EXCITING ADULT STEM CELL RESEARCH FINDINGS PUBLISHED

Campaign Life says new findings should mandate changes to Canadian Bill C-56 MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, June 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Adult stem cells may be versatile enough to derive a host of specialized cells for research purposes, according to findings by researchers at the University of Minnesota published in the journal Nature. Dr. Catherine Verfaillie and her team at the university's Stem Cell Institute injected single cells into mouse embryos. When the mice were checked after birth, descendants of the injected cells managed to engraft themselves into brain, retina, lung, heart, muscle, liver, intestine, kidney, spleen, marrow and skin tissue. In […]
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ONTARIO HIGH COURT UPHOLDS TRADITIONAL WAY OF NAMING CHILDREN

Cohabitating, but not married father has no legal right to have child bear his last name   TORONTO, June 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Ontario’s highest court has reaffirmed that the father of a child born out of wedlock has no right to see the child bear his name. Richard Kreklewetz and Marian Scopel cohabited on and off in the 1990s and conceived a son in 1998, agreeing on the first and middle names William Joseph. Soon thereafter their cohabitation ended. Kreklewetz wanted the boy to have the dual surname of Kreklewetz-Scopel, but the mother thought it within her right to […]
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OVER 140 ORGANIZATIONS JOIN IN ASKING PRESIDENT BUSH TO ZERO-FUND UNFPA

Witnesses said that coercion, only coercion and nothing but coercion, exists in Chinese UNFPA program   WASHINGTON, June 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Population Research Institute, along with a coalition of over 140 groups, representing millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands from around the world, submitted a letter to President Bush yesterday asking him not to fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The letter, which was also signed by LifeSite, focused on the UNFPA’s continuing support of China’s coercive abortion policy. The letter aims to prove to the president that UNFPA is violating a US law which prohibits […]
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PARLIAMENT RISES WITH ASSISTED REPRODUCTION BILL STALLED IN COMMITTEE

Large number of amendments expected after house resumes in September   OTTAWA, June 21, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Pro-lifers are breathing a sigh of relief today as the House of Commons has announced that it will rise for summer recess with the controversial assisted reproductive bill C-56 stalled in the Health Committee.  The bill, which would purposely permit embryonic stem cell research and would – due to its current poor wording – not provide effective prohibitions even to cloning, was opposed by pro-lifers.  The House is expected to resume in mid-September at which time the Health Committee will hear from more […]
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MANDATORY LAWYERS SOCIETY SPONSORS HOMOSEXUAL ADVOCACY MEETING

TORONTO, June 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Law Society of Upper Canada, the organization to which lawyers in Ontario must pay dues in order to practice in the province, is sponsoring a homosexual advocacy meeting tonight.  The roundtable discussion will focus on “advocacy strategies and current issues faced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.” The four panelists to take part in the meeting are all homosexual activists, including David Corbett counsel for Oshawa high school student Marc Hall who will be speaking on “advocacy in education.” The Law Society press release on the meeting notes: “In conjunction with […]
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GERMANY’S PRO-ABORTION GOVERNING PARTY CAUGHT SELLING CONDOMS

BONN, June 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Conservatives in Germany are hoping the fiercely pro-abortion Social Democrates (SPD) are headed for defeat in the upcoming September 22 elections.  German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s SPD have caused embarrassment to the country after a condom-fundraising scheme was discovered. Red (the colour of the party) boxes containing 100 condoms with the slogan “Feel Good, SPD” are being sold at a gift shop at the party’s headquarters for 44 euros ($40), an SPD admitted Sunday.  SDP was the first German party since the Nazi era to authorize deadly experimentation on human beings with the allowance of […]
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GERMAN PARENTS WIN WRONGFUL BIRTH SUIT

BERLIN, June 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Germany’s highest court has ruled that a doctor who failed to diagnose a baby’s disability during prenatal ultrasounds must pay compensation to the parents.  The child, now five and named Sebastian, was born with no hands or lower arms and with heavily deformed legs. His parents sued the gynaecologist and the the court awarded them 275,800 euros (C$407,042) for ongoing medical care and compensation to the mother of 10,225 euros (C$15,090) for “depression.”  Sebastian’s mother told the court that although she loves him, she would have had a late-term abortion if she had known […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

SPONSORS OF THE TORONTO HOMOSEXUAL PRIDE WEEK Pro-family Canadians may consider sending concerns to the following sponsors:  The Bay, Labatt Blue, Canada Showcase, Schick (razor company), Captain Morgan Rum, Crest (toothpaste), Rogers, United Airlines, University of Toronto, Starbucks Coffee, Kodak (film), The Toronto Star, and CityTV https://www.torontopride.com/sponsors/index.htm   TORY LEADER’S CLOSE ADVISOR EXPECTS CLARK WILL RESIGN AT AUGUST CONVENTION https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?id={385C88D9-EB7A-4768-930D-4F949898CF84}  UK PRO-LIFERS GIVEN LEAVE TO APPEAL RULING ON UK CLONING LAW https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020617/sc_nm/britain_cloning_dc_2   UK PRO-LIFERS BEGIN 9-DAY WATER-ONLY FAST TO EXPOSE ABOTIFACIENT MAP Prominent members of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children have commenced a nine-day water-only fast […]
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AUSTRALIA JOINS INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT WHICH COMMENCES JULY 1

SYDNEY, June 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Australia has agreed to ratify the International Criminal Court (ICC) which is set to begin operations July 1 this year. Conservatives in the government fought the proposal but were unsuccessful.  Commentators have observed that Prime Minister John Howard will be cited for his failure to live up to his promise to “serve the national interest and certainly not compromise Australian sovereignty”.  In April, US Senator Jesse Helms warned against the ICC in an op-ed published in the Washington Times.  “It needs to be understood, however, that the ICC is without supervision or oversight. And, […]
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KENTUCKY DISTRICT DEBATES EQUATING BIRTH CONTROL WITH ABORTION

WILDER, Kentucky, June 20, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A proposal to recognize that birth control pills have abortifacient side-effects, and to reject $170,000 in federal Title X funds that pay for local family planning services, was narrowly defeated last night after a heated debate in the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Board.  Board chairman Greg Kennedy broke a 13-13 tie vote, explaining: “I believe it was going to disrupt services to the people that need and rely on the health department the most. … When you mix politics with medicine, you get very bad medicine.”  Kentucky Right to Life, which is […]
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