For Immediate Release
Aug 10, 2001
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BUSH STEM CELL DECISION BREAKS CAMPAIGN PLEDGE AND BETRAYS PRO-LIFE CONSERVATIVES

Funding Decision Provides Incentive To Promote Future Experimentation With Embryos And Excuses Previous Destruction Of Unborn

President Squanders Opportunity To Promote “Culture of Life” And Embraces “Ends Justifies Means” Philosophy

Judicial Watch Will Probe Politics Behind Bizarre Decision


(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government abuse and corruption, expressed grave disappointment in President Bush’s decision to break his September 22, 2000 campaign pledge to oppose federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

President Bush’s decision to spend American tax payers money to promote research of previously “developed” embryonic “stem cell lines,” is being cast by some as a crafty political dodge of a difficult ethical issue, and by others as a “Solomonic” compromise. Judicial Watch sees the Bush decision as yet another concession to supporters of ghoulish experimentation on human beings, all in the name of science and technology. Rather than taking this opportunity to stop or even reverse the past 30 years of abuse against the unborn, President Bush gave the American public an eleven minute dissertation on moral relativism.

The President’s plan for controlling and monitoring how America’s tax dollars for stem cell research are used provides an incentive for researchers to expand their experiments and justify the “need” for more embryos to be destroyed.

“Judicial Watch will be filing Freedom of Information Act requests today to probe the politics behind President Bush’s reneging on his campaign promise,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“‘Read my lips’, Judicial Watch sees this flip-flop as another form of government dishonesty and abuse,” added Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman.


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