Carter Votes to Protect Sanctity of Life
Congressman John Carter (R, Round Rock), House Republican Conference Secretary, today released the following statement regarding today's vote on S. 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007:
"I am committed to funding research for life-threatening diseases such as Parkinson's disease, cancer, and diabetes - but not at the expense of human life. I voted in strong opposition to this bill because it ignores the most recent science and uses tax dollars to fund the intentional destruction of human life. Embryonic stem cell research is a process that extracts cells from living human embryos, and in doing so, extinguishes a living being. As a committed member of the Pro-Life Caucus, I will continue to defend the sanctity of human life at all stages.
"Scientists have just announced they have made advances that will allow them to produce embryonic stem cells without destroying a human embryo. It is important for Congress to take a look at such breakthrough technologies and other possible alternatives to embryonic stem cell research that would allow us to find cures for serious diseases that don't compromise our ethics."