US Condemns Beijing for Farcical Trial of Blind Activist Who Exposed Forced Abortion

By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States has condemned China for imprisoning a blind Chinese activist who exposed the forcing of sterilizations and abortions on villagers in accord with the Communist government’s one-child policy. According to AFP, the US State Department described the recent conviction of Chen Guangcheng, 34, as part of a larger attempt to curtail individual rights. Chen faces four years and three months in prison for “willfully damaging property and organizing a mob to disturb traffic”; charges which the State Department called “highly questionable”. Many believe yesterday’s conviction of Chen […]
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Latest Supposedly Ethical Embryonic Cell Technique Condemned by U.S. Bishops’ Conference

By Hilary White  WORCESTER, August 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The stem cell research community has, since President Bush announced it in 2001, been diligently working to find a way around the US federal funding ban on embryonic research.   In the latest development, Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), a private, Worcester, Massachusetts biotechnology firm, has announced it has developed a means of acquiring embryonic cells that it says will put to rest the ethical concerns about this type of research.“We hope this method can be used to increase the number of stem cell lines available for federal funding – and thus […]
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Blind Chinese Anti-Forced Abortion Activist Sentenced to Over Four Years in Prison

By John-Henry Westen BEIJING, August 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The farcical trial of 35-year-old Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese human rights activist who has made known China’s brutal forced abortion practices has ended with Chen being sentenced to four years and three months in prison.ÂÂ The circumstances around the trial and the brutality exhibited by officials, or those hired by them, have demonstrated once again the tyrannical methods of the Chinese government. Chen’s supporters say his conviction on the charges of “wilful destruction of public property” and “gathering a crowd to disrupt traffic” was groundless and one of his lawyers has […]
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Back to School: Organization Gives Reasons to Consider Homeschooling

WHITE PINE, TENN., August 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Considering Homeschooling (www.consideringhomeschooling.com ) a U.S. national homeschool outreach that recruits Christian parents to homeschool, is asking Christian parents to consider the benefits of home education as the back to school frenzy begins. “Homeschoolers overall do better academically, socially, and most important, spiritually,” said Charles B. Lowers, Executive Director of Considering Homeschooling. He urges, “This September, why not take that leap of faith and teach your children yourself at home?”   Lowers states that the majority of Christian parents still send their children to public school, not realizingÂthe catastrophic spiritual and social […]
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