Fetal Rights

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Unborn victims bill scuttled

In May, a sub-committee of the standing committee on procedural and House affairs ruled that Bill C-291, a private member’s bill by Conservative MP Leon Benoit (Vegreville-Wainwright) that would have made it a separate criminal offence to harm an unborn child during the commission of a crime against a pregnant mother, was non-votable. On June 6, the full committee upheld the ... (Continue reading)

Unborn victims of violence bill put forth

On May 17, Conservative MP Leon Benoit (Vegreville-Wainwright) introduced a bill in Parliament to recognize unborn victims of violence. Bill C-291, an act to amend the Criminal Code (injuring or causing the death of a child before or during its birth while committing an offence), saw first reading. Benoit hopes to address, however narrowly, the fact that Canada is the ... (Continue reading)

Ottawa won’t recognize ‘fetus’ claim

Interim Staff Conservative MP Gary Breitkreuz (Yorkton-Melville) introduced a motion to have the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights investigate the case of Lloyd Schrier, whose mother underwent “de-patterning” experiments in 1960 under CIA-funded Montreal psychiatrist Ewen Cameron until her nine-month of pregnancy. In 1994, Ottawa compensated 77 of Cameron’s patients who ... (Continue reading)

Don’t believe the stem cell hype

Paul Tuns and John-Henry Westen The Interim U.S. researchers and a sycophantic mainstream media are trumpeting the latest embryonic stem cell “discovery” – stem cells that are derived ethically from embryos. According to the scientific magazine Nature, Massachusetts-based biotech firm Advanced Cell Technology has developed a procedure that removes single cells from early-stage embryos without always killing ... (Continue reading)

Health agency alters rules to make embryo research

LifeSiteNews.com Special to The Interim The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is the government body overseeing Canadian experiments in cloning and use of embryos for research and was the major lobbyist in favour of the unrestricted use of living embryonic human beings for destructive medical research.... (Continue reading)

‘Experts’ don’t have ethical problem with fetal ‘art’

Terry Vanderheyden The Interim A panel of experts has concluded there is no reason to exclude a controversial piece of “art,” which depicts the head of an unborn baby grafted onto the body of a bird,  from a collection of Chinese works on display in a Swiss museum. One legal expert claims opposition to the piece ... (Continue reading)

Stems cells linked to ‘genetic errors’

LifeSiteNews.com Special to The Interim Human embryonic stem cells have long been known to be unstable and difficult to control. In some cases, where they have been used directly in therapeutic trials, the use of embryonic stem cells has been disastrous for patients. Now, a researcher from Johns Hopkins University, an institution that has backed the use of ... (Continue reading)

Frist’s embryonic research betrayal draws wide condemnation

LifeSiteNews.com Special to The Interim In a speech in the U.S. Senate at the end of July, Bill Frist, the Senate majority leader, broke radically both with President Bush and his own past statements by supporting a bill to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.... (Continue reading)

Chinese ‘artist’ uses aborted baby in work

Lifesite News The Interim A Chinese artist who has attached the head of an aborted baby to the body of a bird in the name of art is defending his work after a Swiss gallery removed the piece from a collection of Chinese works on display in Bern.... (Continue reading)

One victim or two?

Eli Schuster The Interim Should a man who murders his wife and unborn child face two charges, rather than one charge, of murder? Pro-abortion advocates, who believe any such recognition of unborn life could lead to restrictions upon abortion say “no,” and a recent case in Edmonton is starting to unnerve ... (Continue reading)

Let’s keep our focus on the city of God

“For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for a city that is to come.” Heb. 13:14 Same-sex “marriage” is now legal in Canada. People who hold to conservative values just have lost a major battle after a two-year struggle. Moreover, it was only two years ago that the government passed legislation giving permission to experiment ... (Continue reading)

Canada joins embryo stem cell club

By Paul Tuns The Interim Researchers at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto have produced Canada’s first embryonic stem cell lines and are boasting about this country being a leader in curing various diseases and ailments. Some scientists, however, say those involved in the ground-breaking science are overstating claims as to the kind of cures that may come from the unproven research. Dr. Andras Nagy, a senior researcher at Mount Sinai, said the new ... (Continue reading)

Judge rules embryo is a human being

Hilary White Special to The Interim The in-vitro fertilization industry is worried that a Chicago court decision, in which an embryo was ruled to be a human being, could put an end to IVF and abortion. On Friday, Feb. 4, Cook County Judge Jeffrey Lawrence ruled that a couple’s wrongful death ... (Continue reading)

Bush proclaims National Sanctity of Human Life Day

Editor's Note: President George W. Bush released this proclamation on Jan. 15. George W. Bush Special to The Interim The Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all Americans are endowed by the Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we ... (Continue reading)

Vancouver woman chose for her baby’s life before succumbing to cancer

LifeSiteNews.com Special to The Interim Gabriele Helms, an assistant professor of English at the University of British Columbia, died on New Year's Eve of breast cancer, but not before giving life to her much-awaited daughter, who was born at 26 weeks - just before her mother's death. ... (Continue reading)

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