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John McCain Defends Embryonic Stem Cell Research
LifeNews.com ^ | 1/25/08 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 02/02/2008 11:07:26 AM PST by W04Man

John McCain Defends Embryonic Stem Cell Research Backing in Florida Stop

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 25, 2008

Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) -- 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.

As LifeNews.com reported Japanese and Wisconsin teams released studies in the medical journals Science and Cell that show how they were able to make adult stem cells revert to an embryonic-like form.

The studies confirm that human skin cells (fibroblasts) can be used to make pluripotent stem cells sharing essentially all the features of human embryonic stem cells without the moral quagmire.

CNA says McCain spoke to that new research, which pro-life groups have said is ethical.

“I believe that skin stem cell research has every potential very soon of making that discussion academic…. Sam Brownback and others are very encouraged at this latest advance," he said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; issues; mccain; president; rino; romney; stemcells
McCain raps Romney for Flip-Flop on abortion. But McCain doesn't have much of a pro-life record says lifenews.com in another article they said: McCain "...is not well known for taking a strong stance in opposition to abortion"
1 posted on 02/02/2008 11:07:27 AM PST by W04Man
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To: W04Man

We need this POS like we need a toothache.


2 posted on 02/02/2008 11:09:09 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Retire Ron Paul! Support Chris Peden (www.chrispeden.org))
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To: W04Man

He’s the kind of guy who “agonizes” over decisions but then comes down on the side that hurts someone else if it might help him.

No doubt he “agonized” too when he dumped his loyal first wife to marry Cindy’s money and buy a career for himself.


3 posted on 02/02/2008 11:10:23 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: W04Man

McCain is NOT in any way pro-life and this proves it. He will say or do anything — ANYTHING — to be President because he thinks we owe it to him for his time at the Hanoi Hilton.

In fact, I think what got that egotist through that time was the thought that one day he could ride this to the Presidency.

McCain cres about McCain, nothing else.


4 posted on 02/02/2008 11:10:59 AM PST by TBP
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Lookie here. I had a thought that McCain might be acceptable on the life issue.

This cinches it. No votes for Juan.

5 posted on 02/02/2008 11:13:54 AM PST by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: W04Man
Huckabee is the only option if one is a pro-lifer.

Willard was passing legislation that allowed women to get $50 abortions in Massachusetts, forcing Catholic adoption agencies out of business with special rights laws for homosexuals and forcing Catholic hospitals to distribute contraceptives.

He even went so far as to lie about his own mother's position on abortion to impress pro-aborts.

So, don't give pro-lifers this nonsense that Romney is a better choice.

6 posted on 02/02/2008 11:14:33 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: W04Man
Both of them suck.

7 posted on 02/02/2008 11:14:35 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: W04Man

how stupid can he be!
With the recent advances there is no need for him to publicly take a losing position like this.

That’s it...I’m not voting for either of these guys.


8 posted on 02/02/2008 11:15:13 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: W04Man

They are wishing for a cure that will enable them to live forever.

They are doomed to disappointment.


9 posted on 02/02/2008 11:20:57 AM PST by Seruzawa (Atilla the hun... he was a liberal, right?)
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To: W04Man; All

My respect for Sam Brownback has just gone up 1000%. Senator Brownback, ride McCain hard..get the commitment...God’s Speed


10 posted on 02/02/2008 11:27:28 AM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: W04Man

Regardless of what one thinks of stem-cell research..I can’t believe this so-called Republican is actually supporting the taxpayers funding it. That is the real issue.


11 posted on 02/02/2008 11:29:57 AM PST by Fast Ed97 (Trad Catholic supporting a Mormon for Prez!)
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To: W04Man

If life begins at conception, what’s the difference between his two positions on abortion v. destroying embryos?


12 posted on 02/02/2008 11:30:48 AM PST by keepitreal ( John McCain: Foot soldier of the Reagan Revolution who went AWOL)
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To: W04Man

Josef Mengele would blush at the possibility of embryonic stem cell research. He too had a thing for experimenting on unwilling, defenseless subjects. I’m not surprised to find McCain supporting such an abomination.


13 posted on 02/02/2008 11:45:54 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: W04Man

He keeps adding to Ann Coulters list?

He’s giving all of us the finger.


14 posted on 02/02/2008 12:03:39 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: W04Man

Doesn’t this idiot have the capacity to understand the scientific evidence that Embryonic Stem Cell Research HAS NO POSITIVE MEDICAL POTENTIAL?


15 posted on 02/02/2008 12:06:46 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Balding_Eagle
"He’s giving all of us the finger."

You got it. It's clear McCain has decided he doesn't need conservatives because he can count on hispanics and independants to take up the slack. So he's telling us to all buzz off, he'll be as liberal as he want's and we can't do a thing about it.

16 posted on 02/02/2008 12:08:05 PM PST by joebuck
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To: W04Man

Proving that he’s not only politically volatile, but scientifically stupid, as well.

Oh wait. He must be romancing pharco money for the homestretch.


17 posted on 02/02/2008 12:09:00 PM PST by JoanVarga ("¿Por qué no te calles?")
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To: joebuck

Man, I’m beginning to develop a personal understanding of Bush Derangement Syndrome.


18 posted on 02/02/2008 12:12:19 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: W04Man; Nervous Tick; Cicero; TBP; don-o; Ol' Sparky; big'ol_freeper; Scotswife; Seruzawa; Fred; ...
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19 posted on 02/02/2008 12:35:57 PM PST by Golden Gate
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To: Golden Gate

We need concepts which are grounded in reality rather than wishful thinking.


20 posted on 02/02/2008 1:05:34 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: G Larry

bump


21 posted on 02/02/2008 1:19:36 PM PST by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: Golden Gate
Thanks for the links.

I really wish Hunter and Tancredo had gone further in their bid for the nomination. Alas.

22 posted on 02/02/2008 1:26:19 PM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: G Larry; don-o

#20 = reality... Like the reality of the 2008 GOP Primary election that leaves some / many conservatives unhappy or bitterly disgusted.

Conservatives, stop playing the moderate / liberal games, just vote conservative.

For now, I offer this to whoever might be interested:

I posted this on the CA message board, in response to a question:

Voting for someone who isn’t running / throwing away your vote...
Similar to #66 by AuntB and my response:

Are you honestly saying voting for someone who IS NOT RUNNING is your best vote?

Mercy.
- - - - - - - - - -

** NOT RUNNING = mere formality. **

Duncan Hunter is still on the Calif Ballot in ALL counties, and a vote for Duncan *will* count. / per the voice on the phone in the CA Sec. of State office.

I’m a Dem, and if something `special’ doesn’t happen in the Dem party, I want the best conservative to vote for in Nov.

Use your vote, don’t waste your vote!

Someone else can try & analyze how the GOP got into the ‘liberal / moderate mess; but it’s working. All the conservative’s time, energy, (MONEY), - the whole conservative focus has been distracted to the GOP’s liberal /moderate food fight.

mercy to THAT!


FYI from Tennessee GOP Primary:

The situation remains very fluid as 10-15% of each major candidate’s supporters say there’s a good chance they could change their mind before voting.


“CODE BLUE” in the Duncan Hunter Campaign!

= a little goop, Everyone CLEAR, ... (as soon as someone shows me how to spell “KA-ZAP!” or whatever that sound is, I’ll post this as a thread.
I may be offline, someone help yourself.)


To: Golden Gate
> Anyone know if Duncan Hunter is on the ballot in Tennessee?

Yeppers :)

Already voted for him...
Twas the best thing I have done for my country this year...:)

151 by Tennessee Nana

- - - - AND:

Duncan Hunter...

With enough votes Duncan could be part of a brokered convention...

There has to be at least three candidates in a brokered convention...

I dont know what FRed is doing...

But Duncan would easily get most of the conservatives behind him

Duncan has all three of those THREE LEGS OF THE STOOL

He’s more than palatable...

No having to slander and abuse conservatives in order to make them submit and drink the poison ...

Duncan is just good clean fun conservative in every area..

:)

President Duncan Hunter

Who for VP ???

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn ?????

157 by Tennessee Nana

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1963762/posts?page=157#157


23 posted on 02/02/2008 3:23:15 PM PST by Golden Gate
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To: W04Man

He will likely be the nominee, and his ESCR stand makes it extremely difficult to vote for him. At least for me.


24 posted on 02/02/2008 3:25:22 PM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: W04Man
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."

**************

I'm shocked.

25 posted on 02/02/2008 3:29:16 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: G Larry

“Doesn’t this idiot have the capacity to understand the scientific evidence that Embryonic Stem Cell Research HAS NO POSITIVE MEDICAL POTENTIAL?”

exactly.
NOT ONE human being has benefitted from embryonic stem cell research.

The only success stories come from adult stem cell research.

Now they think they can coax skin cells back to the embryonic stage anyway.

This is a losing/ignorant position for him to take no matter how you look at it.

What a goof!


26 posted on 02/02/2008 4:00:21 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: trisham

Corporate Welfare, the very type of funding that McCain claims to hate...


27 posted on 02/02/2008 4:18:01 PM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: W04Man

Great...who am I going to vote for on Tuesday?


28 posted on 02/02/2008 4:28:32 PM PST by kcat
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To: W04Man

I suspect that McCain knows next to nothing about stem cells but is aware of the issue as a political issue.


29 posted on 02/02/2008 4:30:23 PM PST by RightWhale (oil--the world currency)
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To: Golden Gate

AN AMEN PING!!!


30 posted on 02/02/2008 7:36:19 PM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: W04Man

Link to interview.

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/02/dont-let-john-m.html


31 posted on 02/02/2008 11:03:21 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: joebuck

Watch the video:

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/02/dont-let-john-m.html


32 posted on 02/02/2008 11:05:29 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: kcat

Vote for the most conservative of the two who can beat Hillary.... that is Romney.


33 posted on 02/03/2008 2:48:22 AM PST by W04Man (DON'T BLAME ME, I was With Fred http://Vets4Fred.net)
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