Is There Hope for SC?
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
South Carolina, I'm ashamed. I'm ashamed that Barack "Let 'em Die" Obama won the primary, and I'm ashamed that John McCain won for the GOP.

Despite his desperate protests, McCain is not really pro-life. That is, he is not a staunch defender of life, standing against an increasingly hostile culture to say that each, and every life is precious and it's not our decision whether someone is good enough, human enough, or healthy enough to live.

Case in point:
DENVER (CNA) - John McCain has set his sights on Florida as the state’s primary draws closer. In a conversation with Catholics in Florida and CNA this afternoon, McCain maintained his support for embryonic stem cell research while emphasizing his hope that it will become an academic issue given the latest scientific advances.

He continued, saying, “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. And one reason being very frankly is those embryos will be either discarded or kept in permanent frozen status.” The senator, while standing firm on his decision added, “I understand how divisive this is among the pro-life community.”

This stance is almost worse than the typical "embryos aren't people" defense. McCain admits the embryos are human babies, but since their parents are just going to throw them away, it's okay to use them for human experimentation. I wonder how long it will be in our society before they are taking people we know who are unwanted and using them for human experimentation or as a handy supply of spare parts - oh, wait, that already happened. And, it is still going on.
(Mama asks: How can our government decry China's harvesting people for their body parts when our very own legislators support doing the exact same thing?)

It's just sickening that after making that statement, he thanked pro-lifers for standing up for the rights of the unborn. Sorry, McCain, but we are all created with inalienable rights endowed by our CREATOR. Our parents, friends, or the State do not confer those rights based on whether or not we are wanted, whether we are perfect, or whether we will be born at a convenient time.

Our culture continues to slide further and further down an evil path. The culture of death is an apt name... as Jen at "Et Tu?" muses, we're not the first culture to buy into the lie. The Greeks left their children to die, too, even as they were the most cultured of the Western nations.

Oh, BTW, McCain also is the one behind the McCain-Feingold Act, which curtails freedom of speech around election times. (!)

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