US ANNOUNCES PROBE INTO UNFPA INVOLVEMENT IN CHINA’S COERCIVE ABORTION PRACTICE

Little Chance of Honest Compliance by the Communist Government with Investigation WASHINGTON, May 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The State Department announced yesterday the selection of a three-member team that will visit China this month to provide an assessment of the activities of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The release said the team will be gathering information to assist the Administration in determining whether or not the United Nations Population Fund’s China program is in violation of Kemp-Kasten Amendment which forbids US funds from supporting coercive abortion. Independent clandestine investigations have found concrete evidence of UNFPA’s involvement in coerced abortion. […]
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PRIME MINISTER SAYS NOT HAVING PRIEST SPEAK AT SEPT 11 MEMORIAL WAS HIS ‘BEST DECISION’

OTTAWA, May 2, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The National Post reports that Prime Minister Jean Chretien lectured his Liberal caucus for 10 minutes on religion yesterday saying that the “best decision” he made after Sept. 11 was not to have a priest speak at the memorial service on Parliament Hill for the victims of the terrorist attacks.  Catholic Liberal MP Dan McTeague was said to have been very offended by the remarks from the supposedly ‘Catholic’ Chretien.  He was seen by several of his colleagues challenging Mr. Chr├ętien as they left the meeting. “What’s your problem?”, said insider sources to the […]
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SUIT: HIP-HOP STAR R. KELLY FORCED TEEN INTO ABORTION https://orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/music/sns-rkelly.story?coll=orl%2Dcaltop BUSH’S NIH NOMINEE ELIAS ZERHOUNI SUPPORTS PUBLIC FUNDING FOR EMBRYONIC RESEARCH https://library.northernlight.com/EA20020501840000012.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0#doc ‘PRO-LIFE’ SENATOR ORRIN HATCH BACKS THERAPEUTIC HUMAN CLONING https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/usatoday/20020501/pl_usatoday/4073519 FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL SLAMS HATCH’S ANTI-LIFE POSITION https://www.frc.org/get/p02d12.cfm
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UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL REJECTS STATUS FOR HOMOSEXUAL GROUP

Pakistan Delegate Says “there is no place for paedophilia” at the UN UNITED NATIONS, May 1, 2002 (LSN.ca) – In a meeting yesterday, the United Nations Economic and Social Council chose not to grant consultative status to the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). The Council based its decision on the recommendation of its Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations made in January of this year. The decision not to grant consultative status to ILGA was the subject of a roll-call vote, with 29 voting in favour and 17 voting against, with Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Republic of Korea, South Africa and […]
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HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL RULING SETS PRECEDENT THREATENING FREEDOM OF PRESS

Injured feelings of “vulnerable groups” used to define discrimination, rather than intent or facts of story EDMONTON, May 1, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Edmonton-based Report Newsmagazine has lost a key media-freedom case before a tribunal of the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission. In Kane v. Alberta Report, the tribunal determines which parts of a news story are newsworthy and which are not; it “strongly suggests” that the magazine’s staff submit to human rights training by the commission; and it warns that henceforth findings of discrimination will be based on the injured feelings of “vulnerable groups,” not on the intent […]
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POSSIBLE WAY TO REPROGRAM CELLS WITHOUT ETHICAL COMPLICATIONS OF STEM CELLS

OSLO, Norway, May 1, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Researchers at the University of Oslo and the biotech company Nucleotech LLC have announced a breakthrough in reprogramming ordinary human skin cells into immune cells without resorting to stem cells at all. While lead researcher Philippe Collas and James Robl oppose restrictions on research, their finding may overturn arguments for the urgency of using human embryos for research. The team punched holes into mature skin cells and soaked them in a solution made from immune system cells, causing the skin cells to stop functioning as skin cells and take on the characteristics of […]
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2 WOMAN RAPED AT ABORTION CLINIC TO SUE

Local Media Reports Did Not Mention That Suspect Was Abortion Clinic Security Chief LOUISVILLE, May 1, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The chief of security for the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, an abortion clinic in Louisville Kentucky, has been sentenced to 10 years for raping two women in their early twenties. The April 2002 Life Dynamics newsletter, Life Activist, reports that 44-year-old Anthony Harvell pled guilty after DNA tests tied him to both victims. Local media reports, covering the matter when Harvell was charged in January 2001, failed to mention that Harvell worked for an abortion clinic. Moreover, one of the victims […]
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29 MEMBERS OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SIGN ON TO ANTI-CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN

BRUSSELS, May 1, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Political leaders from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and the United Kingdom have given their support to a campaign by the anti-Catholic group “Catholics for a Free Choice” (CFFC). In an advertisement appearing April 25th in the European Voice newspaper, 29 of the more than 600 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) signed their support for the condoms4life campaign. The advertisement states, “Catholic bishops preach sanctity of life. But their ban on condoms contributes to the tragedy of AIDS and death around the world. Most Catholics […]
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