Memo 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.