Alabama Lists Pro-Life Advocates Among Terrorist Groups

By Gudrun Schultz MONTGOMERY, Alabama, May 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) –  The Alabama Department of Homeland Security included pro-life organizations, as well as homosexual activist groups, on a website listing of potential terrorist groups, or groups that might spawn terrorists. The site has since been removed to modify the content after complaints. Department director Jim Walker said the site was taken down after his agency received a string of calls and e-mails from concerned individuals who complained the list was unfairly targeting certain groups on the basis of their beliefs. Pro-life organizations were included in a section of the list describing […]
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Sweden Allows “Saviour Siblings” for Tissue Transplants

By Hilary White STOCKHOLM, May 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Swedish officials have granted permission under a new law for three families to create “saviour sibling” embryos to be used to obtain stem cells for treatment of seriously ill children. The families will have embryos created in vitro, screened for desired genetic traits and implanted. If the children survive to birth, they will be used to produce a transplant of healthy stem cells from the umbilical cord and placenta. Sweden’s new law follows the broad use of genetic testing of embryos, called preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Doctors now commonly offer the […]
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* Note: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for your information.   To what lengths should doctors go to save a life near its inevitable end?  https://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1178686269089&call_pageid=1024322466723   The Pope on Abortion, Politicians and Communion – George Weigel  https://www.catholicexchange.com/node/62186   Abortions in West Virginia Fall by 14 Percent  https://www.citizenlink.org/CLBriefs/A000004709.cfm   Stigmatize Planned Parenthood – Kathryn Jean Lopez  https://www.townhall.com/columnists/KathrynJeanLopez/2007/05/29/stigmatize_planned_parenthood   China’s one-child policy in the balance  https://www.mercatornet.com/articles/chinas_one_child_policy_in_the_balance/   California firm sponsors national campaign to preserve umbilical cord blood  https://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=1189e2b4-182c-4b40-a24c-d85f7e6cc4e7   Outcry over Dutch […]
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Jerusalem Police Authorize Gay Pride Parade But Legislation May Block Event

By Gudrun Schultz JERUSALEM, Israel, May 29, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Israeli police issued a preliminary letter of permission last week for a homosexual pride parade in Jerusalem, Ynet News reported May 24, but a draft bill coming before the Knesset tomorrow may block the event. The Ministers Committee for Legislation voted Sunday to approve a bill that would give the city’s council power to ban events deemed dangerous to the public or offensive to religious groups. If the measure passes a vote in the Knesset on Wednesday, it would effectively make the gay pride parade planned for June 21 an […]
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Catholic De Paul University to Host Gay Conference

By Hilary White CHICAGO, May 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – DePaul University in Chicago, one of the largest and most important Catholic universities in the US, is hosting the second “Out There” conference on homosexuality and Catholic education. The conference, whose full title is the Conference of Scholars and Student Affairs Personnel Involved in “LGBTQ” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer) issues on Catholic Campuses, is being organized through the DePaul Women’s and Gender Studies department. It is scheduled for October 19-20, 2007 and is calling for submissions for papers and workshops. The first Out There conference was held at Jesuit-run […]
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No New Restrictions for British Homeschoolers in Draft Guidelines

By Hilary White LONDON, May 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UK’s Department for Education and Skills has issued a set of draft guidelines for homeschooling families that remind local administrative councils that parents have the legal right to educate their children at home. The draft guidelines are to accompany a proposed consultation period and represent a shift away from the department’s rumoured position against homeschooling. Plans to implement the compulsory registration and tight monitoring of homeschooling families have been dropped. Local authorities, the document says, have “no statutory duties in relation to monitoring the quality of home education on a […]
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Adult Stem Cells From Human Cord Umbilical Cord Blood Successfully Engineered to Make Insulin

GALVESTON, Texas, May 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a fundamental discovery that someday may help cure type 1 diabetes by allowing people to grow their own insulin-producing cells for a damaged or defective pancreas, medical researchers at the University of Texas have reported that they have engineered adult stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood to produce insulin. The researchers announced their laboratory finding, which caps nearly four years of research, in the June 2007 issue of the medical journal Cell Proliferation, posted online this week. Their paper calls it “the first demonstration that human umbilical cord blood-derived stem […]
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Pope Praises Rome Family Day Rally – “A Great and Extraordinary Popular Festival”

By Hilary White   ROME, May 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI has praised the massive gathering of supporters of natural marriage and the family held May 12th at the threshold of St. John Lateran Basilica, his own Cathedral church as Bishop of Rome.   In a speech to the Italian bishops, the Pope called the gathering a “great and extraordinary popular festival that showed how the family is profoundly rooted in the heart and life of Italians.”   He said, “While fully and cordially respecting the distinction between Church and politics… we cannot but concern ourselves with what […]
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“Harrowing” Romanian Abortion Film Wins Cannes’ Palm D’Or; Second Abortion Film to Win a Prestigious

By Peter J. Smith and John Jalsevac CANNES, France, May 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Judges at the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival awarded the coveted Palm d’Or to what is being described as a “harrowing” film. The winning submission depicts the personal and moral consequences that a young woman and her friend face as they attempt to obtain an illegal abortion for the young woman while living in communist Romania. Directed by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu and named for the age of the aborted baby, “4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days” [4 Luni, 3 Saptamini si 2 Zile], […]
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