And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' (Matthew 25:40)
President Obama on Monday signed an order to lift restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, a move he said rejects the "false choice" between science and morality.
Self-described Catholic Nancy Pelosi:
Speaker Pelosi spoke on the House floor in favor of S. 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007. The bill passed the House with a strong bipartisan vote of 247 to 176, and will be sent to the President for his signature.
“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I thank the gentlelady from Colorado for yielding time and her exceptional leadership. Every family in America who has concern about the health and well-being of moms, and dads, and grandparents, and children, brothers and sisters owe a deep depth of gratitude to Diana DeGette. With her stewardship of this bill, she has given us an opportunity to give hope to these many families across our country.
“Every one of those families, every one of us, is one telephone call, one diagnosis away, from needing the benefits of embryonic stem cell research.
“I can’t help but think that even those who are against this legislation today would want their family members, their child with diabetes, their husband with Parkinson’s, their father with Alzheimer’s, their mother with breast cancer, to have the benefit of stem cell research.
Think again, Ms. Pelosi.
Notice what a supporter of embryonic stem cell research had to say (emphasis mine):
Dr. Curt Civin, whose research allowed scientists to isolate stem cells and who now serves as the founding director of the University of Maryland Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, disagrees with those who say embryonic stem cell research is morally wrong.
"This was already life that was going to be destroyed," he said. "The choice is throw them away or use them for research."
Life. "Throw them away or use them for research".