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TORONTO, January 30, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Canadian and American pro-life groups are set to begin protesting outside in vitro fertilization clinics this Saturday. Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) is organizing a demonstration at the “Success Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies” (S.T.A.R.T.) in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic in downtown Toronto on Saturday, February 2nd 2002. Meanwhile, in Fairfax Virginia, pro-life youth will conduct a prayer vigil and protest Saturday at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.

CLC points out that “The IVF process necessarily involves the death of countless tiny embryonic human beings. The process almost always involves the freezing of 'extra' embryos which are then often used in destructive medical research. In IVF, the child is reduced to a commodity, a thing to be bought, sold, experimented upon discarded or destroyed. This attitude erodes the dignity of the human person. It leads to the objectification of all persons and the general acceptance of abortion and euthanasia. The human embryo is a human person and must be accorded in law all the protections enjoyed by all persons.”

“Playing God by creating humans in petri dishes is simply wrong,” says American Life League president Judie Brown. “Children have the right to begin their lives within the context of marriage—a man and a woman committed to each other and open to parenting children. The pro-life movement needs to address the evils of in vitro fertilization with the same diligence with which we denounce all other forms of abortion.”

Toronto demonstration: 
Bay St. Toronto on Saturday February 02, 2002 from noon to 1 pm. 
For more information call: (416) 204-9749 or from out of town, 1-800-730-5358

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