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August 27, 2001
CWL studies reproductive issues
SPECIAL TO THE WCR
CALGARY — Canada's 104,000 members of the Catholic Women's League have been encouraged to speak out on federal government proposals to govern new reproductive technologies.
Sister Mary Lou Cranston, director of the St. Joseph's College Ethics Centre in Edmonton, urged CWL members to educate themselves about the complex subject so that every member can speak out now.
In addition, Cranston urged Catholic women to educate themselves so that they are in a better position to help Catholics and others make informed ethical decisions in the years to come.
"I really believe the more people who speak up the better," she said. "I think this is worth speaking up about."
At the national CWL convention, Cranston outlined the federal discussion paper released in early May.
Under discussion in the paper is a wide range of activities covering everything from human cloning to the creation of human embryos for research purposes.
The document proposes banning several activities to ensure that human reproduction is not overly commercialized.
The federal government is accepting submissions concerning its proposals till the end of the year, she said.
In response, the CWL unanimously passed two motions:
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