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SCIENTISTS CHAFE AT STEM CELL GUIDELINES U.S. federal rules limiting human experimentation on embryonic stem cells are “hampering” efforts to find new treatments for conditions ranging from diabetes to spinal cord injuries, a panel of scientists complained, echoing the emotional appeals of actor Christopher Reeve, who accused President Bush of endangering “separation of church and state” by listening unduly to Catholic advisors.  https://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=541&ncid=751&e=10&u=/ap/20020926/ap_on_he_me/stem_cells
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PRO-LIFE GROUP FORCES BRITAIN TO FACE UP TO CHINA’S ONE-CHILD POLICY

WESTMINSTER, September 26, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has forced the British Foreign Office to address for the first time the gross violations of human rights committed under China’s one-child policy. Following SPUC-initiated criticism by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and pressure from SPUC’s 45,000-strong membership, the Foreign Office has for the first time included a section on the one-child policy in its Human Rights Annual Report. The report expresses “concerns … such as enforced sterilisations, the abortion of female foetuses and the abandonment of female children”, noting that these “are […]
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‘CATHOLIC’ FORMER PRIME MINISTER CAN’T RECALL ONE INSTANCE OF STANDING WITH CHURCH AGAINST PUBLIC OPINION

WATERLOO, ON, September 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Pro-abortion Progressive Conservative Party Leader Joe Clark addressed St. Jerome’s Catholic University giving the Wintermeyer Lecture in Christianity and Public Policy last Friday.  The attendees at the event were greeted at the door by pro-life students from the University handing out pamphlets indicating the scandal caused by the selection of the pro-abortion politician as the keynote speaker.  The demonstration had its effect on the attendees and organizers as Clark was introduced before his address as “The Grand Marshal of the Calgary Gay Pride parade” to which the audience laughed and clapped.  However, pro-life […]
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PRO-LIFE CONSCIENCE LEGISLATION PASSES U.S. HOUSE

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 4691) today.  Rejecting opposition by NARAL and other pro-abortion advocacy groups, the House passed the bill 229-189. The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) applauded the bill’s passage noting that “The bill is needed because officials and courts in some states are forcing health care providers to participate in abortions.” Increasingly in recent years, pro-abortion groups have been actively engaged in a concerted campaign to coerce hospitals and other health care providers, both religiously affiliated and secular, to provide, facilitate, or pay for […]
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AUSTRALIA’S LOWER HOUSE PASSES LEGISLATION ALLOWING EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020925/ap_wo_en_po/australia_stem_cells_2   NEW SOUTH WALES GOV’T CONSIDERS INCLUDING UNBORN IN HOMICIDE LAWS https://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/09/25/1032734209582.html   STATE OF ISRAEL WILL NOT RECOGNIZE HOMOSEXUAL ADOPTION https://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=212032&contrassID=1&subContrassID=7&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y
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HONOLULU POLICE DROP ‘GOD’ FROM OATH   The Honolulu Police Department will take the words “so help me God” out of its oath used to swear in new police recruits.  https://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2002/Sep/24/ln/ln31a.html
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US ENDING CONTRACEPTIVE DUMPING IN PHILIPPINES

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2002 (LSN.ca) – The US Agency for International Development (USAID) said Tuesday it would end its supply of contraceptives to the Philippines within two years.  AFP reports that USAID will continue to push three million dollars worth of contraceptives in 2003 and 2004 on the largely Catholic country but will end the supply afterwards.  The AFP coverage notes that in the past 11 years, USAID has donated about 40 million dollars worth of contraceptives to the Philippines, accounting for over 80 percent of the country’s total supply.  (Agence France Presse; September 24, 2002; International News)
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