Washington, DC (29 September 2010) – American Life League Vice President Jim Sedlak issued the following statement on the federal appeals court decision yesterday to grant the stay requested by the Obama administration and continue public funding of embryonic stem cell research while the case against funding makes its way through the court system.
"This latest move by the Obama administration is Chicago politics at its worst and it comes at the cost of human beings’ lives.
"When the administration instituted a policy of funding human embryonic stem cell research in March 2009, it not only spit in the face of established federal law, it also put the Unites States in the business of funding cannibalism. Let it never be forgotten that harvesting ’embryonic stem cells’ necessitates tearing apart embryonic human beings for their parts.
"Does that sound barbaric, crass, and unsophisticated? It is.
"With this appeals court decision, you can just see the line forming and the bureaucrats writing checks as fast as they can so, by the time the lawsuit is settled, millions of dollars will have been spent, the remains of dead people will fill receptacles, all the pet projects will be funded and, despite current law, President Obama will have secured funding for his friends.
"The first victims in all this are the preborn babies whose most basic human rights have been egregiously violated. The second victims are the American taxpayers who have been made accomplices to this atrocity.
"Mayor Daley would be proud."
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
US News and World Report: Stem Cell Research Funding OK During Appeals Process (29 September 2010) http://health.usnews.com/health-news/managing-your-healthcare/research/articles/2010/09/29/health-buzz-stem-cell-research-funding-ok-during-appeals-process.html
MedPage Today: Flow of Embryonic Stem Cell Funds Extended Indefinitely (29 September 2010)
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FUNDING OF HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH DEFIES LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS