SOUTH AFRICA ALLOWS HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION

JOHANNESBURG, September 10, 2002 (LSN.ca) – South Africa’s highest court ruled Tuesday that laws preventing homosexual couples from adopting children are unconstitutional.  The Constitutional Court ruled in favour of a pair of homosexual activist judges, Anne-Marie de Vos and Suzanne du Toit, who pursued the case.  The constitution bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  See the AP coverage in the UK Guardian:  https://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-2003831,00.html
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GERMAN BISHOPS TELL FAITHFUL TO REMEMBER LIFE AND FAMILY ISSUES WHEN VOTING https://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=24786 GENETIC STRUCTURE OF HEALTHY SPERM MAPPED A team of experts has mapped out a 3,000-part genetic sequence from a single sperm from an apparently healthy, fertile man. The researchers hope the sequence will offer treatments for infertility.  https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2241490.stm EUROPEAN STEM CELL BANK ‘WITHIN A YEAR’  Europe’s first stem cell bank, to be based in the U.K., could be up and running within a year. The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) has been awarded a £2.6m contract to set up the bank by Britain’s Medical […]
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PARENTS PAY TO CHOOSE BABIES’ SEX

GHENT, Belgium, September 9, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A Belgian clinic is offering couples the option of choosing the sex of the child they are hoping to conceive. Britain’s Observer newspaper broke the story that a fertility centre in Ghent run by Dr. Frank Comhaire provides a “discreet service” to couples “who already have one or two children, but want their next to be of the opposite gender”—a whim of modernity known as “family balancing” which does not yet enjoy universal approval: the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, which represents 4,000 doctors, remains undecided.  The technique used is not […]
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