Embryo Wars

You have probably heard that right at the top of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's agenda is the promise of "hope to families with devastating diseases."

What she is promising, of course, is a Congressional action that will result in tons of federal tax dollars being spent on failed research using the dead bodies of embryonic children.

The White House, of course, is saying "the president has made it clear he believes in stem cell research so much — the administration has done more to finance stem cell research, embryonic and otherwise, than any administration in history."

You see, Bush never really banned research using the bodies of embryonic children, he merely curtailed how much research could be done using tax dollars. So it would appear that everyone … Democrat and Republican … is on the same page.

The tragic reality underlying such statements is that over the course of the last 34 years, politicians and a whole lot of pro-lifers have let the principle of personhood slide away into oblivion for the sake of winning elections. And the result is staring us all in the face.

I have be honest and say that I do not expect the Congress to withhold support for the killing of embryonic children. I think a funding bill will pass, and I would bet you serious money that Bush signs it. And so America will slide further into the pits of Hell where preborn children are commodities, mothers are killers and families are a historical footnote.

But I am encouraged that at the state and local level, pro-life America is strong, principled and striving. We must keep our eye on the goal, and never forget that there is no innocent human being who should ever be left behind.