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Press On: “Missouri’s Stem Cell Debate: Truce or Unconditional Surrender?”

July 19th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Evangelical blogger Rodney Albert responds to this Post Dispatch editorial written by Former Missouri Senator John Danforth. Below is a portion of Albert’s response he sent to the PD today:

Mr. Danforth’s call for a truce should be rejected by Missouri’s pro-family leaders for several reasons.

First, while I appreciate the tenor of his op-ed piece and his seeming understanding of our position, he does not truly comprehend the pro-life ethic. His proposal requires pro-life Missourians to allow what we believe to be immoral research to proceed. We are to comfort ourselves in that we wouldn’t be paying for it. Yet, our objection is not that we are paying for immoral research. We object that our state legally protects immoral research. Who pays for the destruction of embryonic human life is quite secondary to our anguish that embryonic human life is being destroyed. The “truce” sounds more like bribery. If we turn away and be silent, we won’t have to pay for it. But this we cannot do. Wherever human life is threatened, debased or destroyed, pro-life Missourians will accept no truce. Read more…

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