Governor Palin. Let us suppose that a bill recommending federal funding for ESCR involving leftover IVF embryos passes the House and ends up in the Senate, where the vote falls 50-50. The President has said that he will sign such a bill. As Senate president, your vote can break the tie in the bill's favor. What will you do?My solicitude for her welfare and principles is such that I felt compelled to send the McCain campaign the following email:
On the Issues page, under the category "Addressing the Moral Concerns of Advanced Technology", the fact that Senator McCain supports federal funding of ESCR research on leftover IVF embryos is completely ignored, and dishonestly, I think. I had thought he believed in full disclosure. (He's a maverick.)
It is my hope that Governor Palin is opposed to such research, and that she has made this known to the Senator.
In any case, it is an appalling fact that Senator McCain holds human life sacred from the moment of conception, unless that conception happens to occur outside the woman's body. Does he think that we are human by location rather than by constitution? An embryo is human whether it's outside the body or in, whether it's warm or cold, in a bassinet or a refrigerator. What he's doing is declaring an entire class of humans as fit subjects for murder and disembowelment based on the circumstances in which we find them. Does he do this with any other class of people, that some may be murdered to the benefit of others? In short, if he cannot remedy this inability to know a human when he sees one, I will not (and I am not alone) be able to support him no matter how much I admire his running mate. In fact, that latter needs to have a serious sit-down with him in an attempt to effect a conversion. More than anything - more even than my desire to see the fanatically pro-abort Obama defeated - I do not want to see her compromise herself. God's children are His children, wherever and however we may find them. That they have been cast aside should no more trouble us than should the fact of orphanages. The more desperate, forlorn and even hopeless their circumstances appear, the more our hearts should reach out to protect and shelter them from harm.