The Roman Catholic Church has been unwavering in its opposition to embryonic stem cell research, but the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops put it in writing over the weekend during a semi-annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.Article
The seven-page document, which passed by a vote of 191 to 1, is the first formal statement regarding embryonic stem cell research released by the bishops.
"It is the church's belief that it is wrong to kill a life to prolong another life," said the Most Rev. Curtis J. Guillory, bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont. "It is wrong to abort fetuses for their stem cells."
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Editor's note. The following is Norma McCovery's January 21 testimony given to the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights.To read the rest of Norma McCravey's story click here
Good morning. My name is Norma McCorvey. I'm sorry to admit that I'm the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade.
The affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court didn't happen the way I said it did, pure and simple. I lied! Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffey needed an extreme case to make their client look pitiable. Rape seemed to be the ticket. What made rape even worse? A gang rape! It all started out as a little lie, but my little lie grew and became more horrible with each telling.
Not only did I lie, but I was lied to. I did not come to the Supreme Court on behalf of a class of women. I wasn't pursuing any legal remedy for my unwanted pregnancy. I did not go to the federal courts for relief. I met with Sarah Weddington to find out how I could obtain an abortion. She and Linda Coffey said they didn't know where to get one. Sarah already had an abortion but she lied to me just like I lied to her! She knew where to get one, obviously, but I was of no use to her unless I was pregnant. Sarah and Linda were looking for somebody, anybody, to use to further their own agenda. I was their most willing dupe.