We have a rough idea of what the break-through in stem-cell research will mean for the Left and their media echo chamber. But what does it mean for Connecticut?

No, our opponents will not admit it any time soon, but the debate over destroying human embryos for research has been resolved. What pro-lifers–including President Bush–have said all along proved to be true: We do not have to make a false choice between ethics and progress. It is possible to achieve scientific break-throughs without taking human life.

But again, what does this mean for Connecticut? In 2005 the legislature and Gov. Rell passed a law committing $100 million of taxpayer funds to stem cell research. A subsequent decision was made by the committee disbursing those funds to distribute most of the money to embryo-destructive research, the kind which the federal government refuses to fund and which was the real target of the Connecticut law. A Nov. 6th Courant article (no longer online) notes that, in addition to the $20 million already allocated last year, by the Nov. 1st deadline the committee has received 94 requests totalling $44 million. Yale alone has put in 18 applications. Yale, it should be noted, has an endowment larger than some nations’ economies and should not need to fleece the taxpayers of Connecticut.

But fleecing the taxpayers to further the pro-abortion agenda was what the 2005 law was really about. Then and now embryo-destructive research has been fraught with such dangers as tumor formation and has shown no proof the cells can make a transplant match. Only adult stem cells–which do not involve killing human embryos–have produced results. And after last week we now know that it is a relatively easy process to produce embryo-like stem cells without having to kill human embryos.  

Our state government is wasting tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on research that is not practical, morally corrupt and has shown no results. The law passed two years ago was sold to the public as something that would reap a financial windfall for the state. But who will now come to Connecticut to work on obsolete clone-and-kill research?

Meanwhile, a host of real challenges to our state like reforms of our criminal justice and transportation systems languish. One recent story, for instance, estimated the price of new prisons at about $400 million. The money wasted on clone-and-kill research could have covered a significant portion of that cost.

So why did the state do it? They did it because of abortion. For over thirty years pro-abortionists have argued that the unborn child–even to the point of being partially born–is not a human person deserving of legal protection. If the public opposed embyonic stem-cell research (ESCR) because it involves the killing of human life at an even earlier stage of development, it would have marked the end of the “pro-choice” fallacy. Conversely, ESCR gave pro-abortionists their best chance to win back an increasingly pro-life public. It was no accident that-for the first time since Roe v. Wade–the word “abortion” was never uttered from the podium by any of the prime time speakers during the last Democratic National Convention. Instead, the constant mention of stem-cells served as a sort of pro-abortion proxy.

And now, even that has been taken away from the pro-abortionists. But not before they used their influence in our state government to swindle Connecticut taxpayers out of $100 million. Which proves once again how the pro-abortion cause distorts everything it touches.  

One Response to “Scammed By Pro-Abortion Agenda, State Wastes Money On Obsolete Research”

  1. on 27 Nov 2007 at 6:23 pmDoug


    You read my mind! I was thinking th same thought just last night! States like Wisconsin and Arizona, that have been doing research on adult stem cells have had a booming business because of the success, and because they don’t want to deal with the ethical hassle, which isn’t necesary anyway.

    Embrionic stem cell research has sought the government dole in places like California and Connecticut because it is unproven and unethical science, with nothing more to offer than “hope,” so it can’t get funding as readily in the private sector.

    It is also unethical that members of the state board allocating grants for embrionic stem cell research, in many, if not all cases, are also members of facilities that would benefit from such dispursements, a fact I beleive revealed by FIC in a previous blog quite some time ago.

    From what I have read, there are risks to these skin stem cells in terms of possible cancerous mutation, but scientists believe that problem is “surmountable,” as one was recently quoted in the Weekly Standard. That problem is not surmountable with embrionic stem cell research and of course, in that realm, there is the issue of taking of life, which is not an issue with skin cells, or adult stem cells, which to my knowledge, have been successful and have not been linked to any negative effects.

    Considering “Jodi & The Bureaucrats” are so now in a tizzy about having to spend more money on prisons, perhaps we have killed two birds with one stone; shut down this scam embrionic stem cell committee and reallocate that money to upgrading our prison systems, thus protecting lives in our communities rather than taking them in a petri dish.

    The citizens in this state need to unify and demand that the state stop taking our money for what is now proven to be an utter waste. But that probably won’t happen, and if it does, I don’t see this Governor backing off and rolling over on her pro-abortion cronies. At least she will be exposed for the shyster that she is. Make no mistake about it, the only difference between Pollyanna Pure Bread and her mentor, Hot Tub Johnny is that he squinted and she smiles!


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