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SENATOR SPECTOR ASKS BUSH TO FUND MORE EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH In a letter sent on Monday Sen. Arlen Specter asked President Bush to allow federal funding for research on “potentially safer” human embryonic stem cell lines.  https://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/23/national/23CELL.html   IOWA REQUIRES ABORTIONISTS TO REPORT CHEMICAL ABORTIONS Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack signed legislation Monday requiring doctors to report dispensing mefepristone for medical abortions.  https://desmoinesregister.com/news/stories/c4780934/21066515.html   MISSOURI GOVERNOR PROMISES VETO OF ANY MEASURE THAT WOULD HINDER ABORTIONS Speaking to pro-abortion activists Tuesday, Gov. Bob Holden vowed to veto any legislation that he believed would ‘hinder a women’s right to get an abortion […]
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SLOVAKS FIGHT TO TIGHTEN ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ ABORTION LAW

BRATISLAVA, April 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Slovakia’s Constitutional Court has shelved its decision indefinitely on whether abortion is constitutional. Christian Democrat (KDH) MPs have been arguing that Slovakia’s abortion law, which permits abortion up to the 12th week and afterwards in cases of a so-called threat to the health of the mother, violates the constitutional guarantee of the right to life. The Slovak law is considered one of the most liberal in Europe.  Some MPs are expressing personal discomfort with the current law. KDH MP Peter Muránsky, who accepts the destruction of unborn children under a variety of circumstances, said […]
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KANSAS PRO-LIFERS VOW TO OVERRIDE CLINIC STANDARDS VETO

TOPEKA, April 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has vetoed a bill sponsored by pro-lifers that imposed minimum safety and health standards on abortion clinics in the state. Under the bill, the state would have started regulating clinic supplies, equipment, lighting and ventilation, and ensure minimum sizes for interview rooms, bathrooms and dressing rooms. It also required that every clinic have a doctor as its medical director, a female staffer present during any procedure done by a male doctor, and have ultrasound equipment if it provides abortions after the 12th week.  Gov. Sebelius, a pro-abortion Democrat, said she […]
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NEXT DATE SCHEDULED FOR VOTE ON CANADIAN STEM CELL BILL IS TUESDAY

OTTAWA, April 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSite has learned that the next scheduled date for a vote on the contentious Assisted Human Reproduction Act, C-13 is Tuesday April 29.  Several dates scheduled for debate and voting have come and gone, thus it remains to be seen if the final vote on the bill will actually take place Tuesday.  Pro-life groups have called on their members to contact their members and ask them to vote against the legislation.  For more information see LifeSite’s stem cell page at:  https://www.lifesitenews.com/features/stemcellembryo/index.html
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CANADIAN NATIONAL PRO-LIFE GROUP COMMENTS ON U.S. PETERSON DOUBLE MURDER

TORONTO, April 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) issued a press release yesterday commenting on the murder of Laci Peterson and her preborn baby which has resulted in double murder charges against husband Scott Peterson.  A New Jersey chapter of NOW (National Organization of Women) has claimed that only the murder of the mother should be considered because the child was one month away from birth. CLC National President Jim Hughes responds in the release that “These outrageous remarks by members of NOW show clearly the lengths the pro-abortion fanatics will go to in order to preserve their […]
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INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT ‘ELECTS’ PROSECUTOR

UNITED NATIONS, April 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday, Luis Moreno Ocampo of Argentina was officially ‘elected’ as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  A press release from the United Nations on the election notes that the election of Ocampo was unanimous with 78 members voting.  However, the release fails to mention that Ocampo was the only candidate for the position.  LifeSite reported on March 24 that Ocampo had been selected to be prosecutor in a secret meeting of the ICC’s steering committee.  The term of office of the newly elected Prosecutor will commence on June 16, 2003. Ocampo […]
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