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More Christian Right reaction to Frist's Defection

American Life League

Via my previous post, here is more flak for Frist from the Christian right:

Judie Brown, president of American Life League, the nation's largest grassroots pro-life educational organization, issued the following statement regarding the news that Sen. Bill Frist now endorses the expansion of human embryonic stem cell research:

"Sen. Bill Frist's announcement that he has reversed his opinion on the expansion of human embryonic stem cell research is beyond repugnant to many in the pro-life community. What has happened to this man, who once showed promise of becoming a strong pro-life voice for the American people?

"Sadly, Sen. Frist now joins the ranks of numbers of politicians who have sacrificed the truth to satisfy other, less noble, goals. Frist claims that his opinion is one based on 'science.' However, Sen. Frist is certainly ignoring one of the basic facts of Biology 101, which unequivocally tell us that life begins at fertilization, when a new human person with unique DNA is created. We are talking about our fellow human beings. In his heart, Sen. Frist must know that killing those human beings, for any reason, is always wrong.

"While it is not surprising that those who support the killing of embryonic children are applauding Sen. Frist's latest move, it is quite disheartening that that so-called pro-life officials in the Bush administration are excusing his crisis of conscience as 'understandable.'

"Sen. Frist's statements are a perfect example of the hypocrisy that has slowly infected many in the political arena, even among Republican Party officeholders claiming to be pro-life. The fact is, whether an innocent human being is a few hours old or nine months old, an act that intentionally kills him is always intrinsically evil and evil can never be justified - no matter the perceived 'good' end. Human embryonic stem cell research kills innocent human beings, and therefore is inherently evil."


My question, and this really- really bugs me is all the placating silence of the right on Frist's move? Where is Michelle Malkin, Cpt Ed, and others on this issue?

The silence is not only disturbing, but it is an insult - and frankly a sellout. Alas issues such as these truly "divide the sheep from the goats". Hugh Hewitt's absense or rather "compilance", is especially noteworthy. Redstate is on board however, and correctly states how conservatives should view Senator Frist.

Perhaps there are some who believe Frist's defection will not be a big issue in 2006, and 2008, let me assure you - it will. The groundswell has already begun. Never bite the hand that got you where you are.

Here is a statement from Cardinal William H. Keeler, chairman of the US Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities:

""Today Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist announced he will support using federal funds to encourage the destruction of living human embryos for their stem cells. Despite the Senator's disclaimers to the contrary, this position is not 'pro-life.'
"Especially disturbing is the Senator's insistence that human embryos unwanted by their own parents are owed 'the same dignity and respect' as children and adults, but may nevertheless be killed for research material.

"Such destruction of innocent human life, even out of a desire to help others, rests on a utilitarian view that undermines human dignity and human respect, as Senator Sam Brownback ably pointed out today in his response.

"Senator Frist's effort to make an analogy with organ transplants also fails, because it would be gravely immoral as well as illegal to harvest any patient's vital organs when he or she is still alive.

"Despite his warning against offering 'false hope' to patients, Senator Frist also repeated claims that are untrue or misleading about the unique 'promise' of embryonic stem cells. No one has identified any disease that can be treated only with these cells; no one even knows whether they will ever provide a safe and reliable treatment for the conditions already being successfully treated using adult stem cells.

"These factual issues will no doubt be explored by others. My own central concern is that neither sound ethics nor good government can rest on the principle that 'the end justifies the means.' I commend President Bush for his laudable pledge to veto such legislation."


This issue is non-negotiable for pro-life conservatives. Again, I and others will mark the silence of as a signal. "Those who aren't with us, are against us.

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