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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‘FAKE EMBRYO’ DOCTOR CONVICTED

LONDON, December 12, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An English embryologist who authorized the implanting of “fake embryos” into patients’ wombs in order to raise more money to pay off debts has been convicted of assault and false accounting charges.  Paul Fielding, 44, left the real embryos in cold storage while the fake ones were surgically implanted in unsuspecting customers. “The victims,” ITV News reports, “who were desperate for children, needlessly underwent the painful process thinking that eggs were being implanted.”  For local news coverage see:  https://www.itv.com/news/Front1515589.html
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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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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

KENYA METHODIST BISHOPS TELL FAITHFUL TO VOTE PRO-LIFE AND PRO-FAMILY https://allafrica.com/stories/200212100018.html   MARVEL COMICS TO BRING BACK ‘THE RAWHIDE KID’ – AS A PRACTISING HOMOSEXUAL For CNN coverage see:  https://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/12/09/rawhide.kid.gay/index.html For related LifeSite coverage of proliferating homosexual comic books see:  COMIC BOOK FEATURES GAY ‘HATE CRIME’ VICTIM https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/aug/02081407.html and COMIC BOOK GIANT PRODUCES GAY SUPERHERO COMICS https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2000/feb/00022903.html
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