(Editor's Note: The following report, from Concerned Women for America has also been broadcast today by many other pro-life organizations. This Cloning Bill appears to have been a "stealth maneuver" in Congress, tucked in at the last minute to keep us off our guard.
After reading this report, please PRAY and ACT, and ask others to do the same. Thank you!)
LEGISLATION TO ALLOW HUMAN CLONING MAY BE INTRODUCED TODAY
It is possible that today, Wednesday, June 6, the House will take up a bill to allow the creation of cloned human embryos for the purpose of using them in research that will kill them. Congresswoman Diana DeGette's (D-Colorado) legislation will allow "research cloning." This despicable action involves the deliberate creation of a human embryo for the sole purpose of destruction. We should not promote creating a second class of humans for use as research guinea pigs. Under such legislation, it will be perfectly acceptable to create, by cloning, any number of human embryos for use in research that will kill them, but it would be unlawful to attempt to allow such a human clone to live by implanting him or her in a womb.
Women's eggs are REQUIRED for the process of cloning, and the extraction technique exposes otherwise healthy women to the risk of infertility and even death. Research cloning will lead to the exploitation of women -- especially poor women in this country and around the world.
Call your Representative today at (202) 225-3121 and tell him or her to oppose research cloning!
· Father of widows and orphans, we humbly ask You to guard and protect the defenseless against destruction. In repentance for our own sin of "legally" slaying the unborn, we ask that You move Your Hand over THIS bill, that it be stopped at the gate. For Your glory we pray, Amen. · "The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down." (Psalm 146: 9) "This far and no further, and here shall your proud waves be stopped!" (Job 38:11)