Illinois Governor Blagojevich Signs Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday signed a bill that would force taxpayers there to spend money on embryonic stem cell research. His signing the measure is the latest action going against the views of pro-life advocates on whether unborn children should be sacrificed to advance scientific research. The measure would set up an institute under the Illinois Department of Public Health to award grants for the research, which has never helped any patients. It also makes embryonic stem cell research legal and establishes procedures for couples to donate their “unwanted” human embryos for studies. Blagojevich has angered lawmakers over the last two years with executive orders spending state dollars on embryonic stem cell research without the backing of the legislature. He has perviously spent $15 million on embryonic stem cell research and the bill would put that funding into state law.
This in conformity with the rest of Governor B.’s pro-death actions, so on the one hand it doesn’t really surprise me, on the other hand, IL has so many strong pro-lifers and good Christian people, in a way, it is difficult to understand.