As Democrats seek more federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (ABC News) despite the recent discovery, as the story explains, “that stem cells are in plentiful supply in amniotic fluid.” (CNS News)
Today, January 11, the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on H.R. 3 - Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007. H.R. 3 will federally fund research on human embryos that supposedly are "leftover" from in vitro fertilization. Instead of promoting the adoption of these human embryos, this bill would require their death. Just as abortion is currently legal, killing human embryos is completely legal. The debate is about federal funding. We don't federally fund abortion even though it is legal. Likewise, we should not force U.S. taxpayers to fund research that requires the destruction of embryos. Please contact your U.S. Representative and let him or her know that you strongly oppose H.R. 3.