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Wednesday February 23, 2000


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UBC STUDENTS TO HOLD PRO-LIFE DEMONSTRATION

VANCOUVER, Feb 23 (LSN.ca) – Today pro-life students at the University of British Columbia will be having another pro-life display. The first display, shown on November 23rd was destroyed by pro-choice” protestors who objected to it. The students went to Supreme Court yesterday but failed to obtain an injunction to prevent a repeat destruction of their display. Similar to the previous event, the members of Students for Life will be setting up their display in front of the “Goddess of Democracy”, located near the Student Union Building from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

The display consists of graphic photos that associate the act of abortion with the atrocities of past and present practices of genocide, such as the Jewish Holocaust, the killing fields of Cambodia, the slaughter in Rwanda and the killings during the battle for freedom of American slaves. The approach that Students for Life takes on the abortion debate is that the act of abortion is another form of genocide taking place in this day and age.

To see a video of the original pro-life display being trashed see:
https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/1999/dec/99121002.html


EUROPE OK’S HUMAN CLONING BY MISTAKE

EDINBURGH, Feb 23 (LSN.ca) – Thanks to a meticulous search through a 235-page patent application document, Greenpeace has discovered that the European Patent Office approved human cloning last December. The Patent Office claimed yesterday that the approval was “by mistake”. The Telegraph reports that EP 695351 was granted last December to the University of Edinburgh and the Australian company Stem Cell Sciences.

Christian Gugerell, head of the biotechnology section of the Munich-based patent office, said: “We’ve committed a very serious error. It’s not our practice to grant patents on human beings.”

See the Telegraph article at:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000142592815120&rtmo;=3wH3qK…


PRO-LIFE CUBAN MD TO PRISON OVER PROTEST

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 23 (LSN.ca) – Oscar Elias Biscet, a pro-life MD in Cuba who lost his job at a government hospital due to his refusal to commit abortion on demand, faces seven years in prison for protesting against the holding of political prisoners. The Associated Press reports the harsh penalty stems from his alleged November 3 hanging of the Cuban flag upside down in protest.

See the AP report at Nando Times at:
https://www.nando.com/noframes/story/0,2107,500171897-5002216…


ALAN KEYES SAYS “RACISTS IN THE MEDIA” DENY COVERAGE

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (LSN.ca) – Alan Keyes, the only black candidate in the US Presidential election, told CNN Sunday that “racists in media” want to restrict his exposure in order to hide his conservative views from fellow African Americans. “These racists don’t want black people to know that the most capable candidate in this race has a black skin,” he said. “Because that might excite some folks in the black community.”

Keyes said he would stay in the race indefinitely. See the report from the Conservative News Service:
https://www.conservativenews.org/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=\Poli…


LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Pro-Life E-News reports that the ABC 20/20 special on the marketing of aborted baby parts has been postponed again to March 8 to coincide with the US federal hearings on the topic.

England’s Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has distributed a quote from the Herald and Metro quoting the new Catholic archbishop of Westminster, Bishop Cormac Murphy- O’Connor as saying abortion is “always an evil”, even in the case of rape-victims and pregnant 12-year-olds.

Russia saw its sharpest decline in population since 1992 last year, with the number of inhabitants falling by 784,500 or 0.5 per cent, according to official figures cited on Monday. The figures show that Russia’s population has shrunk by 2.8 million, or almost two per cent, in the past eight years. (Agence France Presse, February 21 2000)


US NEWS ROUNDUP

Yesterday National Lutherans For Life commended the Board of Regents of Concordia University, River Forest, IL, for voting unanimously not to award an honorary doctorate to former senator Paul Simon. “It was the right decision to avoid honoring someone whose views on the God-given sanctity of human life are inconsistent with the Word of God.”

The Boston Globe reported yesterday that Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne signed a law requiring girls under 18 to get parental or judicial consent before getting an abortion. ”The decision to terminate a pregnancy and essentially a life is so serious that parents should give their consent,” the governor said during the signing ceremony. https://www.boston.com/dailynews/053/nation/Idaho_governor_si…

The Telegraph reports that a forthcoming biography of David Geffen, the homosexual activist film and music billionaire, is causing panic in Hollywood. Geffen is a founding partner of the film studio DreamWorks SKG with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Geffen is part of a group of influential homosexuals known as The Velvet Mafia which includes powerful figures in the fashion, film and music industry, and artists and designers. Their combined influence is said to shape their industries and the book by Tom King, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, looks set to name those involved. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000142592815120&rtmo;=3wH3qK…

New polls indicate that women voters are beginning to abandon Hillary Clinton, stripping her of her most important voting base for her Senate contest. https://www.the-times.co.uk./news/pages/Times/timfgnusa02005….


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