Placental Cord Blood Shown to Save Adult Leukemia Victims

NEW YORK, November 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, in which scientists from the National Cord Blood Program of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) participated, showed that stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood (normally discarded with the afterbirth when a baby is born) provide an effective transplant treatment for adult patients with leukemia or myelodysplasia.  Patients who received a cord blood unit with a one or two HLA antigen mismatch did as well as those who were given a bone marrow transplant with one antigen mismatch from an […]
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Canada’s National Pro-Life Political Group Says U.S. Election Has Lessons for Canada

OTTAWA, November 25, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In its December CLC National News, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) analyzes the recent U.S. election and the clear lessons it says that election result has for Canada’s political leaders who are “stubbornly entrenched in their self-defeating and socially destructive positions” regarding moral issues.  CLC states that “President Bush demonstrated that a platform of life, family, faith and freedom is not only viable but spectacularly attractive”. A big part of this success, says the pro-life organization, was because of his “reaching out to previously disenfranchised pro-life and pro-family voters who previously had little incentive to […]
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Kenya: Churches Plan Another Pro-Life Protest https://allafrica.com/stories/200411230741.html   Pro-Life Leaders Cautious About Specter’s ‘Deal’ with Fellow Republicans https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/11/222004f.asp   Advertising Section Opposing Gay Marriage Rankles ‘Washington Post’ Readers https://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000725897   Cancer patient ‘would use hitman’  https://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/southern_counties/4034455.stm   Could a borderless North America help Conservatives in Canada?  https://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41447   No More Dan Rather, the ‘Nixon’ of Journalism?  https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ent_radio/story/255889p-218967c.html   Abortion advocates and providers have claimed that women in France face ‘many obstacles’ when seeking abortion. The Secretary General of the French Movement for Family Planning said that abortion units had closed in 40% of private clinics in Paris for financial reasons […]
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UN Congo Staff and Soldiers Accused of Prostitution, Rape, and Pedophilia

UNITED NATIONS, November 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United Nations is investigating approximately 150 allegations of sexual abuse by UN staff and peacekeepers in the Congo, including rape, prostitution and pedophilia, an official reported Monday. Some of the incidents were recorded on video tape.  There were also some 30 cases of sexual abuse reported in the town of Bunia by peacekeepers in May.  UN sources normally keep incidents of abuse from the media, as happened in Cambodia, Somalia, Bosnia and Ethiopia. These earlier cases came to light only after news reporters and officials within the countries of origin exposed them.  […]
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Minnesota Bishop Welcomed Homosexual Activists to Come to Communion

ST PAUL, November 24, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  The St. Paul Star Tribune reported today that on November 7th – while a group of homosexual activists were inside the cathedral receiving communion – an unknown individual had sprinkled oil and salt around the church in an attempt at purifying the church. Archdiocesan spokesman, Dennis McGrath, told LifeSiteNews.com that the group of Rainbow Sash protesters were in the Cathedral attending Sunday Mass with the Archbishop’s specific approval. He said, “They phoned ahead and told him when they were going to be there.” When asked if that meant that the Archbishop supported the […]
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Vatican Statement For World AIDS Day

VATICAN, November 24, 2004 (CWNews.com/LifeSiteNews.com) – In a message for World AIDS Day, which will be observed December 1, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care called for lower prices for anti-viral drugs, and educational campaigns to help mothers avoid infecting their children with the HIV virus. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan cited UN data showing that 22 million people have died of AIDS since the original outbreak of the epidemic, and 42 million people today are living with the HIV virus. He also pointed out that more than one-fourth of the medical facilities treating AIDS patients are run […]
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