Embryo-Like Stem Cells Found in Testes of Mice

by Hilary White GÖTTINGEN, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of scientists in Germany may have found another ethical source of stem cells that have embryo-like qualities from the testes of mice. Published in the journal, Nature, the report says that the cells have the potential to be grown into all tissues of the mouse body. The German study suggests that if the same source can be found in human males, patients could theoretically be treated with genetically matched stem cells to repair tissue damaged by disease or accident. The discovery of an ethical source of pluripotent stem cells […]
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Australian PM Howard Says Government Will Overturn Same-Sex Union Law

By Gudrun Schultz CANBERRA, Australia, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Australia’s federal government said yesterday it would overturn proposed legislation granting equivalent marriage rights to gay civil unions, if the capital territory brings it into law. “There is a special place in Australian society for the institution of marriage, as historically understood, and we do not intend to allow that to be in any way undermined,” said Prime Minister John Howard. The government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) became the first in the country to introduce legislation for same-sex civil unions last week. The law would grant homosexual couples […]
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Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches Attend Conference to Fight Secularism

By Terry Vanderheyden VATICAN CITY, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church gathered to discuss ways to address a growing trend towards secularism and the marginalisation of religion in society. The two-day workshop that began Wednesday has as its goal to come up with a declaration to combat the trend. Monsignor Giampaolo Crepaldi, secretary of the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department, said that Christian values have been sidelined by secular society, which views religion as irrelevant when creating new laws. “There is a conviction that ethical questions cannot be the subject […]
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Court Upholds Massachusetts Law Preventing Same Sex ‘Marriage’ by Out-of-State Couples

by Hilary White BOSTON, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled today that the Governor and State Attorney General were justified in using a little-remembered 1913 law to prevent out-of-state homosexual couples from “marrying” in the state. The highest court in the state ruled that homosexuals from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont could not take advantage of the Massachusetts law because homosexual “marriage” is not recognized in those states. The Court said the State was not overstepping its bounds in invoking the law. The statute says, “No marriage shall be contracted in this commonwealth […]
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Mississippi Lawmakers Extend Deadlines to Review Abortion-Ban Bill

By Gudrun Schultz JACKSON, Mississippi, March 30, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A bill that would have banned most abortions in Mississippi failed to pass House and Senate negotiations before deadline Monday night. Lawmakers passed a resolution that extended the deadline, in an effort to reach agreement on the controversial bill. Senate negotiators received the final House proposal about 10 minutes before the Monday deadline, from House Public Health Committee Chairman Steve Holland. Holland had revised the bill from its original form requiring women to see an ultrasound of their baby and hear its heartbeat before having an abortion. The revised bill […]
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Gruesome Photos of Aborted Babies Take University of Calgary by Storm

CALGARY, AB, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A day after a heated abortion debate at U of C, Campus Pro-Life (CPL) returned for a repeat showing of twelve 4×8 foot bloody images from the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) yesterday. Monday, students were visibly shocked by the gruesome abortion and historical genocide images, prompting many stares and questions. Word spread quickly on campus, with students sending text messages on their phones to their friends to “check out” the controversial exhibit. “We were impressed by the number of conversations,” said CPL Secretary Matt Wilson. “Many students came back several times throughout the […]
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Call for Merchants to Offer Modest Fashions so Women Can “Dress with Dignity”

by Hilary White LINCOLN, March 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Family Life Office of the Catholic diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, has endorsed a lay-led effort to make more feminine and modest clothing available to women by retailers. Project Mother’s Day 2006: a Call to Catholic Action, is an undertaking of the lay apostolate, The Leaven that promotes the family and feminine values. The event, says its organizers, is “in honour of the spiritual maternity inherent to the unique, feminine nature and vocation of women.” Project Mothers’ Day will feature the popular writer and broadcaster, Colleen Hammond, a radio & television […]
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