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MRL Denounces Obama’s Actions

Missouri Right to LifeMemo from Missouri Right to Life:

Missouri Right to Life denounces President Obama’s Executive Order mandating taxpayer funding of research that will destroy living human embryos. Obama’s reversal of the Bush administration’s policy limiting taxpayer funding to research that did not promote the further destruction of human embryos will result in the wide-scale destruction of human life.

“President Obama’s action today illustrates a profound disregard for the unalienable right to life acknowledged by our founding fathers and mandates that taxpayers will be forced to subsidize life-destroying research,” said Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life.

“Missouri Right to Life supports ethical research using adult stem cells, which have produced treatments for many diseases and ailments, including Parkinson’s Disease, heart disease, spinal cord injuries, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Obama’s action comes at a time when scientists now possess the ability to produce embryo-like stem cells that do not involve the destruction of human embryos. President Obama is advancing an extreme anti-life agenda that sacrifices human lives in complete disregard for scientific reality.”

All citizens who oppose the use of their taxpayer money to support life-destroying and unproven research are urged to contact their elected representatives and President Obama and express their outrage at this Executive Order.

(view memo online)

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2 Comments

  1. morsec0de says:

    “Obama’s reversal of the Bush administration’s policy limiting taxpayer funding to research that did not promote the further destruction of human embryos will result in the wide-scale destruction of human life.”

    Actually, it won’t.

    The research uses the unused embryos from people who use invitro. If those embryos aren’t used for stem cell research, they are destroyed. And they have been for all the years that Bush was in office.

    So, it’s your choice. Do you want them used for research to save lives, or just destroyed?

    • chelseaz says:

      Inevitable death does not justify the use and destruction of human life for scientific research. My ultimate choice would be that none of these embryos be created in the first place. Since they are, however, there really is no ethical option for IVF embryos that will never be implanted. Being thrown away, used for research or perpetually frozen – all are equally beneath their dignity as human beings.

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