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December 24, 2008

On the blog God & Country US News & World Report’s Dan Gilgoff trumpets, “Pro-Lifers Inundate Obama Website With Comments.”

Indeed.

Before the action alert went out on Monday afternoon, there were 168 comments posted on the “Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration” page on the President-elect’s transition website. As I write there are 2,374 comments!

In addition, Gilgoff points out,

Comments areas are notorious for their nastiness, but I’m struck by the respectful tone of these protests.

Great work all around.  Keep it up!

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January 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

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Matt January 15, 2009 at 10:52 am

Your initial reporting on this horrible document at change.gov prompted something. I and others have put much work and prayer into it. I hope it will bear fruit.

Please see deliberateengagement.wordpress.com especially the ACTION tab and the How to Debate tab

Thank you for being a voice for life.

Louis March 15, 2009 at 10:30 am

The following article is taken from the Mar 12-18, 2009 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald and was written by Bishop Loverde of the Arlington, Virginia Diocese.
“It is with deepening distress that I learned of President Obama’s decision to lift the current federal funding restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research and at the same time protect human life at every stage of development — adults, adolescents, infants, fetuses, and embryos.
However, I cannot and will not support research that kills one life in the hopes of eventually saving another. These embryos are small, yes, but they are not insignificant. We simply cannot kill life to save life.
Embryonic stem cells have not helped a single human patient or demonstrated any therapeutic benefit, despite nearly three decades of research. By contrast, stem cells that can be retrieved without ending a human life (e.g., that come from adult tissues and umbilical-cord blood) have already helped hundreds of thousands of patients, and new clinical uses expand almost weekly.
A new, highly publicized study shows that adult human cells can even be ‘reprogrammed’ into stem cells that have the same abilities as embryonic stem cells without the same ethican problems. Why then, are we looking to an unproven, even disproven, mode of harmful research?
We have seen little conciliatory actions from President Obama on these life issues within his first months as president: the reversal of he Mexico City Policy, which funds abortions abroad; the proposal to recind the “Conscience Clause,” which protects the right of health care workers to exercise their consciences; and now this lifting of the funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, do not lose hope! We must continue to pray and work for a country and a culture which will protect the weak and voiceless and will allow its citizens to exercise their religious and individual freedoms to do so.

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