SENATOR SPECTOR ASKS BUSH TO FUND MORE EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH In a letter sent on Monday Sen. Arlen Specter asked President Bush to allow federal funding for research on “potentially safer” human embryonic stem cell lines.   IOWA REQUIRES ABORTIONISTS TO REPORT CHEMICAL ABORTIONS Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack signed legislation Monday requiring doctors to report dispensing mefepristone for medical abortions.   MISSOURI GOVERNOR PROMISES VETO OF ANY MEASURE THAT WOULD HINDER ABORTIONS Speaking to pro-abortion activists Tuesday, Gov. Bob Holden vowed to veto any legislation that he believed would ‘hinder a women’s right to get an abortion in Missouri.’   PRO-LIFE ‘CROSS’ DISPLAY AT UMASS EVOKES PHYSICAL THREATS, VANDALISM   MACARTHUR FOUNDATION GRANTS $1 MILLION FOR ABORTION SERVICES IN NIGERIA   SHOULD DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FAVOUR WOMEN?  Feminists at the United Nations want overseas assistance programs to place higher priority on helping women, because they are allegedly hardest hit by such crises as the AIDS pandemic in Africa. But critics say the proposal violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which prohibits any form of sex discrimination.   EARTH DAY FOUNDER RAISES U.S. POPULATION SCARE Gaylord Nelson, 86, the former Wisconsin governor and U.S. Senator who led the Earth Day movement in 1969, is raising the “alarm” that the U.S. population will grow from 291 million to 500 million during the 21st century—and that measures should be taken to arrest this growth.   PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER VOWS TO CONTINUE HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGES Rev. Stephen Van Kuiken, 44, a Presbyterian minister in Ohio whose own church has convicted him of violating church law by marrying same-sex couples, vows to continue the practice.   CROSS-WEARING WOMAN FIGHTS SUSPENSION   CONCERNED WOMEN FOR TALKING POINTS RE: FIGHTING JUDICIAL NOMINATION FILIBUSTERS   ‘GAY’ ACTIVISTS TARGET SANTORUM FOR ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION   U.S. HOMOSEXUAL GROUP BACKS OFF FROM 10% MYTH


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