More states are rushing to use taxpayer funds for faulty embryonic stem cell research. These states are thinking they can cash in on this unethical research ignoring the plight of patients and their best hope - - adult stem cells.
This week the Washington State House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow for fetal farming, HB1268, in the name of research. We encourage all Washington State residents to call their state senators and ask them to vote against this bill when it comes over to them. FRC's stem cell expert, Dr. David Prentice, was recently with fellow bioethicist Wesley Smith testifying in Missouri. They spoke to the Missouri House caucus in favor of their cloning ban. Missouri has strong support for a total ban on human cloning in the House and Senate. However, Governor Matt Blunt (R) mistakenly thinks a clone is not a real life and has made statements backing therapeutic cloning. Proponents of cloning are trying to make people believe that a clone is not a human being, thus easing the conscience of people regarding harvesting them for parts. Such rationalization ignores the truth that all life is sacred and should be protected. - Family Research Council
Additional Resources from the Family Research Council