CANADIAN STEM CELL BILL ALLOWS CREATION OF EMBRYOS FOR EXPERIMENTATION

OTTAWA, February 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Bill C-13, received surprising criticism in the House of Commons today from Liberal MP John Bryden.  Bryden, an MP believed to be pro-abortion and who has supported embryonic stem cell research, has nevertheless pointed out the inconsistency in the bill regarding its supposed prohibition of the creation of human embryos for research.  Bryden stood up in the House today to note how one clause in the bill specifically permits the creation of human embryos for the purpose of instruction and better working of in vitro fertilization. Under the Prohibited […]
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NICARAGUAN BISHOPS COMPARE ABORTION TO TERRORIST BOMBING

MANAGUA, February 27, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The abortion of a 4-month unborn child of a 9-year-old rape victim has sparked a renewed abortion debate in Nicaragua. The country’s Roman Catholic bishops compared the violation of the womb, which destroys innocent human life, to a terrorist bomb.  “Is there any difference between a bus full of passengers that receives the impact of a car bomb,” the bishops demanded, “and a metallic instrument that impacts the maternal womb to suck out a fetus?”  The bishops took the occasion to encourage Nicaraguan congressmen not to accept proposals to liberalize abortion laws, which for […]
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CANADIAN ASSISTED HUMAN REPRODUCTION BILL CONTINUES DEBATE TOMORROW

OTTAWA, February 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Assisted Human Reproduction Act, Bill C-13, is due to be debated in the House of Commons again on Thursday beginning at 10:15 am.  Report stage debate could end tomorrow, wrapping up debates on group 6 amendments as well as those in group 2 which are supported by the pro-life movement.  Political experts suggest that the report stage votes on the amendments will not be held until the first Tuesday after the parliamentary break which would be March 18.  After that third reading and final vote on the bill could occur as early as […]
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FILIPINO BISHOP WANTS PREGNANT BRIDES TO MARRY IN PRIVATE

MANILA, February 26, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Roman Catholic bishop of Legazpi, 200 miles southeast of Manila, says it would be more in keeping with the significance of the publicly celebrated Sacrament of Matrimony if brides who are visibly pregnant are married in private instead.  Pregnancy outside marriage is “a counter-symbol to the purity, chastity and beauty of the bride of Christ, the Church,” Bishop Jose Sorra explained, adding that his guidance is necessary to protect church marriages from ridicule. One bride went into labour during the wedding mass and had to be taken to hospital, he said, adding: “A […]
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