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National Post Reports On Growing Pro-Life Political Power In U.S.  Unfortunately limits pro-life as meaning only ‘anti-abortion’ and does not acknowledge long struggle by movement to overcome intense media and institutional bias and discrimination.  https://www.nationalpost.com/search/site/story.asp?id=F739E6B4-03DC-4435-94C5-389E7A50D4F4   Japanese Doctors Who Removed Wombs From Healthy Women Lose Appeal https://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20030529p2a00m0dm030001c.html   Companies Unleash Websites To ‘delete Marriages’ – Divorce Online https://www.thestar.ca/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1052251680050&call_page=TS_Canada&call_pageid=968332188774&call_pagepath=News/Canada&pubid=968163964505&StarSource=email   Australian Researcher Paid $51,000 Public Funds For Thesis Contending Jesus Was Homosexual https://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,6510415%255E421,00.html   Posters Promoting Homosexuality Come Down In Poland After Catholic Church Protest https://www.thescotsman.co.uk/international.cfm?id=596172003   Small Town Cracks Down on Movie Gallery for Renting Porn https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/5/282003b.asp   North Carolina […]
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Homosexual Activists Praise Democratic Line-up for 2004

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The homosexual movement is more excited about this year’s line-up for the 2004 Democratic Party presidential nomination than in any previous election cycle, says a report from San Francisco.  “Despite the differences among the nine declared Democratic candidates, each is clearly more supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality than the current occupant of the White House,” says the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which has applied homosexual litmus tests to candidates since 1988.  “As a group, this is the most pro-gay presidential field ever,” said Matt Foreman, the group’s executive director. […]
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Alzheimer Society Added to Canadian Groups Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research

OTTAWA, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over the last number of weeks LifeSite has been asked repeatedly for a list of Canadian charities which are supportive of embryonic stem cell research. Support for the controversial research by the charities has led donors with moral convictions to focus their donations elsewhere. LifeSite recently discovered that The Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) supports embryonic stem cell research. The ASC “Statement on Stem Cell Research”, developed in June last year, notes “guidelines for stem cell research developed by CIHR and covered by federal legislation will be used by ASC to define the scope […]
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Japanese Scientists Produce Country’s First Embryonic Human Stem Cells

KYOTO, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Japanese researchers have created the country's first human embryonic stem cells for experimentation purposes. Despite widespread success with adult stem cells whose use does not violate human dignity, many scientists remain wedded to the unproven “superior potential” of stem cells derived from human embryos. A team led by Norio Nakatsuji of Kyoto University's Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, produced an embryonic stem cell from about 10 cells from a frozen human embryo with the donor couple's (i.e. the parents') consent. The doctors hope to donate about two million stem cells to each of 50 […]
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Australian Case Defines Limits For Embryo ‘inheritance’

SYDNEY, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an unusual inheritance squabble, the Supreme Court of New South Wales was asked to determine whether frozen embryos brought to term before or after a grandparent’s death should share the estate with their already-born siblings.  The grandmother in the case was told in 1991 that her son and daughter-in-law had undergone IVF treatment and were keeping a number frozen embryos. At the time she wrote her will, she had only one grandchild; a second was born before her death in 2000. Since then, two more embryos were successfully implanted and brought to term—for […]
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U.S. Bishop Arrested 21 Times For Pro-Life Demonstrations Dies At Age 86

RALEIGH, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop George E. Lynch, former auxiliary bishop of Raleigh and a pro-life activist during his retirement, died May 25, 2003, four days before the 60th anniversary of his ordination. He was 86 years old. Working with Operation Rescue, the bishop was arrested more than 21 times.  His silent prayers said while sitting or kneeling in front of abortion centers served to change the minds and hearts of many mothers contemplating aborting their children.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Raleigh Bishop Joseph Gossman on Tuesday, June 10, 4:30 p.m., at Our Lady of […]
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Presbyterian Church USA Allows Numerous Exceptions For Late Term Abortion

DENVER, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The official news service for the Presbyterian Church USA has reported that the church’s General Assembly Committee on Health Issues approved a statement on late-term abortion by a vote of 59-17 on Tuesday.  The new statement, like the one from last year, gives moral sanction to late-term abortion “when necessary to save the life of the woman, to preserve the woman’s health in circumstances of a serious risk to the woman’s health, to avoid fetal suffering as a result of untreatable life threatening medical anomalies, or in cases of incest or rape.”
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Archbishop Of Canterbury Regrets Canadian Anglican Homosexual Union Ceremonies

VANCOUVER, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Renegade Canadian Anglican Bishop Michael Ingham of the Diocese of New Westminster sanctioned homosexual union ceremonies to be performed in six of his parishes.  The act gave the diocese the distinction of being the first Anglican Diocese in the world to officially sanction the blessing of same-sex unions.  After his permission was granted Wednesday, one of the churches performed a homosexual union ceremony that very evening.  Rev. Margaret Marquardt presided over a ceremony for couple Michael Kalmuk and Kelly Montfort at St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage Church in east Vancouver.  The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr […]
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