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Oct. 4, 2002|
California to Allow Embryonic Stem Cell Research |
The AP (9/22/02), in a story by Jennifer Coleman, reported that Governor Gray Davis, a pro-abortion liberal Democrat, has signed into law a bill that will allow the killing and donation of human embryonic babies for stem cell experiments.
The legislation, authored by state Senator Deborah Ortiz, requires in-vitro fertilization clinics to inform women they have the option to donate discarded embryos to research. It requires written consent for donating embryos for research and bans the sale of embryos.
Actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in a horse riding accident seven years ago, joined Davis at the bill signing. Claiming that stem cells from embryonic babies may offer hope of a cure for his paralysis, Mr. Reeve has been a vocal activist for the experiments despite the fact that the only real medical progress has been through the use of adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells have not only yielded little progress, but have caused runaway cell growth and other problems detrimental to patients.
It is way past time for Congress to act to prevent the wanton killing of tiny human babies whose parents would abandon them to being used in scientific research. Federal legislation should be enacted that would deny federal funds to any state that allows embryonic stem cell experiments and/or allows the cloning of human beings under any circumstances for any reason.
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Pro-abortion critics of the rule have called the regulation an “anti-choice proposal disguised as a health care proposal.” Others have accused the Bush administration of trying to circumvent congressional debate.
Department spokesmen point out that CHIP is voluntary and no state is required to participate. The regulation states: “This rule, rather than limiting an uninsured woman’s choices in fact expands them by offering important health care that may not otherwise be available to her.” The plan will not cover conditions specific to the mother that are unrelated to her unborn child. (AP, Laura Meckler, 9/27/02)
Congressional pro-life leader Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) issued a statement about the new rule in which he said, “Groups critical of S-CHIP coverage for women and unborn children are obsessed with abortion. They simply do not want people to think of the unborn child as a member of the human family, even in the context of health care. They oppose this rule that will help pregnant mothers and their children because they are afraid it will make people think about the humanity of unborn babies.”
Please urge your governor and state health agency to avail itself of this opportunity to provide health coverage for prenatal care and delivery to low-income mothers and their children. We applaud the Bush administration for acting to protect the well being of babies waiting to be born.
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