CHINA TRIES TO PORTRAY ITSELF AS PRO-WOMEN

BEIJING, December 12, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The People’s Republic of China’s official Xinhua news agency has released an upbeat attempt to portray the country, which has the world’s highest rate of sex-selected abortion of girls and conducts forced abortion and sterilization of unwilling women, as pro-women.  “For thousands of years,” the article says in Pravda-like tones, “Chinese women were full-time baby-bearing workers while their husbands, rich or poor, habitually just sat back and enjoyed the growing family.” Xinhua’s creative writers credit China’s brutal “family planning” policy with liberating women from this “feudal” state. In fact men as well as women […]
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AUSTRALIA’S TOP COURT RULES IN INTERNET LIBEL SUIT

CANBERRA, December 12, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australia’s highest court has ruled that a man living in Victoria state can launch a libel suit in Australia against a U.S.-based website over damage to his reputation in the local community. The High Court dismissed an application by Dow Jones & Co. to have the defamation suit moved to a court in the U.S. on grounds the libels appeared in its subscription-only Barron’s Online website.  The ruling is said to have “far-reaching implications for U.S.-based Internet publishers, who may in future find themselves facing libel suits in countries where freedom of speech is […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

WICCA GROWING ON U.S. COLLEGE CAMPUSES https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,72791,00.html   BOSTON CARDINAL OFFERS TO RESIGN https://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,72843,00.html   KAISER FOUNDATION STUDY SAYS INTERNET FILTERS BLOCK MOST PORN SITES https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0023643.html   GIRLS PETITION RETAILER FOR MORE MODEST CLOTHING https://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0023640.html   REPORT PORN SITES TO U.S. GOVERNMENT SITE https://www.obscenitycrimes.org/
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NEW VATICAN DOCUMENT SEEKS TO CLARIFY PURPOSELY MISLEADING U.N. LANGUAGE

VATICAN, December 11, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family has released a Lexicon of the Family” in order to point out the deceptive language which is used by advocates of abortion and homosexuality at the United Nations.  Zenit News reports that the 1000-page volume is go on sale in Italy next year but no date has been set for an English edition.  Pro-life activists working at the United Nations told LifeSite that developing countries are often misled by the deceptive language used at the United Nations.  The lexicon points out that such misleading language introduces grave […]
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BRITISH SCIENTIST WAS GIVEN SECRET LICENCE TO EXPERIMENT ON HUMAN EMBRYOS

EDINBURGH, December 11, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Britain’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has been forced to admit that it granted a secret licence to derive stem cells from human embryos to Edinburgh University scientist Austin Smith as early as 1997—even though Parliament did not approve experiments involving human embryos until January 2001. The revelation, in Glasgow’s Sunday Herald, has outraged Parliamentarians, since Tony Blair’s Labour Government has always claimed that the first such licences were issued in March 2002.  Lord Alton, the leading pro-life peer, said: “This licence was granted four years in advance of parliament deciding on the […]
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PSYCHOLOGISTS CHART WHAT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY

McLEAN, Va., December 11, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The “positive psychology” movement of recent years offers new insights into what makes people happy, according to a USA Today report. Although the article reveals nothing new to readers with a smattering of classical philosophy or theology, modern psychologists are amazed by the findings.  University of Pennsylvania psychologist Martin Seligman, author of the new book, Authentic Happiness, says, “the happiest people spend the least time alone. They pursue personal growth and intimacy; they judge themselves by their own yardsticks, never against what others do or have.” Materialism is “toxic for happiness,” says University […]
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COUPLE CHOOSES NOT TO ABORT DOWN’S CHILD AS A ‘PERSONAL CHALLENGE’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., December 11, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a revealing tale of modern values, USA Today’s report on happiness features a husband and wife, both with Ph.D.‘s, who learned that their unborn child would be born with Down’s Syndrome and a serious heart condition—but chose not to abort the child because they saw the experience as a “personal challenge.”“In [the couple’s] intellectual circle of friends, some viewed having a retarded child as unthinkable—and let them know it. Lots of people, including some family members, assumed they’d opt for abortion,” USA Today reports. “After thoroughly exploring all the angles—medical, practical and […]
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