BERLIN, April 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Yesterday the German parliament gave final approval to a law allowing imports of human embryo stem cells for research. The vote was 369 to 190 with nine abstentions. While existing German law forbids the use of human embryonic stem cells coming from Germany it did not explicitly forbid imports. The imports will only be allowed for embryonic stem cells produced before Jan. 1, 2002 so as to curb incentives for researchers to manufacture more stem cells.
TORONTO, April 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – CTV television, one of Canada’s largest broadcasting companies, has refused to apologize for an attack against Catholic clergy on its Mike Bullard show. Following the program’s airing April 24, the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) wrote the President of CTV’s parent company Bell Globemedia (which also owns The Globe and Mail) to demand an apology. Ed Robinson, Senior VP of Comedy and Variety Programming at CTV responded to the CCRL saying “sorry you were offended” and going on to defend the defamation of priests saying it was not intended to be taken seriously but […]
Non-Profit SPUC Punished by Court Which Ordered it to Pay Legal Costs of Government and Pharmaceutical Co. LONDON, April 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has been denied leave to appeal in its challenge to the sale of morning-after pills without a doctor’s prescription. The Court also sent an intimidating message that public interest groups should not challenge the establishment on these issues. It ordered the small non-profit SPUC to pay the substantial legal costs of the vastly wealthier government and Schering, the pills’ distributor in Britain. Last week the English high court […]
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The White House has denied allegations that they will support a move to redefine the traditional family at the United Nations. A Washington Times report Monday, noted yesterday by LifeSite, quoted an unnamed source within the Bush administration indicating that the US would support a European Union bid to recognize families “in various forms.” The pro-family lobby group Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) reports that they contacted a White House official about the report and were told the source was in error. “I am happy to say that our office now has the assurance of […]
Higher Rates of Depression Persist Over At Least Eight Years SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Agencies which assist post-abortive women have concurred with a recent study published in the January 22 edition of the British Medical Journal. The study examined a national sample of 1,086 American women who had a history of unintended first pregnancies. Depression scores revealed that women who had abortions experienced a significantly higher risk of clinical depression compared to women who delivered unintended pregnancies. Psychotherapist Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel’s Vineyard post-abortion ministries, said she has seen many women haunted by depression after […]
TORONTO, April 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Catholic Civil Rights League members witnessed two men in their mid 20’s dressed up as Catholic priests jumping around on the corner outside the CTV studios for the Mike Bullard show last night. Later last night, the episode of Open Mike with Mike Bullard used the seriously damaging Boston pedophile priest scandal and related it to the recent Vatican meeting to further shame Catholics and defame Catholic priests. The actors who were seen earlier were being used in Bullard’s words, to “scare away kids that were hanging around the building.” The two actors mocking […]
LONDON, April 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In a startling decision UK High Court Justice Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has granted a psychotic violent prisoner the right to “refuse medical treatment” for a self-inflicted wound which he hoped would kill him. The man, who can only be identified as W. told the justice by video link that he had been mutilating his own right leg since December last year in the hope that the wound would turn septic and cause his death. “I am doing this because of the conditions I am kept in. I am kept under close supervision and I […]
ROME, April 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Italian fertility doctor, Severino Antinori, told Italy state television on Wednesday that three cloned pregnancies exist in the world at the moment. “There are three pregnancies,” Antinori said in response to the question of how many cloned pregnancies existed. He said two of the three pregnancies were developing in Russia and one in an “Islamic state” and that they were six to nine weeks along.
Vatican Rep States “I don’t know what the United States is doing”. UNITED NATIONS, April 24, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Washington Times reports that United States UN representatives have agreed to back a measure brought by delegates from Switzerland and the European Union to recognize families “in various forms.” A senior official from the US Mission to the UN spoke to the Times anonymously and explained the support of the US saying, “obviously we feel this more reflects the families of today, which are headed by single parents and extended families.” However critics note that the language would almost certainly […]