House Passes Stem Cell Funding Bill

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This is old news now, but the House, predictably, passed the bill expanding funding for ESC research 253-174. It falls short of enough votes to override the President’s veto, which is promised to come. Thank goodness for small favors.

Stem Cell Idealogues vs. the Facts

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This article by Yuval Levin on NRO articulates the “sorry state of the embryonic stem cell debate” in American society. Because of people like Michael J. Fox and the late Christopher Reeve showing the world the effects of their disability and disease in order to promote the misguided hope of human ESC research, I think many Americans are afraid to … Read More

To My Fellow Catholics

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Almost one-third of the new congress is Catholic. This includes pro-abortion/ESC research Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. In light of the House vote tomorrow we would do well to remind our brothers and sisters in the House of their duty as Catholics to uphold the sanctity and dignity of human life and urge them to exercise this duty by … Read More

Call You Congressmen

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The United States House of Representatives is scheduled to vote for more federal funding of embryonic stem cell research tomorrow. Now is a good time to get a hold of your representatives and urge them to oppose the DeGette/Castle Bill, H.R. 3. This bill, like the one President Bush vetoed last year, will ease restrictions placed on federal funding of … Read More

Excellence in Broadcasting

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Rush Limbaugh had some great commentary today on the politics of embryonic stem cell research. He spoke specifically about the left who support ESC research and their unwillingness to accept research that does not require the killing of innocent human life. As expected they are blowing off the recent report of amniotic fluid stem cells as irrelevant to the ESC … Read More

3 Year Old Infused With Own Stem Cells

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CHICAGO: A three-year-old leukemia victim was given a life-saving infusion of her own cord blood, marking the first time a child with this disease served as their own blood donor, American doctors said Thursday. This was largely thanks the the girl’s parent’s decision to save some of her umbilical cord after she was born. The future, my friends, is not … Read More

Brownback Supported in Iowa

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Iowa Right to Life has officially endorsed Sen. Sam Brownback for President in 2008. Other candidates, like Gov. Mitt Romney, are still trying to position themselves as ‘pro-life’ candidates, but Brownback, according to IRL president, “has been principled, consistent and unwavering in his support for the right to life.” Sen. Brownback will make his presidential bid official in an announcement … Read More

Women Deserve Better

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Well, Nancy Pelosi has been sworn in (and I have had to stop myself from vomitting a few times). She’s made history as the first female speaker of the house and many are calling this an advancement for women, but SanFranNan’s stron pro-abortion views, and voting record, is actually a disservice to women everywhere. With a 0% pro-life voting record … Read More

Congress is at it Again

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Next week the US House of Representitives is scheduled to take up another measure that would overturn the limits President Bush put on funding embryonic stem cell research. Word is they’re still a good number of votes short of a veto override. Let’s just hope that the President remains faithful to his first veto. Action: Call your member of Congress … Read More

The New Year Has Begun

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So it is time to look back on the year that has come to an end. Wesley Smith wrote a piece for the Center for Bioethics and Culture last month highlighting the ups and downs in bioethics last year. He also did a radio interview on the same subject. Jennifer Lahl also has a similar look back on her blog, … Read More