VITAL PRO-LIFE VOTE THIS WEEK!
Tomorrow -- Tuesday, April 10 -- the U.S. Senate will begin debate on a bill (S. 5) to fund research that requires the killing of human embryos. The Senate will vote on this bill as early as Wednesday. Sponsored by Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), S. 5 will send your tax dollars to research on human embryos that supposedly are "leftover" from in vitro fertilization. Instead of promoting the adoption of these human embryos, this bill would require their death.
As you may know, President Bush has decided that such research involve cells taken from human embryos could be funded so long as the cells were obtained on or prior to August 9, 2001. Since then, the government has funded research on over 22 stem cell lines. Fortunately, the President's policy erected a wall and does not encourage the further killing of human embryos for these cells.
The Reid-Harkin bill will tear down this wall permanently!
Just as abortion is currently legal, sadly, killing human embryos is completely legal. As a result, this week's debate is really about federal funding. We don't federally fund abortion even though it is legal. Likewise, liberals should not force U.S. taxpayers to fund research that requires the killing of embryos. Last July, President Bush vetoed the same bill and the House upheld the veto. This year, the battle will be even more intense, and the drive for S. 5 is strong.
Please contact your senators and let them know that you strongly oppose S. 5. Call right away at 202-224- 3121 and ask for your senators' offices.
Thank you and God bless you.
(Source: Family Research Council; 4/9/07)