FOCUS ON THE FAMILY CANADA URGES ACTION ON CHILD PORN RULING

VANCOUVER, April 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Focus on the Family Canada has condemned the ruling on child pornography issued last Tuesday by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Duncan Shaw. Shaw determined that John Robin Sharpe’s fictional stories of men engaged in violent sexual acts involving boys had “some artistic merit,” and so could not be classified as child pornography. Focus on the Family Canada President Dr. Darrel Reid blasted the decision. “This ruling ought to alert the government to the clear and present danger facing our children,” Reid said. “Parliament needs to send a strong and forceful message that child […]
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ABORTED BABY PARTS MARKET FLOURISHES AS UK CO. OFFERS LIVE BRAIN CELLS

LONDON, April 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The UK-based biotechnology company CellFactors has launched sales of cells derived from the brains and spinal cords of aborted babies. The company is claiming that its “immortalised neural cell lines” can replicate indefinitely. The company’s release notes that their “neural cell lines, probably the most accurate in vitro representation of human brain and spinal tissue ever available for research, are already attracting interest from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies around the world.” See the coverage in the Financial Times and the company’s release:  https://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3JPCW3KZC&live=true&tagid=ZZZPB7GUA0C&subheading=UK https://bull-media.hostinguk.com/clients/cellfactors/htdocs/shownews.asp?objectID=137
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UK PARLIAMENTARIANS URGE BUSH TO BLOCK UNFPA FUNDING

LONDON, April 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Members of both houses of the UK parliament and from all the major parties have written to US President Bush urging him to block further American funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children in the UK reports that separate letters, one signed by members of the House of Commons and the other by members of the House of Lords, pointed out that the UNFPA has funded, supported, praised and defended China’s coercive population control policy, which entails forced abortions and infanticide. The letters noted that […]
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PRO-ABORTION EUROPEAN DELEGATIONS DEFEND UNFPA AT UN MEETING

UNITED NATIONS, April 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A cohort of strongly pro-abortion European delegates used their statements at the United Nations April 2 session of the Commission on Population and Development to speak in support of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). ln response to evidence showing UNFPA’s support for China’s coercive abortion regime the United States has suspended support to the UN organization. Samantha Singson, a UN pro-life lobbyist affiliated with Campaign Life Coalition and reporting on the scene for LifeSite said that a Belgium representative began the litany of virtually identical statements from each of the nations supporting UNFPA. […]
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US REP AT UNITED NATIONS MEETING SPEAKS AGAINST PROMOTION OF ABORTION

Statement also supported abstinence and families UNITED NATIONS, April 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Speaking on the first day of meetings at the United Nations session of the Commission on Population and Development, a United States delegate spoke against promotion of abortion. On April 1 Sichan Siv said the United States did not accept the use of the term “reproductive health services”, because it could be interpreted to include promoting the legalization or expansion of legal abortion services. According to a UN report on the meeting Siv said: “it was important to focus on sound, evidence-based strategies to improve the lives […]
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US NEWS ROUNDUP

CALIFORNIA GOV. ORDERS HMO’s TO COVER ABORTIFACIENT MORNING AFTER PILLS On Wednesday California Gov. Gray Davis said that he is ordering all HMOs to cover the abortifacients. “I am directing all HMOs in California to provide coverage for emergency contraception,” Davis said. “A women’s right to choose must never be held up by red tape.”  https://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=search&StoryID=754999
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

LAW ALLOWING EUTHANASIA TAKES EFFECT IN NETHERLANDS https://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=search&StoryID=759426 STRAHL TORY-ALLIANCE UNITY PLAN: ‘DON’T CHALLENGE ALREADY-HELD SEATS’ https://www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=  Article&cid=1017442900524&call_page=TS_Canada&call_pageid=968332188774&call_pagepath=News /Canada&pubid=968163964505&StarSource=email RESULTS OF CANADIAN ALLIANCE NATIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS https://www.canadianalliance.ca/youralliance/nation_council/elections.html LARGE NUMBERS OF CHINESE STUDENTS GETTING ABORTIONS IN NEW ZEALAND Chinese parents are being warned not to send their children to New Zealand to study after revelations that up to 25 young Asian students a week are seeking abortions.  https://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,1152943a10,FF.html
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EASTER 2002 REMARKS BY US PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH

Presidential Remarks on Easter, 2002 convey surprisingly strong spiritual message I send greetings to everyone observing Easter this year. During this joyful season of new life and renewal, Christians around the world celebrate the central event of their faith—the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe is the Messiah, the Son of God. The life and teachings of Jesus have inspired people throughout the ages to strive for a better world and a more meaningful life. Jesus’ death stands out in history as the perfect example of unconditional love. The four Gospels of the Christian Bible recount Jesus’ amazing life, […]
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NORTH DAKOTA JUDGE DENIES WOMEN INFORMED CONSENT ON ABC LINK

FARGO, ND, April 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – An international women’s group today condemned the decision of North Dakota state court Judge Michael McGuire to deny life-saving medical information to abortion-bound women. In a lawsuit filed by Amy Jo Kjolsrud against the Fargo based Red River Women’s Clinic, McGuire ruled in favor of the clinic, which in 1999, when the suit was filed, was distributing a pamphlet claiming that there was no medical research associating abortion with breast cancer. Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, said “Judge McGuire’s decision denies women the right to informed consent. Women have […]
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CANADIAN RESEARCHES ACHIEVE MASS-PRODUCTION OF ADULT STEM CELLS

VANCOUVER, April 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Canadian researchers appear to have solved a persistent problem with research involving adult stem cells taken from blood. Due to the rarity in blood of hematopoietic stem cells many researchers believed their value to be limited. However, University of British Columbia professor Keith Humphries and his colleagues were able to get the stem cells to reproduce by inserting a gene called HOXB4. “We're getting 40- to 100-fold increases,” said Dr. Humphries who leads his team at the BC Cancer Agency which announced the findings today. The National Post reports that the researchers pointed to […]
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