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WISCONSIN SENATE PASSES BILL ALLOWING THERAPEUTIC CLONING https://www.pioneerplanet.com/news/wis_docs/234274.htm CLONING DEBATE CONTINUES TO RAGE IN FEDERAL SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33787-2002Jan24.html US ABORTION ACTIVISTS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN AGAINST PRO-LIFE JUDICIAL NOMINEES https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=Politicsarchive
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LONG-TIME CLC ACTIVIST AND STAFFER CARL SCHARFE DIES

TORONTO, January 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Long-time Campaign Life Coalition activist and staffer Carl Scharfe passed away this morning after a four month battle with cancer. Funeral and related information will be made available from Campaign Life Coalition 1-800-730-5358. CLC National President Jim Hughes said Carl would be missed. Carl was a man “very strong in his opinions who faced death with courage and faith,” said Mr. Hughes. “Even in disagreements there were never any grudges, he knew the life issues inside out and could smell a compromise a mile away.” On behalf of the pro-life movement, Mr. Hughes extended […]
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GERMAN CATHOLIC AND EVANGELICAL LEADERS URGE POLITICIANS TO RETAIN EMBRYO RESEARCH BAN

BERLIN, January 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Cardinal Karl Lehmann, president of the German Catholic Bishops Conference, and Manfred Kock, president of the Council of Evangelical Churches, joined together in writing an open letter opposing scientific research with embryonic stem cells. The letter was followed by a release from the Permanent Council of the Catholic Conference calling on politicians to vote in defense of life next week, as the German Parliament considers allowing the importation of human embryos for experimentation. Zenit reports that the bishop’s document said, “The importation of embryonic stem cells accepts, in fact, the killing of people in […]
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ACLU THREATENS LAWSUIT AGAINST FLORIDA TOWN FOR BANNING SATAN

INGLIS, Fla, January 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened a federal lawsuit against Carolyn Risher, the mayor of a small Florida town for her proclamation banning Satan within the town limits. Fox News reports that Risher, described as a devout Christian who has been mayor for nine years, wrote up an official proclamation banning Satan on Halloween and had it posted on all entrances to the town. ACLU claims it was acting on behalf of Polly Bowser, a woman in the town who was upset with the proclamation. However the woman says she is unsure […]
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CHURCH OF ENGLAND BLASTS DECEPTIVE MORNING AFTER PILL AD

Pro-Life Group Pursuing Legal Action Since Pills Cause Abortions LONDON, January 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The first ad in Britain for the abortifacient morning-after pill has been slammed by the Church of England and pro-life groups. The ad, featured in women’s and teen magazines reads: “Split Condom. Oops. Emergency Contraception!!! Quick. Pharmacy. Buy Levonelle . . . Phew.” Steve Jenkins, spokesman for the Church of England, said: “It’s not contraception, because conception has already taken place. It’s actually nearer to abortion. It would be better if the need to take it did not arise – in other words, don’t get […]
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ABLONCZY’S WISHY-WASHY ‘PRO-LIFE’ STAND

OTTAWA, January 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – With all the Canadian Alliance leadership hopefuls calling themselves “pro-life,” the pro-life movement will be called on to clarify fact from fiction. The February Interim, released today, points out that while Stockwell Day and Grant Hill’s pro-life convictions are well known Stephen Harper also has recently begun to make positive overtures towards the pro-life movement. Dianne Ablonczy, however, seems to show confusion between being pro-life and pro-choice. On Global National news last Sunday, Ablonczy claimed to be personally, “more on the pro life end of the spectrum,” going so far as to say that […]
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SUPREME COURT OF CANADA MAKES RULING RELATED TO ‘WRONGFUL BIRTH’ CASE

OTTAWA, January 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Canadian Supreme Court ruled yesterday in what is believed to be the first time a case involving ‘wrongful birth’ has hit the high court. The nine justices ruled unanimously that the adult care of a child born with Down syndrome need not be covered by a doctor who failed to encourage the woman to undergo pre-natal testing which may have identified the disorder. Pam and Murray Krangle of Maple Ridge British Columbia were demanding that Dr. Stanley Morrill continue to cover the costs of the special care needs for their 10 year old […]
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CHINESE WOMAN WHO UNDERWENT FORCED ABORTION ACCUSES UNFPA

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A woman who was forced to have an abortion before she fled China and another woman who was a former “family planning administrator” in China together accused the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) of supporting forced abortion in China, at a press conference today. The presentation comes as the Bush administration is under pressure from abortion advocates to release $34 million in funding to the UNFPA this year. Mrs. Ma Dong Fan testified that after being forced to have an abortion and given an IUD without her knowledge, she was then forced to have […]
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INTERNATIONAL HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVIST GROUP DENIED REINSTATEMENT TO UN STATUS

Canada, U.S. and Other Countries Advocate for Homosexual Group Linked to Pedophilia NEW YORK, January 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The International Gay and Lesbian Association (ILGA) was denied a recommendation for reinstatement of its consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council yesterday. The vote in the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to reject the group was 8-6 and came after a heated debate that spanned the morning and afternoon meetings. Much of the controversy in the questioning period revolved around the weakness of the organization’s condemnation of pedophilia and ties to organizations which promote it – the […]
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