The Senate Votes on Stem Cell Legislation Tuesday

I could go on and on about cloning, as you probably have noticed. I don’t really want to bore you to death with it, but the fact of the matter is that the Senate votes tomorrow and, as Mick at Awakened Warrior says,”When good men do nothing, evil triumphs.”

I am urging you to do SOMETHING. Contact your senator. Let him or her know how you feel. Read articles like this one in TIME called “The Perils of Cloning” or use this link from CitizenLink to read a summary of the three bills. There’s also this ABC News link, which gives a secular perspective on the issue.

In the CitizenLink article, Dr. David Prentice, senior fellow for the Family Research Council’s Center for Human Life and Bioethics says this:

…most of the world has turned its back on this idea of cloning human embryos for purposes of research, including countries like Germany and France and Canada. Even the U.N. has passed a resolution against all human cloning. Many of these countries are putting their money where it’s going to do the patients the most good — in adult and cord-blood stem-cell research.

Dr. Prentice says he hopes the Senate will consider the real question at the root of their debate, that being what kind of moral worth a human being has.

Make sure you know what you think the answer to that question is. Know why you think what you think. Talk to others about cloning and, above all, take action. There are lives at stake.


1 Response to “The Senate Votes on Stem Cell Legislation Tuesday”

  1. 1 Mick Hughes July 19, 2006 at 8:37 am

    I’m sorry to say that I don’t know nearly enough about this topic. At your urging, I will read up on it starting with “The Perils of Cloning” . I appreciate the link to that article.

    “The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.”
    — Patrick Henry

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