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LAWYERS URGE LEGISLATION FOR NRTs, CAN’T DECLARE SEX-SELECTION WRONG

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld., Aug 25 (LSN) – At a meeting of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) yesterday, lawyers discussed their concerns about the absence of Canadian legislation regarding new reproductive technologies (NRTs). Dr. Sheila Martin, a Calgary lawyer and an “expert” in the NRT field, said,  “Canadian law has yet to catch up with numerous complex issues of reproductive technology.” Some of these so-called complex issues that demand legal guidance include the assigning of parenthood given the vagaries of egg and sperm donation, sex-selection, and monetary gain.  Pro-lifers have consistently raised concerns over NRTs and the cavalier way many of […]
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CONTRACEPTIVE EXPERIMENT EXPLOITS AFRICAN WOMEN

CAMEROON, Aug 25 (LSN) – A recent study which found that the spermicide nonoxynol-9 fails to provide “protection” against sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, used as subjects for the experiment poor African women. American Life League exposed the very disturbing nature of this study. Data recorded in the New England Journal of Medicine last week indicates that the researchers exploited 1,292 women working as prostitutes in Cameroon for their experiment.  The study had one group of “female sex workers” use the spermicide while “on the job” and a control group who did not use the product. The researchers concluded that […]
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EYE TISSUE FROM ABORTED BABIES USED FOR EXPERIMENTATION

CHICAGO, Aug 25 (LSN) – One of the most gruesome procedures used in treating blindness today is the use of eye tissue from aborted babies. At a meeting Sunday of the Foundation Fighting Blindness researchers acknowledged that there is no conclusive evidence that the “cell transplants” have improved vision.  Nevertheless, Dr. Marco Zarbin and other researchers insisted that they continue to make use of the eye tissue from murdered pre-born children.  Outside of government, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the largest supporter of research in retinal degenerative diseases. The use of aborted babies in medical research was given a boost […]
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FEW NATIONS BOYCOTT EUGENICS CONFERENCE HELD IN CHINA

BEIJING, Aug 25 (LSN) – Zenit news service reported last week that a genetics conference which met on August 12 in Beijing was boycotted by several nations in protest of Chinese policies which forbid couples to marry who have “genetic defects or limitations of a serious nature.” Zenit notes that the couples are allowed to marry if they are sterilized and those who ignore the law can be forcibly aborted.  U.S., British, Dutch, and Argentine Genetics Associations stayed away from the conference in protest.  A message sent by The International Genetics Federation said that the Chinese law “based on an […]
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ABORTUARY CHALLENGES STATE LAW FOR MORE PROFITS

TULSA, Okla., Aug 25 (LSN) – Indicating that the pursuit of profit is more important to them than the health and safety of women, a Tulsa abortuary is suing the state of Oklahoma to do away with its law requiring that women wanting late-term abortions be hospitalized.  Late-term abortions have consistently been demonstrated to be a greater risk to women than early and mid-term abortions. Hence, even many abortion advocates believe that they should only be performed in hospitals where there is greater access to quality emergency care. In order to get abortion legalized,  abortion advocates used the demand for […]
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KANSAS’ PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION LAW GUTTED BY MENTAL HEALTH PROVISION

TOPEKA, Aug 24 (LSN) – In court arguments last Thursday, state attorneys agreed to allow a mental-health exception to the partial-birth abortion law against the advice of the law’s drafters. The notorious partial-birth abortionist George Tiller challenged a Kansas law forbidding partial-birth abortions that went into effect on July 1. The state’s pro-abortion Attorney General Carla Stovall hired the law firm of Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer to handle the state’s defense.  The legislation outlawed the abortion of babies after 22 weeks of development unless two doctors agreed that the life of the mother was threatened or that the continued […]
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WARNING: DONATION SCAM BY “AMERICAN RIGHT TO LIFE”

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (LSN) – On Friday, Lutherans for Life (LFL) issued a warning to pro-lifers regarding a telemarketing donation scam targeting pro-lifers by a group calling itself “American Right to Life.”  National Right to Life in Washington investigated “American Right to Life” finding that it:  * uses a toll-free number that is answered by a voice-mail system (calls requesting more information have   not been returned).  * is not registered as a lobbying organization in either house of Congress.  * uses, as its headquarters, a box number at a rental outlet in Washington,D.C.  LFL executive director Dr. James I. […]
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$50K TAX-DOLLAR PRIZE FOR CONDOM PACKAGE DESIGN

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 24 (LSN) – The US government is handing out $50,000 of taxpayers’ money to the winners of an American condom package design contest, reported American Life League (ALL) on Friday. The contest,  being run by two California advertising agencies, is intended to encourage young artists to design “the coolest condom package.” The monies being used were granted by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  According to ALL one of the submissions is a parody of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting of God and Adam. In this rendition, God is handing Adam a condom. The drawing includes […]
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PRO-FAMILY GROUP URGES LOBBYING RE: GAY SURVEY

TORONTO, Aug 24 (LSN) – The Canadian Family Action Coalition (CFAC) urged pro-family advocates last week to increase their lobbying efforts to their local Members of Parliament to protest the federally funded survey of practicing homosexuals being undertaken by the extremist group EGALE (Equality for Gays And Lesbians Everywhere). CFAC says that the government is looking for evidence of discrimination and violence against gays and lesbians in order to justify their “so-called ‘hate crimes’ legislation.”  CFAC charges that the government has all but assured that they will get the results they are looking for by allowing EGALE to perform the […]
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PRO-LIFER ON TRIAL TODAY ASKS FOR PRAYERS

LONDON, England, Aug 21 (LSN) – Prayers are requested for pro-life activist Michael O’Doherty who begins his second trial today for holding up a picture of a six-week pre-born child in front of the Marie Stopes abortuary as a peaceful and prayerful witness to mothers who enter. In Epping Magistrates Court Michael is charged with breaking bail and violating the Public Order Act by holding the picture which his persecutors claim is “likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.” Michael is a 64-year-old father of six and grandfather of six who prays faithfully in front of the abortuaries.
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