Yesterday the Democratic-controlled House pushed through a bill that would expand federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, even though adult stems cells and those safely derived from amniotic fluid (see Monday’s Thought of the Day) show more promise–and without the ethical problem of killing human embryos. President Bush has promised to veto all such measures. Let’s hope he keeps his word.
The Democratic leaders appear to be hell-bent on proving a point, namely, that human life is disposable if it serves what they deem as the greater good. No one, it seems, will tell them what to do when it comes to life issues and bioethics, no matter how clear and compelling the reasons. To these Democrats, since they can do something, they should do something, and to hell with anyone who tries to stop them, for moral or pragmatic reasons. Heaven help us all.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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