS ON ABORTIFACIENT PILLS

Possible serious side-effects of the pills being ignored OTTAWA, January 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Globe and Mail reports today that the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada is urging Canadian doctors to “skirt federal rules” by handing out “just-in-case” prescriptions for the abortifacient morning-after pill. Only in British Columbia and Quebec, where provincial laws have been changed to allow pharmacists to dispense the drug, can women buy it directly, however some doctors are circumventing laws in other provinces with the advance prescriptions. Spokesmen for the Ontario Medical Association and the Society unapologetically admitted to the practice. “Lots of […]
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