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From Diane Strippel

By Staff | Mar 18, 2009

Regarding President Obama’s decision to sign an executive order allowing federal funding of research that will require the killing of human embryos, I would like to make a few comments. First, while dozens of treatments and positive progress has been made in “adult stem cells” (such as from cord blood or bone marrow – no tiny humans are killed), there have been no treatments or healing steps realized from human embryo stem cell research, which has been going on privately for years.

More importantly, research on tiny human beings is morally wrong. The Bible says that God will not be mocked and that we reap what we sow. What are we sowing now? Regarding Obama’s instructions to develop “strict guidelines” to govern embryonic stem cell research, National Right to Life Douglas Johnson said, “These so-called ethical safeguards are really merely procedural requirements, an attempt to cloak the fundamentally unethical act of sacrificing living members of our species in order to provide raw material for research.” Ask yourself where will this stop? How old will embryos be allowed to develop before they are killed? Will therapeutic cloning result?

If you are tired of paying through your tax dollars for abortion right here in West Virginia (16,000 and counting), stand up for the preborn babies in Charleston at the Capitol Rotunda on March 19. Be a part of the pro-life rally on that date. For more information call Donna or Brent Ferrell at 455-6137.


Diane Strippel

New Martinsville