Which candidates are pro-life?

May 8, 2009
The Republican Party was founded on the principle that no human being should be considered the property of another.


As guest-host on the Rush Limbaugh program yesterday, the witty and sometimes acerbic Mark Steyn commented on President Obama's decision to observe the National Day of Prayer in private rather than participate in the national service, as other Presidents have done. Mr. Steyn said that Obama would do so simply by entering the White House Press Room and "all would fall down before him."


Despite the fact that the current Republican leadership appears to be trying to minimize Governor Sarah Palin's influence and popularity, a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted among 429 Republicans showed Sarah Palin with a slight edge over Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney as the preferred GOP nominee for 2012: Palin 29 percent; former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee 26 percent; and Romney 21 percent.

Right now, the Republican Party is like an overgrown garden where the profusion of weeds and dead wood are running rampant. Sarah Palin is a hardy flower befitting her Alaskan roots, growing in their midst, refusing to be choked out and getting stronger every day. It is her fresh, common sense approach to government and her belief in fundamental American principles that should inspire others like her to cut away the undergrowth and establish conditions in which the ideals of grassroots Americans will flourish once again.


National Right to Life Committee sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives on March 31, "To warn you that there is a substantial chance that you will soon see an attempt to ram through the House of Representatives, on short notice, legislation that would authorize federal funding of research on human embryos created specifically to be used in research, and open the door to federal funding of human cloning and human embryo farms."

The letter explains that, contrary to assurances given to Members of Congress and the public in the past, anticipated forthcoming legislation dealing with stem cell research will not limit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the use of human embryos who are donated by their parents after being "left over" at in vitro fertilization clinics, but will also empower NIH to use human embryos created especially to be used in research, including embryos created by human cloning.

The letter explains:

A legislative "bait and switch" is in the works. We anticipate that the forthcoming "embryonic stem cell research" legislation (1) will give NIH authority broad enough to fund research that uses not only "leftover" human embryos but also created-for-research human embryos, including embryos created by human cloning; and (2) may be coupled with a clone-and-kill provision, which will be labeled as a "ban on human cloning" but which will actually define "human cloning" in a manner that allows the mass creation of human embryos by cloning, for the purpose of using them in research that will kill them. The pro-cloning side hopes to smuggle through these radical policy changes on this authorization legislation, and then follow up by gutting or repealing the Dickey-Wicker provision on the Health and Human Services appropriations bill for FY 2010.

National Right to Life pointed out that "If, as we fear, the forthcoming legislation allows the creation of human embryos by cloning for use in research that will kill them, and grants NIH the authority to fund research that lethally exploits human embryos who were especially created for research, then a vote for that legislation will be accurately described [by NRLC] as a vote in favor of federal taxpayer support for human cloning and human embryo farms.

Never forget that YOU were once an embryo.

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