In a week where a study made the front page of most national newspapers regarding embryonic FLUID stem cell research- the Democratic majority Congress put their agenda on the table. The study which echoes many of strong points that stem cells from umbilical cord blood and adult stem cells are actually superior and plentiful and don’t compromise life. The defiant congress is bent on pressing in on life issues, and may be asking for long term problems in their re-elect ability and from their hopes of taking the White House in 2008.
“Today’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to spend tax dollars on destroying human embryos does not give hope that this Congress will end wasteful and immoral spending,” said Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America (CWA).
“Allowing unethical research that kills small human beings is apparently not enough for some. They insist that all Americans must be complicit by paying for it, even though superior alternatives – which are ethical and effective – not only exist but are already treating patients. Since ethical alternatives exist, this bill is about playing politics, not helping patients.”
The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration.
“We hope the Senate will show a more vigilant regard for life and not fall prey to the manipulations and falsehoods extended by those who want to strip human rights from an entire class of human beings,” said Wendy Wright.
If Democratic discourse continues in world and domestic policy the trust level for the balance of power may take a decisive right turn in the next four years. To start out with voting on the most controversial issue proves that this congress is ready to continue wearing the hood of the culture of death.
H.R. 3 (The EMBRYONIC Stem Cell Research Funding Bill) passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 253-174 but not with enough support to override a veto by President Bush. A National Right to Life Group sent out a release this afternoon which read “Embryonic stem cells have yet to cure one person – yet adult stem cells have had 1229 clinical trials including 614 that are currently recruiting patients. Now with the discovery stem cells in amniotic fluid there is NO reason for EMBRYONIC stem cell research.”
It is not necessary to sacrifice the life of embryos to obtain cells that could become embryonic stem cell lines,” said Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md). “It is wrong to use federal taxpayer dollars for research which offends the morals and ethics of millions of Americans.”