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April 02, 2002|
Kansas Supreme Court To Decide When Life Begins |
Kansas law requires the attorney general to raise questions of constitutional law with the state Supreme Court when ordered to do so by either house of the Legislature. Because the current attorney general, Carla Stovall, is an ardent supporter of abortion on demand, legislators have been reluctant to move. Now, Stovall is planning to step down and run for Governor. On March 21, 2002, the Kansas House voted 70-50 to direct the attorney general's office to file a lawsuit asking the Kansas Supreme Court to make the declaration that life begins at conception. The lawsuit will not be filed until after February 1, 2003 when the new attorney general is in office.
Dr. Elias Zerhouni Nominated to Head NIH
In announcing the nominee, President Bush said Dr. Zerhouni "shares my view that human life is precious and should not be exploited or destroyed for the benefit of others." We hope that means that Dr. Zerhouni, whose nomination must be confirmed by the Senate, will assist the President in leading the way for a total ban on human cloning and on embryonic stem cell research.
President Bush also nominated Dr. Richard Carmona of Tucson, AZ to fill the position of U.S. Surgeon General. When asked if both nominees share Bush's ethical opposition to human cloning and embryonic stem cell research, White House press secretary Ari Fleischer told reporters, "Suffice it to say that these are administration appointees. They serve the president; they serve his policies and I don t think you would expect the president to appoint people who hold wildly different views than he does."
What is troubling is Bush s own morally unacceptable position. He does not support experiments on human embryos, unless they were killed prior to October 10, 2001. What's the difference when a developing baby is killed for his stem cells? He's still very dead. The line has been crossed.
Now we have learned that the NIH has invited "applications for grants to develop, conduct, evaluate, and disseminate short-term courses on laboratory research techniques for human embryonic stem cell lines. The courses should include hands-on experience to improve the knowledge and skills of biomedical researchers to maintain, characterize, and utilize human embryonic stem cells in basic research studies and be made available to investigators in research areas of interest to all of the institutes and centers of the NIH."
We invite you to take a look at the grant proposal yourself and see how the federal government is becoming complicit in developing "better methods" of dissecting these tiny humans.
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