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Feb. 20, 2004
HUMAN BEINGS MADE FOR KILLING 
This is about the making and killing of human beings so that they can be used by scientists in medical experiments.

Last week scientists in South Korea announced to the world that they had successfully cloned 213 human embryos, 30 of which survived to the blastocyst (100 cell) stage. Those 30 were killed for their stem cells. One stem cell line was successfully established.

Following closely on the heels of the South Korean announcement, Governor James McGreevey of New Jersey, where the cloning of humans was recently legalized, sent out a press release asking his HHS Commissioner for help in promoting cloning research within the state.

President Bush has said he supports a total ban on human cloning in this country and, of course, he is absolutely right. But it is past time for him to do something about it. In Congress, the House has passed a ban, but it is blocked in the Senate by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who thinks it’s perfectly OK to clone and kill tiny little embryonic babies in the vain hope that their stem cells might benefit somebody else.

The truth is that real progress in stem cell research is happening with cells derived from umbilical cord blood, body fat and adult stem cells. Putting aside the fact that embryonic stem cell research is morally and ethically wrong, where it has been tried the results have been disastrous.

The majority of Americans oppose allowing the cloning of human beings to occur in our country. But, the horse is kicking in the barn door. Unless the President and our leaders in Congress act, and act quickly, to ban all forms of human cloning, we’ll be looking out that door toward a future none of us wants to contemplate.

Senator Orrin Hatch - Ph: 202/224-5251; Fax: 202/224-6331

President George W. Bush — WH Ph: 202/456-1414; WH Fax: 202/456-2461


EARLY VOTING TO BEGIN IN TEXAS 
Texas primaries are scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2004, but early voting begins on Monday, February 23 and ends on Friday, March 5. Due to redistricting Texans have a chance to put some new pro-life Members in the U.S. House of Representatives. Please visit our web site at http://www.rnclife.org to learn which candidates earned the endorsement of RNC/Life PAC.


PRO-ABORTION REPUBLICANS BLOCK BUSH JUDICIAL NOMINEE 
The U.S. Senate has blocked another of President Bush’s judicial nominees. However, this time there is a twist: it is not Democrats, but rather pro-abortion Republicans who blocked a vote on Leon Holmes for U.S. District Judge in Arkansas.

Arlen Specter (R-PA), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Susan Collins (R-ME) expressed doubts about Holmes suitability for the judicial seat, based on some of his judicial writings.

In one of Holmes’ writings, he objected to a rape exception in a proposed constitutional amendment banning abortion. He called the rape exception a “red herring” and said that, “conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as a snowfall in Miami.” (Life Dynamics News - February, 2004)

Senator Specter, who is expected to assume the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is ardently pro-abortion. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who supports Roe v. Wade, is reportedly preparing for a challenge to Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2006.


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