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US SENATE CLONING DEBATE POSTPONED TILL NEXT YEAR Senate Republicans yesterday abruptly dropped a bid to force immediate action on anti-cloning legislation since its combination with an energy bill was dooming the matter to defeat.

IRISH HIGH COURT STOPS PREGNANT WOMAN’S DEPORTATION   Irish media report that a pregnant Nigerian woman has been granted a temporary High Court order preventing her deportation pending further proceedings. The woman’s lawyer’s argued that her deportation would be an interference with the unborn baby’s right to life and right to achieve his or her birthright under Article 2 of the Constitution.

11,500 SCOTS SIGN PETITION AGAINST GOV’T SPONSORED SEX EDUCATION PACK An 11,500-name petition was handed to the Scottish Parliament condemning a controversial Government-backed sex education handout which includes information on group sex, homosexuality and sado-masochism.

BRITISH CATHOLIC MEDIA GROUPS DEFYING BAN ON PRO-LIFE ADS Cybercast News Service reports that two major British Catholic newspaper groups are defying an edict from the country’s advertising watchdog by publishing an advertisement stating that the morning-after pill induces abortion.