AFA: Political Ideology Trumps Sound Science

The American Family Association sent out an “Action Alert” today, notifying its members that President Obama’s reversal of government funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research is immoral and ineffective.

The family advocate group launched an email campaign directed at the White House. “It’s all hype, hope and theory,” the letter stated.

The AFA Action Alert:

President Obama has given the ok to destroy human life in the name of scientific research.

Embryonic stem cell research is immoral and ineffective. It is immoral because it destroys human life at its earliest stage of development by harvesting the stem cells for body parts. It is ineffective because it has yet to be used a single time in any therapeutic application.

Researchers must get their funding from taxpayers for embryonic stem cell research because they can’t convince private sources to invest. Private investors know there are no proven uses for embryonic stem cells. It’s all hype, hope and theory.

But adult stem cell research, on the other hand, is ethically benign and is already being used to treat over 70 diseases and conditions. If taxpayer dollars are going to be spent on stem cell research, that’s where it ought to go.

By reversing funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, Pres. Obama is making every American taxpayer complicit in immoral, life destroying research. This is a terrible example of political ideology trumping sound science.

Send an email to President Obama.

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