FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2009
Arizona Right to Life Condemns Obama Order to Rescind Embryonic Stem Cell Research Federal Funding Ban
President Obama continued his attack today on life-saving policies instituted by previous Administrations by rescinding President George W. Bush’s 2001 ban on the use of Federal Money to fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
The process of harvesting stem cells for this research kills the tiny days-old human being from whom the cells are pillaged. President Obama’s Order will allow the use of YOUR tax payer dollars to expand this “research” and further sanction the destruction of innocent human life by the Federal Government, and it places 400,000 frozen embryos in mortal danger.
Arizona Right to Life strongly denounces this horrific decision. In addition to killing the babies from whom the stem cells are harvested, and notwithstanding the President’s misleading moniker that this research is “Promising,” Embryonic Stem Cell Research has never cured a single disease, despite countless attempts in privately-funded research over the past decade. In fact, it has produced numerous tumors and cell mutations in test patients.
Conversely, Adult Stem Cell Research has yielded treatments for over 70 diseases including Type-1 Diabetes, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. Cord Blood Stem Cell Research and Pluripotent Stem Cell Research have shown rich potential as well. Regardless of the fact that these methods have been successful and are all non-fatal to the cell donor, and despite being in the worst recession in decades, the President has forged ahead with his morally and fiscally irresponsible insistence on the pursuit of life-ending and financially wasteful Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
Despite campaign promises to unite the country, this move comes just days after another anti-life attack in which President Obama overturned regulations protecting healthcare workers from being forced to perform procedures that violate their consciences, and in the shadows of the looming FOCA efforts. President Obama’s radical policies have blatantly attacked pro-life policies and adherants, and have divided this country more than ever before.
Arizona Right to Life condemns this policy and the dangerous precipice on which it places this country. We call upon the President to carefully reevaluate the reports on previous Embryonic Stem Cell Research, the promising potential of other forms of Stem Cell Research, and the wishes of millions of concerned citizens nationwide.
Arizona Right to Life urges you to contact the White House and voice your concern over being positioned on this ominous slippery slope. We solicit your prayers and advocacy for the tinyest and most innocent among us, and for the President to adopt a radical change of heart and mind before additional lives are destroyed.
Arizona Right to Life is a non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)4 organization committed to articulating and protecting the right to life of all innocent human beings, born and unborn. We are the oldest, largest and strongest pro-life organization in Arizona.