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Embryonic Stem Cell Veto

Posted by ssbg on July 19, 2006


 Why are some people so worked up over this veto?

Private embryonic stem cell research was legal yesterday, is legal today and is legal next week.

President Bush is the first President to ever provide funds for embryonic stem cell research. The Administration has made available more than $90 million for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines. This small amount of funding is dwarfed by the research budgets of the pharmaceutical companies.

If you want to get worked up about something, I would be worked up about the Democrats who halted an effort to provide funding for “adult” stem cell research that has actually resulted in therapies while embryonic research has yielded nothing. I am not worked up about this either but it makes more sense to be worked up here.



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Ten Commandments under fire at Faith & Action

Posted by ssbg on June 28, 2006

WASHINGTON, June 26 /Christian Newswire/—Faith and Action, America’s only Christian outreach located across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court, has launched a national petition drive in support of its display of the Ten Commandments. The Government of the District of Columbia has ordered the display to be removed from the organization’s garden in front of its property.


The 3-foot high granite sculpture faces the private entrance to the Supreme Court where the nine justices arrive and leave each day. The U.S. Capitol is one block away and many U.S. senators pass the sculpture on their way to the nearby US Senate office buildings.


“This Ten Commandments display is not in a courthouse, or on the grounds of a state capitol, it is in our front garden,” said Rev. Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), president of Faith and Action. “Other Capitol Hill property owners are allowed to have whatever they want in their front gardens. We were singled out because the D.C. government doesn’t want the Ten Commandments staring out at Capitol Hill everyday. This is nothing but discrimination and we will fight it.”

Rev. Schenck’s goal is to acquire 20,000 signatures by the D.C. Government’s June 30 deadline. He plans to hand-deliver the petitions to D.C. officials shortly after that date. A formal defense of the display has been prepared by Faith and Action’s legal team headed by attorney Phil Jauregui of the Judicial Action Group and backed by the Alliance Defense Fund, a religious liberty law firm.

The Capitol Hill Ten Commandments Petition can be accessed on the Internet at It may also be downloaded and duplicated for distribution to churches, Sunday school classes, home Bible study groups, etc. More information about the display is available at

Rev. Schenck is available for further comment.

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South Dakota Abortion Vote in the Fall

Posted by ssbg on June 26, 2006

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters this fall will decide the fate of a law that would ban most abortions in the state, Secretary of State Chris Nelson said Monday.Nelson said opponents of the measure have gathered enough signatures to refer the law passed by the Legislature to a statewide public vote in the Nov. 7 election.

The Legislature passed the law to prompt a court challenge aimed at overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe. v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the nation. But instead of challenging the measure in court, opponents gathered enough petition signatures to put the abortion ban on the fall ballot.

The abortion ban was scheduled to take effect July 1, but the referral means the law will be suspended pending the outcome of the public vote. Voters will decide whether to accept or reject the measure.

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