Friday, September 03, 2004

Promoting a Culture of Life

From the President's Agenda for a Second Term. (The link for the whole agenda is here.)

President Bush is committed to leading our Nation toward a culture that values life - the life of the elderly and sick, the life of the young, and the life of the unborn. To promote a culture of life, the President has signed into law the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, and the Adoption Promotion Act of 2003. He has also reinstated the Mexico City Policy to end Federal funding of international organizations that promote abortion.

In his second term, President Bush will:

Defend the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban - President Bush will vigorously defend the Federal law banning the violent and brutal practice of partial birth abortion.

Prevent Federal Funding for Abortion - President Bush will continue to enforce restrictions that prevent the expenditure of Federal funds to support or promote abortion.

Support Parental Notification - President Bush supports the right of parents to be involved in the decisions of their minor daughters.

Emphasize Abstinence Education - President Bush will develop research-based best-practices education curricula; will increase funding for abstinence-only education; and will work with faith and community groups to encourage parents and children to communicate about these issues.

Prevent Human Cloning - President Bush will work to pass a law banning all human cloning.

Support Ethical Stem Cell Research - President Bush, the first President to provide Federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research, will continue to explore the potential of adult and embryonic stem cell research without encouraging the further destruction of human embryos.

Though I disagree with the president's funding of ANY embryonic stem cell research, the bulk of this plan to promote a Culture of Life should be well received by serious Catholics.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all good, because promoting this culture of life includes spreading our liberty to other countries. We should spread this culture to Iran, Syria, and N. Korea, cause it's life-promoting goodness! Also, we should continue to execute our own real real baddies.

9:33 AM  

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