Thursday, January 11, 2007

By their fruits

In Matthew 7:16 and 7:20 we are told, "by their fruits you will know them". In the case of our new House Speaker Nancy "Conservative Catholic Grandmother" Pelosi, that's already proving to be a very unfortunate fact. The depravities to which our politicians are willing to sink seem to know no end. From CWN:

Washington, Jan. 11, 2007 ( - The US House of Representatives today approved a bill providing for federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research.

The legislation, which was listed among the top priorities of the new Democratic leadership in Congress, is a direct challenge to President George W. Bush, who has indicated that he would veto the bill. Although the bill was expected to clear the House, the vote (253-174) fell more than 30 votes short of the two-thirds majority that would be required to override a presidential veto. The bill now goes before the Senate.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hailed the January 11 vote as a victory for medical research, and urged Bush “to join members from both sides of the aisle in supporting the hope of stem cell research."

Opponents of the bill observed that stem-cell research can be pursued without using human embryos. In fact the most promising scientific results to date have come from studies using stem cells derived from other sources, including blood marrow and amniotic fluid. Embryonic stem-cell research requires the destruction of human embryos, whereas the harvesting of stem cells from other sources involves no significant moral concerns.

The vote in Congress came just after publication of a breakthrough medical study showing the stem cells from amniotic fluid could be developed for medical purposes more quickly than those from embryonic tissue.

The legislation approved by the House of Representatives closely resembled a bill that was passed by Congress last year, but stopped by a presidential veto, which the Republican-controlled Congress upheld.

The only good news here is that it is very likely the President will veto this bill as well and it does not appear Congress is willing to overturn his veto. This does, however, remind all of us just how desperate the members of the culture of death are to turn back any advances and to continue to make inroads anywhere and everywhere they can. One does question if there is, in fact, anything they will not stoop to in adoration of their idols.