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Pro-Lifers in Illinois are Outraged at Governor Blagojevich's New Executive Order

Contact: Bonnie Quirke, Vice President; Dawn Behnke, IFRL Lobbyist, both with Illinois Federation for Right to Life, 618-465-7655


ALTON, Illinois, July 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Wednesday July 19th, 2006, President George W. Bush vetoed HR 810 (The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act). In vetoing this bill, the president stated; “If this bill would have become law, American taxpayers would, for the first time in our history, be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos. And I'm not going to allow it.”


Unfortunately, Governor Blagojevich is forcing Illinois taxpayers to fund the destruction of innocent human life.


Pro-Lifers in Illinois are outraged at Governor Blagojevich’s new executive order that directs $5 million dollars of Illinois taxpayer money from the 2007 budget to fund research that includes embryonic stem cell research.


The Illinois Federation for Right to Life supports adult stem cell research including the use of umbilical cord blood.


The Illinois Federation for Right to Life agrees with Senator Bill Brady who stated that public policy and the use of taxpayer dollars should be determined by the legislative branch which represents the will of the people and not the will of one person.


Bonnie Quirke, Vice President

Dawn Behnke, IFRL Lobbyist


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