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RSC CHAIRMAN RESPONDS TO FRIST STATEMENT

ON EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Mike Pence (R-Ind.), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee (RSC), spoke today at a press conference held in response to Senator Bill Frist’s statement on embryonic stem cell research. Pence’s statement follows:

“House conservatives are profoundly disappointed that we have lost Senator Bill Frist to this cause, but this cause will prevail.

“It was Ronald Reagan who said, ‘We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life – the unborn – without diminishing the value of all human life.’

“Ronald Reagan was right and Bill Frist is wrong.

“I believe that life begins at conception and that a human embryo is human life. I believe it is morally wrong to create human life to destroy it for research. And I believe it is morally wrong to take the tax dollars of millions of pro-life Americans, who believe that human life is sacred, and use them to fund the destruction of human embryos for research.”

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