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Adult Blood stem cells can repair damaged muscle https://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20031020-090436-5529r.htm Newfoundland Elects Conservative Majority Government https://stjohns.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=nf_exln-wrap_20031022 Catholic Nurses of Nigeria Restate Opposition to Abortion https://allafrica.com/stories/200310230483.html
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Terri Schiavo Moved Back to Hospice; Legal Guardian to be Appointed

CLEARWATER, October 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Terri Schiavo was moved back to the Woodside hospice after her feeding tube was reinserted at Morton Plant Hospital Wednesday.  The court has also agreed to appoint a guardian at litem for Terri, but the guardian would only oversee legal matters, with decisions as to Terri’s care still to be made by her estranged husband Michael Schiavo, who is seeking her death.  Since Michael is regarded as the surrogate for Terri, Florida law prohibits hospital officials from communicating Terri’s condition or whereabouts to her parents.  As such, her parents were distraught for some time […]
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The Bizarre Motivation behind Michael Schiavo’s Right-to-Die Lawyer George Felos

CLEARWATER, October 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The motivation behind Michael Schiavo’s dire quest to end the life of his severely disabled wife is not certain.  He has a child and another on the way with another woman but a divorce would suffice in that case.  However, there is the suggestion that he has life insurance money pending on her death – a suggestion which he has refused to comment on.  Moreover Terri’s parents suspect he was to blame for his wife’s condition and see that as the reason he has requested her body be cremated.  His claim is that Terri […]
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Most Canadians Want Alternatives to Embryo Research

OTTAWA, October 23, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Leger poll of 1500 Canadians shows that 70% favour ethical alternatives to embryonic stem cell research. These results contradict a recent Pollara poll suggesting 57% public support for such research.  The poll, commissioned by LifeCanada/vieCanada, the national educational pro-life group, asked respondents if they thought it was acceptable to use human embryos for stem cell research or if they thought it would be preferable to use other sources of stem cells which do not involve loss of life or harm.  Bill C-13, the Assisted Human Reproduction Act currently before Parliament, would allow researchers […]
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Mel Gibson’s Film The Passion to be released Ash Wednesday Feb. 25, 2004 Distributed by his own company Icon Entertainment https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mel22oct22,1,4189524.story   Abortion Activist’s Other Cause – Right to Public Nudity https://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/7074530.htm   Alaska to Appeal Court Decision to Quash Parental Consent Law https://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102203/sta_abortions.shtml   Abortifacient Contraceptive Depro Provera Found to Weaken Bones https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3177544.stm   Montreal may not have to host ‘Gay’ Olympics https://montreal.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=qc_gaygames20032110   Private Christian school sued after gay student expelled https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-cgaystudent22oct22,0,1196074.story?coll=sfla-news-broward   Next International Gay Pride Day Headed for Jerusalem https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35203
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Study Reveals Long-term Psychological Problems of Children of Divorce

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study in the Journal of Family Studies shows that the majority of babies who alternate living with their divorced parents develop long-lasting psychological problems. Jennifer McIntosh, a clinical psychologist and family therapist, says alternating between divorced parents causes “disorganised attachment” in 60% of children under 18 months. In the long term, these children grow up to have “alarming levels of emotional insecurity and poor ability to regulate strong emotion” as teens and adults.  A federal parliamentary inquiry into child custody is looking at the merits of 50-50 arrangements, something the doctor called […]
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Paraguay, Croatia and Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

NEW YORK, October 22, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Croatia has legalized same-sex unions and “human rights” protections for homosexuals. The post-communist, historically Catholic country stopped short of granting full marriage “rights.”  In Paraguay, the Minister of Women’s Affairs will propose legislation to create civil unions for same-sex couples. The announcement dispels homosexual predictions that Ms. Argana would refrain from this move because she allegedly belongs to the Roots Church, affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren.  So far in Latin America, only the city of Buenos Aires and Rio Negro province, both in Argentina, have homosexual civil unions. The so-called International Gay and […]
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