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SENATOR STROM THURMOND SUPPORTS CLONING RESEARCH CNN reported Friday that “Sen. Strom Thurmond became the second Republican opponent of abortion rights this week to split with the Bush administration, signing onto a bill that would ban most human cloning but allow an exception for research purposes. The 99-year-old senator followed the lead of conservative Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who threw his support behind the legislation earlier this week.”  https://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/05/03/thurmond.cloning/index.html   HIDE THE CHILDREN The latest syndicated columns by conservative columnist and TV commentator Bill O’Reilly and Dr. Laura Schlessinger discuss some of the risks to children in today’s […]
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PART ONE OF WORLDNETDAILY’S KOPP REPORT TODAY Today is the first installment of WorldNetDaily’s investigative report of a possible conspiracy in the prosecution of James Kopp for the killing of abortionist Bernard Slepian.  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27494   INDIA EXPANDS BATTLE AGAINST SEX SELECTION INFANITICIDE India’s ongoing battle against sex selection infanticide has expanded, according to the Times of India. An article today reports that, “the scope of the law for checking tests which determine the sex of a foetus is being expanded to cover pre-conception sex selection techniques, being practised under the cover of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques at centres almost all […]
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PREGNANCY CENTRE BEING SUED BY CLIENT

MILWAUKEE, May 6, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A pregnant Milwaukee woman counseled by a Wisconsin pregnancy center is suing the pro-life agency, alleging maltreatment. Her suit claims that she suffered emotional and physical injuries after visiting the Pregnancy Help Center of Milwaukee on June 15, 2000. She is taking offence to having been shown the truth about abortion, what she describes as “graphically depicted dead and disfigured babies, abortions and babies’ parts.” She also says she was told she had “the devil inside her” and was a “sinner,” adding that the counselor scratched her chest, pulled her hair and held down […]
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PRO-FAMILY LEADERS IMPLORE UN TO AFFIRM MARRIAGE AND PROMOTE ABSTINENCE

Ugandan abstinence program has reduced new HIV infection rate by astonishing two-thirds from 1995 to 2000   NEW YORK, May 6, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The May 5 Washington Times reported on the efforts of 300 pro-family organization leaders at the New York World Congress of Families to influence delegates to the UN General Assembly’s Special Session on Children, which begins Wednesday.  Janet K. Museveni, the wife of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, said the UN should be promoting sexual abstinence to attack the African HIV and AIDS “pandemic” instead of providing millions of condoms to sexually active African youth and adults. […]
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AGREEMENT UNLIKELY AT UN CHILD RIGHTS CONFERENCE

UNITED NATIONS, May 6, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Delegates to the United Nations are still discussing ways to improve the international organization’s position on children’s rights and to strengthen its ability to enforce its philosophy. It is the final preparatory session for the three-day World Summit on Children that begins this Wednesday. Negotiations were originally expected to conclude last Thursday but are unlikely to be resolved even by Wednesday’s Summit start. The UN likes to put a positive face on all its negotiations, but battle lines have already been drawn between pro-family forces and delegates whose priorities are “reproductive health” (or […]
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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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CANADA EXPECTED TO SANCTION STEM CELL RESEARCH IN NEW BILL

MP Committees feel “they are totally irrelevant…make work projects” OTTAWA, May 6, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The federal Liberals have confirmed their intention to introduce a bill governing reproductive technologies on time this Friday. Insiders have revealed that the legislation will take a more liberal approach to regulating reproductive technologies than was recommended by the Parliamentary health committee that studied the issue a few months ago, reported Canada’s major news outlets today. Critics, including Liberal backbenchers, have expressed their hope that this will not be the case, objecting to the irrelevancy of their committee work and warning against vigorous opposition to […]
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THE STRAIGHT STORY –  Crusty, 73 year old Alvin Straight, played by deceased Canadian actor Richard Farnsworth (Anne of Green Gables), decides he must visit his sick, estranged brother. He drives his old, ride-on lawnmower several hundred miles through the countryside to his brother’s home. A very different movie based on a true story. Children and young adults will find this one far too slow. Mature, not meaning just old, adults will savour the beauty, peace and handling of difficult life realities in the movie and its lessons in charity, understanding and especially forgiveness. Some mild profanity.  SERGEANT YORK – […]
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DEAD BABY FOUND IN HIGH SCHOOL TOILET A dead baby was found in a toilet in Roseville High School in Michigan yesterday by a janitor called to unclog the utility. “The Macomb County medical examiner said that the fetus was an unborn male, and had been dead for as long as a week,” reports the Yahoo news service today. “The fetus had developed approximately five months.” The mother’s identity is not yet known.  https://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wdiv/20020502/lo/1182553_1.html   LAST-MINUTE VICTORY IN HAWAII OVER EUTHANASIA BATTLE A bill to legalize assisted suicide in Hawaii was unexpectedly defeated yesterday in the state Senate by a […]
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BUSH ADMINISTRATION FIGHTS FOR LIFE AT UN CONFERENCE The Bush Administration is receiving high praises from pro-lifers at the UN for its resilience against pro-abortion and anti-family campaigners from other countries. The final preparatory meetings for the Special Session of the General Assembly on Children have been taking place this past week in New York. The Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute issued a statement today praising the work of the American delegation. “The US is doing a brilliant job,” says Peter Smith, the UN representative of International Right to Life.  PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR ABORTION-ON-DEMAND IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA Abortion is […]
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