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Senator Jesse Helms Announces Retirement
Cloning Ban Not Yet Scheduled
WASHINGTON (September 11) The Democratic senators who now hold
majority control of the U.S. Senate will largely decide whether or not
human cloning is banned in the United States.
By Carol Tobias, NRL PAC Director
Because of retirements, appointments,
and deaths, several congressional seats have opened up and special
elections are being held to fill the vacancies.
BULK SUBSCRIPTIONS of
From the President
Wanda Franz, Ph.D.
On August 9, 2001, President George W. Bush nullified the Clinton administration's guidelines that would have provided federal funds for stem cell research involving the continual destruction of human embryos. President Bush allowed funding only for research on existing stem cell lines because "the life- and-death decision has already been made" in these cases. The embryos from which these cell lines have been derived cannot be brought back to life. Like the millions of aborted children they are victims of the culture of death. We mourn their deaths as we mourn the deaths from abortion, euthanasia and infanticide.
In the speech announcing his decision, President Bush stated "I also believe human life is a sacred gift from our creator. I worry about a culture that devalues life, and believe as your president I have an important obligation to foster and encourage respect for life in America and throughout the world." Did we ever hear such words from President Clinton? And didn't the actions of the Clinton administration for eight long years reflect attitudes totally opposed to the right-to-life cause?
JULY 8, 1998