UK PRO-LIFER WINS HIGH COURT CASE AGAINST DESIGNER BABIES

LONDON, December 20, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British High Court today ruled in favour of a pro-life person who challenged the country’s artificial reproduction authority for granting permission for clinics to selectively screen embryos to find a tissue match for treatment of born siblings.  The High Court ruled that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) operated beyond its jurisdiction in allowing the controversial procedures which have been described as designer baby selection.  Josephine Quintavalle, of Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE), was congratulated on her high court victory over the embryology authority today by the Society for the Protection of […]
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CORRECTION

U.S. SUPREME COURT ASKED OPINION OF U.S. GOV’T NOT ON SCHEIDLER CASE BUT ON ANOTHER CASE   On December 16 LifeSite reported incorrectly that the U.S. Supreme Court had sought the opinion of the U.S. government on the Scheidler vs. NOW case.  In fact, the court sought government opinion on the American Coalition of Life Activists v. Planned Parenthood case. See the corrected version of the LifeSite coverage at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/dec/02121604.html
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DR. JACK WILLKE – PRE-EMINENT INTERNATIONAL PRO-LIFE SPOKESMAN

LIFESITE, December 19, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Jack Willke is one of the world’s pre-eminent pro-life spokesmen. As the former president of U.S. National Right to Life, current president of the Life Issues Institute and founder and president of International Right to Life he has a deep understanding of the worldwide anti-life movement. His amazing talks during the October Toronto International Forum were stunningly informative. Dr. Willke competently tells it like it is. He told LifeSite that at his age he no longer cares what people think about him. He feels compelled to tell the truth about all that he […]
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STUDY FINDS EVIDENCE OF IVF LINK TO BIRTH DEFECTS

CHICAGO, December 19, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Proponents of in vitro fertilization (IVF) maintain that there is no higher risk of birth defects among test tube babies. The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies, for example, says IVF does not produce higher-than-normal defects. But now, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) website says a study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found the opposite.  In a registry of 65 children with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS, “characterized by, among other features, an enlarged tongue and a predisposition for rare cancers”), three cases (5%) were IVF children. But in the general […]
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HEALTH WEBSITES FORCED TO COME CLEAN ABOUT CONDOMS, ABORTION

WASHINGTON, December 19, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Under pressure from the Bush Administration to post more honest information about sexually transmitted diseases on their website, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been obliged to change a fact sheet promoting condoms as “highly effective” in preventing HIV and other diseases.  The CDC site was changed to say that “refraining from sex” is the “best way to prevent transmission” of disease. This should be common sense but for some reason Democrats in Congress are up in arms. The old version added, “But for those who have sexual intercourse, latex condoms […]
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SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULES PROVINCIAL LAW CAN DEFINE SPOUSE AS MARRIED ONLY

OTTAWA, December 19, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a case watched closely by pro-family groups, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that the province of Nova Scotia is not acting unconstitutionally when it discriminates between married couples and common-law couples.  In the case, the Nova Scotia Matrimonial Property Act (MPA) was unsuccessfully argued to be violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms for failing to include common-law couples within the definition of “spouse”.  The majority ruling noted that “The exclusion from the MPA of unmarried cohabiting persons of the opposite sex is not discriminatory within the meaning of s. 15(1) […]
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