VATICAN CARDINAL SLAMS UN CLAIMS TO SPEAK FOR OPPRESSED WHILE IGNORING UNBORN

UN Special Session on Children Begins   UNITED NATIONS, May 8, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Special Session on Children of the General Assembly of the United Nations opened today.  In Rome, Pope John Paul noted the importance of the meeting asking “everyone to pray for a positive result” in that all social activity involving children “may be inspired by an authentic promotion of the human family and by a full respect for their fundamental rights.” Addressing an interfaith meeting on the special session yesterday, Cardinal Alfonso L√≥pez Trujillo, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, pointed out while various […]
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RELIGIOUS LEADERS FROM LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE TRADITIONS UNITE AGAINST CLONING Church leaders from the full spectrum of American church traditions including Roman Catholic, Baptist, Charismatic, Congregationalist, Episcopal, Evangelical, Lutheran, Methodist, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Reformed, as well as religious bio-ethicists and disabled and minority clergy, held a news conference today calling for U.S. Senate action on the Brownback-Landrieu anti-cloning bill.  https://library.northernlight.com/FE20020506520000241.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0   HAWAII GOP REMOVE PRO-ABORTION STAND FROM THEIR PLATFORM   https://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2002/May/06/ln/ln08a.html
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ANGELA BISSONNETTE UPDATE Today is Day +11 from the Bone Marrow Transplant, and for the past 10 days Angela has been doing wonderfully. Now however, she is again having a hard time. Most of her hair has fallen out and what remains will be gone in a day or two. Angela has developed Graft Vs Host Disease (GVHD) today. Her own bone marrow was eradicated by the chemo and then replaced in the transplant by her sister Marie Claire’s bone marrow. Though the two were a perfect tissue match they are not genetically identical and so the imported bone marrow […]
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SHAREHOLDERS URGE BILLIONAIRE TO STOP BANKROLLING ABORTION AND POPULATION CONTROL

NEW YORK, May 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Population Research Institute’s Steven Mosher has introduced a shareholder’s motion to prevent investment firm Berkshire-Hathaway’s chair Warren Buffett from donating investors’ money to pro-abortion and population control causes.  Mosher argues that Buffett’s multi-million dollar donations to causes such as the production of RU-486, Planned Parenthood, and the misleadingly-named Catholics for a Free Choice, have attracted boycotts from pro-life consumers, and in the long run will contribute to reducing the number of potential consumers of Berkshire-Hathaway products.  While Mosher is pro-life, he urged all Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders to support his motion, calling for the […]
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DOCTORS SUGGEST LIPOSUCTION PATIENTS BANK FAT FOR STEM CELLS

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A plastic surgeon is urging liposuction patients to store their fat since it is “rich in stem cells.”  Dr. Peter Fodor, a plastic surgeon at Century City Hospital near Los Angeles presented his latest research last Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas. Fodor compared the stem cell supply in fat to that in bone marrow noting that every 100 cubic centimeters of bone marrow yields up to 10,000 stem cells, but the same amount of fat contains a million stem cells.  Reuters Health […]
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TD CANADA TRUST BANK AWARDS $50,000 TO STUDENT FOR HOMOSEXUAL CLUB

OTTAWA, May 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – TD Canada Trust, one of the largest banks in Canada, has awarded 20 young Canadians some of the largest scholarships seen in Canada with students receiving awards worth up to $50,000.  The awards were presented for ‘Outstanding Community Leadership’ in a ceremony on Parliament Hill today hosted by Ed Clark, President & COO, TD Bank Financial Group.  One of the awards went to Olivier Poulin of L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC, for “organizing a gay, lesbian and bisexual support and education group at his CEGEP” (CEGEP is a pre-university school for 17-18 year olds).  The event marks […]
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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CAN’T BAN HOMOSEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, LAWYERS ARGUE

TORONTO, May 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Lawyers for Oshawa high school student Marc Hall argued on Monday that constitutional protections for Ontario’s Catholic schools are outdated and do not allow schools to prohibit homosexual behaviour at school events.  Hall’s lawyer David Corbett said that the Durham Catholic District School Board’s decision to forbid Hall from attending this Friday’s school prom with his 21-year old male boyfriend was worse than “intolerant hatred by an individual because it carries with it the whole weight of institutional authority.”  Corbett argued that, despite constitutional guarantees given to Catholics in 1867, “A lot of things […]
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STEM CELL RESEARCHER ADMITS CLONING CREATES A HUMAN “EMBRYO”

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Dr. John Gearhart of Johns Hopkins University, one of the discoverers of human embryonic stem cells, told the President’s Council on Bioethics on April 25, 2002, that he thinks the product of cloning is and should be called an “embryo.” Gearhart, a major proponent of research on human embryos, admits this fact in government transcripts which are available online. He said: “I know that you are grappling with this [question of whether a cloned embryo created in the lab is the same thing as an embryo produced by egg and sperm, and whether we […]
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ONTARIO CATHOLIC TEACHERS UNION TO INTERVENE ON SIDE OF OSHAWA GAY STUDENT

OSHAWA, Ontario, May 6, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The National Post on Saturday confirmed rumours heard earlier by LifeSiteNews that the Ontario Catholic Teachers Union (OECTA) would intervene in the lawsuit by the 17-year-old Oshawa student who wants to take a male date to his Catholic high school’s prom. The Post reports that OECTA President Cathy McVean says that the union is not supporting either side but will instead address fundamental questions raised by the case. The association’s lawyer, Paul Cavalluzzo, made it plainer that the union is unconvincingly a neutral intervenor in the case in which a faithful Catholic teacher’s […]
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REPORT ALLEGES SEX-FOR-FOOD BRIBERY BY WEST AFRICA AID WORKERS

Once again the UN has decided to hide behind the veil of secrecy   WEST AFRICA, May 6, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A report published last month by the UNHCR and Save the Children revealed a serious problem in west Africa regarding primarily male aid workers using food and other aid to bribe primarily female child refugees for sex. The report “has shocked the humanitarian relief world, forcing agencies to act to root out abuse and safeguard their reputation as protectors of the vulnerable,’ reports the African news agency AllAfrica today. “Payment for sex was often as little as a few […]
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