Tuesday, February 05, 2008

McCain swings both ways on Pro-Life Issue Against Abortion and For Embryonic Stem Cell Research

The Fact that Senator McCain is Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Against Abortion is precisely why he is "Suspect" for the GOP Reagan Conservatism and add to this that he considered being the Democrat Vice President for John Kerry when President Dubya Bush was running for his 2nd term!
Republican Presidental candidate John McCain has long supported embryonic stem cell research, but he's under pressure from religious conservatives to drop that support in favor of unproven stem cell techniques.

Lifenews.com reports that Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), an outspoken opponent of embryonic stem cell (ESC) research, has asked McCain to abandon his ESC support.
Harvesting ESCs involves the destruction of several-day-old human embryos, a process that Brownback and other religious conservatives consider to be murder.
While McCain doesn't approve of making cloned embryos to generate the potentially disease-curing cells, he's voted to fund research on stem cells made from embryos that would otherwise be discarded during assisted reproduction.
"John McCain Defends Embryonic Stem Cell Research Backing in Florida Stop " January 25, 2008
Republican presidential candidate John McCain has taken a pro-life position on abortion, but his views on embryonic stem cell research are a cause for concern among many pro-life advocates. The Arizona senator defended his position in support of the destructive research at a Florida campaign stop.
McCain said he continues to support forcing taxpayers to fund the research, which involves the destruction of human life and has never helped patients, but called his support for it "a very agonizing and tough decision."
"All I can say to you is that I went back and forth, back and forth on it and I came in on one of the toughest decisions I've ever had, in favor of that research," he said, according to a Catholic News Agency report.
"And one reason being very frankly is those embryos will be either discarded or kept in permanent frozen status," he explained.
"I understand how divisive this is among the pro-life community," McCain added.
According to CNA, he explained how he hopes that the science will advance to the point that embryonic stem cell research is unnecessary.
Pro-life advocates believe that day has already come.

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