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Obama Forces Tax-Funding of Failed Embryo Research

Federal Funding of Destructive, Human, Embryo Experimentation is Morally, Unethical and Fiscally Irresponsible

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org
WASHINGTON, Mar. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Monday, March 9, President Barack Obama is scheduled to lift the ban imposed by President George W. Bush on life-destructive, human, embryonic stem cell experimentation, which destroys living human beings in the earliest stages of life.

"Obama's policy of forcing tax payers to fund lethal human experimentation is morally, unethical and fiscally irresponsible," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "Destructive, human, embryonic stem cell research has produced no therapies that have benefitted people, and has only produced horrific side effects in preliminary test subjects. It would be more beneficial to the country to pour that money down a rat hole, than to fund such ghoulish experiments."

Operation Rescue supports continued research on adult stem cell therapies, which can be done without killing human embryos, and are benefitting many people who now suffer from a wide range of diseases.

"Obama is continuing to show his true colors on life issues by implementing the most radical policies that are meant to establish a culture of death in America," said Newman.

A case in point is Obama's recent pick of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her abortion extremism and friendship with late-term abortionist George Tiller, who faces trial next week on 19 criminal counts of committing illegal abortions, is well documented. If confirmed, Sebelius will have oversight of tax spending for human embryonic experimentation.

Operation Rescue is on the cutting edge of exposing the unethical nature of live human embryo experimentation. OR led the first ever protests of embryonic stem cell experimentation laboratories in 1999, and produced a booklet in 2000 to help laymen understand the life-destructive nature of embryonic stem cell research and other emerging biotechnologies. In 2001, Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger were arrested for peaceful civil disobedience while protesting human embryo experimentation at the HHS building and at the White House in Washington, DC.

About Operation Rescue®
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation.  Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America.  Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.