Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The President Did A Good Thing Today...
Finally, some strong words against embryonic stem cell research!
“These boys and girls are not spare parts. (Applause.) They remind us of what is lost when embryos are destroyed in the name of research. They remind us that we all begin our lives as a small collection of cells. And they remind us that in our zeal for new treatments and cures, America must never abandon our fundamental morals.”
“If this bill would have become law, American taxpayers would, for the first time in our history, be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos. And I'm not going to allow it. (Applause.)
I made it clear to the Congress that I will not allow our nation to cross this moral line. I felt like crossing this line would be a mistake, and once crossed, we would find it almost impossible to turn back. Crossing the line would needlessly encourage a conflict between science and ethics that can only do damage to both, and to our nation as a whole. If we're to find the right ways to advance ethical medical research, we must also be willing, when necessary, to reject the wrong ways. So today, I'm keeping the promise I made to the American people by returning this bill to Congress with my veto.”’ (President George Bush, July 19, 2006)
The truth of the matter is that, as someone who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, I could potentially benefit from this immoral type of stem cell research. But do I want to see helpless babies killed for my cure? Heck no!
It is time for the American people to stand up and recognize that throwing money at ESCR (embryonic stem cell research) is not the answer! There are so many advances in adult stem cell research and umbilical cord stem cell research.
The pro-choice followers love it because once again it keeps us from looking at an unborn baby as just that. The scientists look at it as a cash cow to fund their research projects in the hope of being the first to have a positive outcome. In the end it devalues an embryo (baby) to a mass of cells which can be pulled apart for a “cure” in the name of science.
Who will stand up for the unborn children? President Bush did today. We, as tax-payers, and as compassionate and moral individuals must not rest until babies are safe from harm in their mother’s womb.