Embryonic stem cell show down – Some states say NO

cartoonsmall031209From AP:   A showdown is shaping up in some of the nation’s most conservative states over embryonic stem cell research, as opponents draw language and tactics from the battle over abortion to counter President Barack Obama‘s plan to ease research restrictions.

“If you are someone who believes that a single cell embryo is a person then you are looking for any opportunity you can to make that argument. But as a country, legally, we’ve never accepted that,” said Michael Werner of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research. “The legislative tactics are the same.”

“No ones right for a cure supersedes someone elses right to life,” said Dan Becker, president of Georgia Right to Life.

True enough. Life begins at conception, not when it’s viable enough, according to the Freedom of Choice Act. Since an embryo, or a preborn American citizen, is only a few cells – it’s not a human YET which somehow makes it okay.

“This sets the stage for an attack on the Dickey-Wicker law, which since 1995 has been a provision of the annual appropriations bills for federal health programs.  This law prohibits federal funding of ‘the creation of a human embryo or embryos for research purposes; or research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death . . .’  Any member of Congress who votes for legislation to repeal this law is voting to allow federal funding of human embryo farms, created through the use of human cloning”, says Douglas Johnson, a spokesman for the National Right to Life Committee.

With all of this said and done so far, few have mentioned the fact that cloning for research purposes does occur more than most people think, but with the new legislation, it will be much more prevelent and all in the name of science.

In Georgia, a measure that would ban some forms of stem cell research on fertilized embryos is moving quickly through the state Senate. The bill would outlaw the destruction of fertilized embryos, which the legislation defines as a person. It is expected to face a vote in the full state Senate on Thursday.

Similar “personhood” measures have cleared one chamber each in Montana and North Dakota. These states view that life begins at conception and is a person that has all rights that any other person does, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The liberal media finds these moms with disabled or sick children saying that they are ecstatic that embryonic stem cell research will go ahead ‘because as a mom, you want to do everything for your sick child’. Yes, at the expense of another child or children to MAYBE find a cure for whatever is ailing the child. For one thing, embryonic stem cell research has been going on behind closed doors, privately funded and somewhat publicly funded, for quite some time. So, go ahead with your ‘Hip Hip Hurray Obama’ for now – all he did is look as if he came just in the nick of time to save the day when in reality it’s been here the entire time.

Can you live with yourself knowing that you have seen the demise of who knows how many children to justify curing one?



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