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News, 3 October 2003

3 October 2003

3 October 2003 A US embryo adoption company plans to introduce the service in the UK this year, The Evening Standard reports. Snowflakes was created to rescue IVF embryos that would otherwise be discarded and has been responsible for the birth of 32 children in the US to date. It carries out procedures familiar to the traditional adoption process, including screening both sets of parents and allowing donor parents to veto adoptive parents they consider unsuitable. [This is London, 2 October 2003 ] A euthanasia campaigner convicted of second-degree murder in 1999 after killing a man with Lou Gehrig's disease during a television show has lost his appeal for early release. Jack Kevorkian, 75, is not eligible for parole until 2007 though his attorney intends to appeal the decision. Kevorkian claims to have assisted the deaths of over 130 people. [LifeNews.com, 3 October ] The US House of Representatives has approved a ban on partial birth abortion, Reuters reports. The bill now has to pass through the Senate before being presented to President Bush for signing and could become the first bill to ban a form of abortion since Roe v. Wade. [Reuters, 3 October ]

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