Saturday, December 17, 2005

Cord Blood Bill Passed by the Senate

The Culture of death almost won again. They tried to block HR 2520, a bill that will provide blood for collection and storage of umbilical cord blood "because they favor an embryonic stem cell research proposal".


The house overwhelmingly passed HR 2520 to save lives through cord blood research only to almost have it rejected by the culture-of-death Democrats in the Senate.

The problem is, we have culture-of-death Republicans in office too.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, who sponsored the cord blood measure in the Senate and supports the embryonic stem cell legislation, said, "I think we should take the majority leader's word that he'll bring [HR 810] up" next year, CQ Today reported.
No decent Republican should support any bill which gives our government permission to kill human beings for experimentation. Sen. Bill Frist should have demanded a vote on HR 2520 based on it's merits, not on a condition that HR 810 would be brought up.

We should not make deals with the devil.

Argue till you're blue in the face, embryonic stem cell research is wrong, as are fertility treatments. These so-called "extra" embryos would not be available if there were no fertility treatments.

Let's read part of HR 810:


`(a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any regulation or guidance), the Secretary shall conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells in accordance with this section (regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo) .

`(b) Ethical Requirements- Human embryonic stem cells shall be eligible for use in any research conducted or supported by the Secretary if the cells meet each of the following:

`(1) The stem cells were derived from human embryos that have
been donated from in vitro fertilization clinics, were created for the purposes of fertility treatment, and were in excess of the clinical need of the individuals seeking such treatment.

`(2) Prior to the consideration of embryo donation and through consultation with the individuals seeking fertility treatment, it was determined that the embryos would never be implanted in a woman and would otherwise be discarded.

`(3) The individuals seeking fertility treatment donated the embryos with written informed consent and without receiving any financial or other inducements to make the donation.
They have the gall to say "Ethical Requirements".
"would otherwise be discarded"?
Why would a human being be discarded?

We must accept the fact that life begins at conception, not when a baby exits the womb of the mother. We must speak out against this kind of research!

Please don't think your responsibility ends when you push the button on the voting machine. Get involved and help us end abortion in this country. Help us defend the defenseless and help the helpless. Join us in the Monthly March for Life at We unite every month on the first Friday in a Call for Life where we email, call and/or march to let our representatives know we want abortion to end.

United we stand - Divided they die - Pass it on


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