Obama Overturns Another Pro-Life Policy
Orders funding of unethical and destructive embryonic stem cell research
Washington, D.C. — President Obama signed an executive order today to fund destructive human embryonic stem cell research, overturning a policy that promoted ethical science and astonishing scientific advances.
"Embryonic stem cell research is a destructive and outdated method that has become a holy grail to political and scientific activists who seek no moral restraints on their work. President Obama's order places the worst kind of politics above ethics — politics driven by hype makes overblown promises, fuels the desperation of the suffering, and financially benefits those seeking to strip morality from science. It is politics at its worst," stated Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America.
"Millions of dollars have been spent on destructive embryonic stem cell research in California, England and elsewhere. The results have been abject failure because embryonic stem cells tend to become deadly tumors. Science has surpassed this unethical research, producing astonishing advances with adult stem cells and discovering ways to make embryonic-like stem cells without killing anyone. Alternatives to embryonic stem cells are more efficient, effective, and are actually treating patients."
"Some claim that hundreds of thousands of embryos are discarded each year and should be used for research. This is absolutely false. Most of the 400,000 embryos in fertility clinics are wanted by their parents and are awaiting implantation and the welcoming arms of their families. The claim betrays an attitude that these embryos are government property and can be confiscated and used for experiments. It's an example of the hype and manipulation advocates of embryonic stem cell research have used to pursue their politics."
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