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WASHINGTON, July 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National Pro-Life Action Center (NPLAC)—the uncompromising voice of pro-life America on Capitol Hill—issued the following statements in response to yesterday’s action by the U.S. House and the president of the United States regarding the three bio-technology bills recently passed by the U.S. Senate.
Paul Chaim Schenck, NPLAC executive director, stated:
“We applaud Congress for banning fetal farming and commend the president for protecting the hundreds of thousands of embryo-children who are frozen in suspended animation awaiting vindication by vetoing the bill that would have federally funded the destruction of these children for embryonic stem cell research.
“We also welcome the blocking of the controversial stem cell ‘alternatives’ bill that had divided the pro-life community. Pro-life leaders should consider this a victory.
“If it had passed both houses of Congress, that legislation would have encouraged a modified form of human cloning and the possible creation of embryos that would be pre-programmed to self destruct.”
Kimberly Zenarolla, MTS, NPLAC senior policy analyst, stated:
“We affirm the necessity to increase federal funding for ethical alternatives, such as regenerative medicine, cell dedifferentiation, and adult and umbilical cord blood stem cell research. But we reject techniques that involve the manipulation of women’s eggs and the possible inadvertent destruction of human life.
A woman’s egg is meant to bring new life into the world and is not meant to be used as a time machine to manipulate cells into becoming embryos—healthy or defective. Countless women are already being coerced and exploited for their eggs, and modified cloning techniques, like those proposed in the defeated legislation, would likely only increase that abuse.
“We renew our call upon Congress and the president to reject all such legislation.”