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Abortionist Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy Charge https://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/8641223.htm?1c   Singapore relaxes jail penalty for human cloning https://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/5/12/latest/17326Singapore&sec=latest   Louisiana House Amends Cloning Ban Bill To Allow Human Cloning for Research Purposes; Sponsor Withdraws Bill   https://www.nola.com/news/t-p/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1084267529308360.xml   Archbishop reminds mothers that children are always a gift from God https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/showarchive.php?date=2004-05-11   Pro-lifers Oppose New Push to Legalize Abortion in Kenya   https://www.cnsnews.com/ViewForeignBureaus.asp?Page=%5CForeignBureaus%5Carchive%5C200405%5CFOR20040512b.html
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Stopping the Spread of HIV/AIDS through Abstinence

FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, May 12, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute (PRI) has noted that the Catholic Church in Africa, because of its opposition to condoms, is often accused of contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.  However, PRI argues the opposite is true.  “The Catholic Church has played a major role in containing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa,” contends Steven W. Mosher, president of PRI. “Without its message of sexual abstinence before marriage and fidelity in marriage, the epidemic would have been arguably worse, not only among believers but among the general population.”“But the Church no longer […]
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Mother Refused Abortion While Fighting Breast Cancer: Dies at 82

BILOXI, May 12, 2004, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Jacobina Surian Adams, 82, has died; she is survived by her daughters, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One of those daughters would not be alive today if it had not been for her mother’s faith and courage. In 1962, while two-months pregnant with her daughter Laverne, Jacobina was diagnosed with breast cancer and the doctors recommended an abortion. Jacobina refused and went on to give birth and defeat breast cancer. The Adams’ are devout Catholics and they credit their mother with instilling her faith in them. “As we were growing up, we never went […]
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Australia Government: Have Babies as a Service to your Country

CANBERRA, May 12, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australian Treasurer Peter Costello announced new tax incentives to encourage families to have more children today. “If you can have children, it is a good thing to do,” Costello said, “one for your husband and one for your wife and one for the country.” The annual budget speech addressed Australia’s population crisis—with a replacement rate of only 1.75, the country is headed for financial calamity. The forecast is the result of The Business Council of Australia’s position paper that revealed that Australia’s population must grow by 10 million—from 20 million now, to 30 million […]
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Ottawa Research Team Finds Muscle-Generating Gene for Adult Stem Cells

OTTAWA, May 12, 2004, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Scientists at Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) are beginning to identify the genetic processes of adult stem cells’ ability to turn into specific tissue. Researchers often say that, although adult cells are most available, they are also limited in what kind of tissue they can be induced to produce. OHRI scientists led by Dr. Michael Rudnicki, Senior Scientist and Program director at the OHRI and Professor at the University of Ottawa, have now dispelled that notion. They have isolated the gene that directs non-differentiated adult stem cells to become muscle tissue. The research team […]
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Canadian May 13 March for Life Announced in House of Commons

OTTAWA, May 12, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Member of Parliament Garry Breitkreuz (Yorkton-Melville, CPC), in anticipation of Thursday’s March for Life, brought forward a petition before the House of Commons concerning the Woman’s Right to Know Act. Breitkreuz presented the petition to the House, signed by 3,263 Canadians from across the country, who support the act.  Breitkreuz’s private-member’s bill seeks to ensure that all mothers who consider abortion be granted full disclosure from the physician of potential risks. The act also proposes penalties for abortionists who fail to obtain fully informed consent from the mother, as well as penalties for doctors […]
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See today’s other LifeSiteNews.com Special Report The Fine Art of Dirt Avoidance by Stockwell Day. Day comments on the federal Liberal’s “mean, nasty and unfair’ negative election ad campaign.  https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/may/040511a.html   Bishops to support mayors who refuse to distribute abortion pill https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=1119   Sore Loser Red Tories Ask Court to Undo Conservative merger https://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040510.wxconser10/BNStory/National/  Media’s Sex Deluge Impacts Teens “[O]ur lack of understanding of how [the sexual content in media] impacts youth is stunning, and should scare any parent.”  https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/5/afa/112004e.asp   Federal Court Sets Hearing in Massachusetts Same-Sex Marriage Case for May 12 https://www.lc.org/pressrelease/2004/nr051104.htm   Judge orders parents of 4 […]
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Lawsuit Filed After Ambulance Driver Fired for Refusing to Transport Woman to Abortuary

CHICAGO, May 11, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Center for Law and Justice has filed a federal lawsuit against an ambulance company in Elmhurst, Illinois on behalf of an employee who was fired for following her religious beliefs and refusing to take part in an abortion procedure.  The ACLJ filed suit today in U.S. District Court in Chicago on behalf of Stephanie Adamson, who was employed by the Superior Ambulance Service, located in Elmhurst, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.  Adamson was hired as an Emergency Medical Technician in 2003 and was responding to a non-emergency call in August 2003 to […]
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Canadian Pro-life Parliamentarians Ready to March for Life in Ottawa May 13

OTTAWA, May 11, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus has issued a press release as it prepares to join thousands of Canadians in demanding the right-to-life for unborn children on May 13.  “Members of Parliament stand with pro-life Canadians as they gather in Ottawa on Thursday to protest Canada’s abortion-on-demand regime,” said the release. On May 12 several pro-life Members will hold a Parliament Hill press conference centering on conscience rights for medical professionals who object to being associated with abortion.  Liberal MPs Paul Steckle and Dan McTeague and Conservative MPs Maurice Vellacott and Elsie Wayne will make presentations.  […]
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