Monday, January 08, 2007

Call to Action

From FRC's Action Alert:

On January 11, the House will consider a bill to fund research that requires the killing of human embryos. Sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), H.R. 3 will federally fund research on human embryos that supposedly are "leftover" from in vitro fertilization. Instead of promoting the adoption of these human embryos, this bill would require their death.

President Bush is the first president to federally fund human embryonic stem cell research. He decided that such research could be funded so long as the cells had been obtained from embryos on or prior to August 9, 2001. Since then, the government has funded research on over 22 stem cell lines. However, the President's policy does not encourage the further killing of human embryos.

Just as abortion is currently legal, killing human embryos is completely legal. The debate is about federal funding. We don't federally fund abortion even though it is legal. Likewise, we should not force U.S. taxpayers to fund research that requires the destruction of embryos. Last July, President Bush vetoed the same bill and the House upheld the veto. However, H.R. 3 would overturn the Bush policy and create a direct incentive to create and kill human embryos for research with your taxes! Please contact your Representative and let him or her know that you strongly oppose H.R. 3.

Click here to send an email to your Representative.

Then a new study just came out that shows stem cells in the amniotic fluid hold lots of promise. When you combine that with the multiple successes of adult stem cells and umbilical cord stem cells, why do we need to use federal money to kill embryos that have yet to prove any effectiveness.