Late this Friday evening, Democrat proponents of destructive human embryonic stem cell research have lifted their hold/objections to passage of the Cord Blood bill-the "Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005" (H.R.2520/S.1317). Following this, the Senate just proceeded to pass this legislation by Unanimous Consent." [Via Secondhand Smoke]
Unfortunately though Sen Orrin Hatch who is the sponsor of this bill thinks that the passage of it should lead also to the passage of HR 810 which is for pretty much Federal government support of embryo destruction to harvest stem-cells.
I do wonder where in the debate on setting up umbilical cord blood banks that there was no outcry of their obstruction of science? That they were not charge with obstruction and possibly allowing people to die. It only proves yet again that the whole ESCR debate is not about science and cures, but about keeping abortion legal.
H.R. 810 Which is called the "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005" soon betrays it real intentions in Sec 2 as "HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH" where laughably they talk about ethical requirements before sacrificing a human person in a embryonic state for scientific research.
H.R. 810 which is sponsored by Sen. Arlen Specter will come up for a vote in early 2006 in an agreement reached with Sen. Frist. Pray that they won’t continue to prey on the innocents.