Boehner Statement Opposing Legislation Forcing Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for Destruction of Human Embryos
House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today released the following statement upon House passage of legislation (S.5) that would force taxpayers to foot the bill for the killing of human embryos:
"It is outrageous and unnecessary to force taxpayers to foot the bill for the exploitation and destruction of human embryos. It's ironic that the majority pushed this bill on the day after researchers announced a breakthrough in stem cell research that shows progress can be made without destroying human life. The question is not whether you support stem cell research - it is whether we should be focusing time and taxpayer dollars on destroying human embryos or on research that has the greatest potential for near-term clinical benefit, like adult stem cell research.
"The federal government should be in the business of protecting - not killing - human life."