POPULATION CONTROLLERS SEEK TO INCREASE WORLDWIDE ABORTIONS

50 million abortions worldwide are still not enough   WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The international population control movement has found a novel way to evade countries’ abortion laws, in order to increase the number of abortions overseas under the guise of women’s health, says Dr. Steve Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute.  According to PRI, abortion advocates are promoting the Manual Vacuum Aspirator (MVA), which enables abortionists to ply their trade under the guise of “miscarriage treatment” or “uterine evacuation.” The MVA is a hand-held syringe used to “evacuate the contents of the uterus,” PRI reports, […]
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TODDLER WHOSE SICKLE-CELL ANEMIA TREATED WITH BROTHER’S UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELLS DOING WELL https://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/062602dnmettransplant.43521.html   PILL NOT LINKED TO BREAST CANCER: NEW STUDY In a large-scale new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health report that the contraceptive pill “does not raise the risk of breast cancer, not even among women who started taking it early or have close relatives with the disease.” https://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/RTGAMArticleHTMLTemplate?tf=tgam/realtime/fullstory_print.html&cf=tgam/realtime/config-neutral&articleDate=20020626&slug=wpill0626&date=20020626&archive=RTGAM&site=Front   For LifeSite coverage to the contrary see: STUDY CONFIRMS BIRTH CONTROL PILL LINKED TO BREAST CANCER (March 25, 2002): […]
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“DEAR ABBY” WAS DREARY CHILD OF THE AGE   Advice columnist Eppie Friedman (1918-2002), who wrote as “Ann Landers,” has received glowing obituaries celebrating her allegedly perky common-sense advice. In fact, she was an utterly predictable dyed-in-the-wool liberal on most issues of the day: feminist, pro-homosexualist, and pro-abortion. “Those groups really despise me,” she once said of conservatives, “and I’m very proud of it.” She argued that suicide is a viable option for incurably ill patients. She was once forced to apologize for dismissing Pope John Paul II as “a Polack.” For an example of the entirely unwarranted tributes she […]
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ITALIAN COURT STIRS UP EUTHANASIA DEBATE

FLORENCE, Italy, June 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – It is legal to remove life support from a terminally-ill patient, an Italian appeals court has ruled—unless is can be proven that the patient was alive at the time. Pro-life politicians say the decision creates loopholes for abuse by euthanasia proponents, because it may not be possible to prove that someone was alive when the plug was pulled.  “The state of death is not an opinion, which can be changed from a judgment to another,” said conservative Senator Riccardo Pedrizzi. “In this way, judges take the place of doctors, and create a serious […]
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CHRISTIAN PRINTER CONSIDERS APPEALING COURT RULING ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Brockie is out of pocket about $100,000 for legal costs and must still pay $5,000 fine to gay group   TORONTO, June 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Scott Brockie, the Christian printer who was embroiled in court cases over refusing a printing job for a homosexual activist organization, is considering appealing the June 17 ruling in his case.  The ruling has caused considerable debate among Christians some of whom argue that the judgement represents a significant step forward for freedom of religion and others contending that the ruling has diminished religious rights.  While the ruling did say that Brockie would not […]
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U.S. CONGRESS BANS A FORM OF INTERNET CHILD PORN (AGAIN)

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The U.S. Congress once again passed anti-child pornography legislation yesterday, by 413 votes to 8, to circumvent a Supreme Court decision protecting computer simulations of children having sex as “freedom of speech.”  The move, led by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, the sponsor of the new bill, is an attempt to recover the initiative on “virtual child pornography,” after the Supreme Court on April 16 overturned parts of a 1996 law to ban computer-generated images of children having sex, or images of adults who are dressed or photographed to look like children. The previous […]
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MEXICAN STATE SETS UP ETHICAL STEM-CELL BANK FOR THE POOR

MONTERREY, Mexico, June 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon has opened a medical center aimed at providing stem cell therapy to those who could normally not afford the costly therapy.  David Gomez, head of the facility at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon’s medical center, told EFE news that he uses only stem cells from placentas and umbilical cords, not those taken from human embryos requiring their destruction.  EFE reports that the center is processing some 20 umbilical cords per month, which are frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored in a “bank” from which the […]
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US CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS SPOKESPERSON SLAMS US SENATE VOTE FOR MILITARY ABORTIONS

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A spokeswoman for the Pro-Life Secretariat of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized a vote by the U.S. Senate today to amend the Defense Authorization bill to lift the ban on abortions at military bases. “Our military hospitals have a proud and honorable tradition of saving lives in the most threatening regions and circumstances. They should not be forced into the dishonorable business of abortion,” said Cathleen A. Cleaver, Esq., Director of Planning and Information for the USCCB’s Secretariat for Pro-life Activities. The 1988 Reagan Administration policy prohibiting elective abortions in military […]
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BUSH SIGNS LEGISLATION ALLOWING 9/11 FUNDS TO GO TO HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44912-2002Jun25.html   STATISTICS ON PRACTICING HOMOSEXUAL US POLITICIANS RELEASED Of 511,039 elected federal, state and local officials, 218 are openly gay or lesbian. Of the group, 149 are men, 69 women; 207 are Democrats, 11 Republicans. Three serve in the U.S. House, 47 are state legislators, and the rest are local officials.  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020624/ap_to_po/gay_politicians_glance_3   CLINTON SLAMS CATHOLIC CHURCH ON SEX SCANDAL Newsmax reports that the former scandal-plagued president was overheard at a dinner criticizing the church over the sex scandals.  https://www.newsmax.com/archive/print.shtml?a=2002/6/22/200717   MALE HOMOSEXUAL COUPLE EXPECTING QUADRUPLETS BY SURROGATE […]
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FRANCE’S HIGHEST COURT RULES UNBORN CHILD NOT A LIVING PERSON

PARIS, June 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – France’s supreme court, the Cour de Cassation ruled Tuesday that an unborn child does not have the legal status of a living person.  The ruling overturned a lower court ruling from 2000 where a doctor and midwife were found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a child during labor in 1991.  “The principle behind the legality of crimes and punishment, requiring a strict interpretation of penal law, is opposed to the possibility of trial for manslaughter in the case of a child not born alive,” the Cour de Cassation ruled   Karen Murawsky […]
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