It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Bush's First Veto

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I tip my hat to the President for doing the right thing on this one. Thank you Mr. President.

President George W. Bush has today upheld his promise to veto legislation H.R. 810, which would have mandated federal funding of research that requires the killing of human embryos. The bill passed in the Senate yesterday 63-37, falling just short of a veto-proof 2/3 majority. National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) has promised to campaign against Senators who supported the legislation.

In a letter sent to all Senators concerning the bill, NRLC explained, "Each human being begins as a human embryo, male or female. The government should not fund research that requires the killing of living members of the species Homo sapiens. H.R. 810 would require federal funding of research projects on stem cells taken from human embryos who are alive today, and who would be killed by the very act of removing their stem cells for the research -- a practice very different from that of the human being who dies by accident and whose organs are then donated to others."

NRLC added, "Stem cells can be obtained without killing human embryos, from umbilical cord blood and from many types of 'adult' (non-embryonic) tissue. Already, humans with at least 72 different diseases and conditions have received therapeutic benefit from treatment with such 'adult' stem cells. In contrast, embryonic stem cells have not been tested in humans for any purpose because of the dangers demonstrated in animal studies, including frequent formation of tumors."

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