The frustration isn't because embryo destruction is restricted. It's not. For years, embryonic stem cell research has been privately funded and still hasn't produced human treatments, despite the millions of dollars spent. Apart from these concerns, we know that a vote for embryonic research would encourage the cloning of human embryos. Republicans who feared such a loophole offered a motion to send the bill back to committee with language that would forbid the government from funding research that entails human cloning. It failed. Thankfully, the president will again veto the bill, and the House will have the votes to sustain it. As we continue to strategize on stem cells and other issues, we urge you to attend FRC's Blogs for Life, the second annual conference of pro-lifers on January 22nd in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru, and Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Schiavo. Although the conference is for bloggers, it is a free event open to anyone interested in using new media resources to advance the pro-life agenda.
(Family Research Council: Tony Perkins' Washington Update; Jan. 12, 2007)