Thursday, December 03, 2009

War on Human Embryos

Thanks to Obama's "progressive policies," your taxes now support the destruction of human embryos for research purposes. This atrocity, using humans as mere means to unproven ends, is endorsed by Francis Collins, a self-proclaimed evangelical and Obama appointee, who bizarrely says that this practice can be defended by those who hold to the sanctify of life.

No, it can not be defended by those who believe in the sanctity of human life. The sanctify of life claims that human life qua human life has intrinsic and incomparable value. Humans should never be used as merely a means to an end, especially if that end means their own death by killing (even when euphemistically referred to as "experimentation").


Kamilla said...


Simply one more reason I refuse to use the label, "Evangelical". If you are not familiar with Jennifer Lahl and the Center for Bioethics and Culture, you might want to take a look at her work there:

Their film, "Lines that Divide" is an excellent weapon in the debate over ESC v. ASC.


pgepps said...

Ben Nelson's opposition should interest you!

Dr. Polhemus said...

You say, "your taxes now support the destruction of human embryos for research purposes." This is not true.

Tax dollars can now be used for stem cell research, but only on existing stem cell lines. Tax dollars cannot be used to support the destruction of human embryos to create new stem cell lines.

The existing stem cell lines come from embryos that were created for fertility treatment (no tax dollars involved) and would have been destroyed anyway.