Cell Research & Cloning
Now More Than Ever,
Vigorous Pro-Life Movement Needed
Why Nevada LIFE? Why a pro-life movement? Because every
life is precious, the sanctity of human life is under
assault and the bioethical (life) issues confronting our
nation cannot be left to another generation.
There have been over 50 million abortions in America. Less
than one percent has been for rape and incest. Less than 5
percent are to protect the life of the mother. There will
be 1.3 million abortions in America this year, with almost
10,000 in Nevada. Twenty-five percent of pregnancies in
Nevada will end in abortion. Forty-seven percent of
abortions will be repeat abortions. Nevada laws on
abortion cannot be changed by the legislature. They can
only be changed by expensive initiatives. When Roe is
overturned, only an initiative can change Nevada's
pro-abortion-Roe v. Wade laws.
That's why we need your support more than ever.
There's more. In January of 2008 embryonic stem cell
scientists created the first human clones and killed the
clones when they reached the embryonic stage. This year
Britain approved creation of human and animal hybrid
clones for embryonic stem cell research.
Many scientists believe cloning is necessary if embryonic
stem cell research is to ever lead to mass cures. Despite
incredible new stem cell advances, they believe (wrongly)
that the best way to obtain a genetic stem cell match that
will not be rejected is by cloning. The clone will be
created, grown to the embryonic stage, and destroyed for
his or her (nearly) identical stem cells.
This is unnecessary, but if we proceed with cloning to
kill embryos for the 120 million Americans who could
benefit, the prospect of human embryo farms for cloning
dotting the American landscape is a very real possibility.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid is a leading sponsor of this
Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide are spreading
too. Medical institutions and personnel routinely withhold
treatment from those they do not deem worthy of treatment.
Euthanasia advocates are working to pass more laws to
allow doctors to help patients kill themselves.
Not only is it wrong to kill or help kill human beings in
the shadows of life, it targets whole classes of people.
Whenever we allow the "medical" killing of certain human
beings whose lives are deemed not worth living, we tell
everyone sharing these circumstances that their lives are
not worth living either. That's why every disability
rights group in America opposed removing Teri Schiavo's
feeding tube. And how can vulnerable people trust their
doctors if they think they may suggest death?
These assaults on the sanctity of life have led to the
cheapening of human life and led many to view humans as
mere means to an end. We are considered disposable if we
are in the way, don't demonstrate certain criteria and
can't defend ourselves. Embryonic stem cell research and
cloning cause us to look at human life as a raw resources
for our purposes. If we don't stop this madness, someday
we'll clone for children and choose them like we choose
floor plans and upgrades.
That's why Nevada LIFE says the bioethical issues
confronting our nation cannot be left to another
generation. With a new administration committed to these
attacks on human life, pro-life advocacy is needed now,
more than ever.
Why Nevada LIFE? Because we
are lobbying, educating and communicating the pro-life
message in Nevada. These are important days and we need