At the Bioethics and Politics Conference in Albany, one of the neo-conservative speakers quipped in a Q/A session, “I wish liberals cared as much about the unborn as they do about the uninsured.” I was struck by the immense lack of compassion for those who are unable to receive the medical care they and their families so desperately need today. So I was delighted, in light of the political frenzy going on in Washington DC right now on the various stem cell bills, to find this statement from June Walker, National President of Hadassah:
In a statement today, June Walker, National President of Hadassah, appealed directly to Senator Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader, who visited Hadassah Medical Center in May 2005, to do all he can to ensure Senate passage (of HR 810). “By passing this legislation, the Senate will definitively demonstrate that stem cell research is not an issue that divides Americans by political party or faith. This bill would affirm the sanctity of both human life and the spirit of free inquiry-two tenets of America’s spiritual and political life behind which the vast majority of Americans proudly stand. It is immoral for our families, neighbors and friends to suffer while Washington politics hold hostage treatments within our scientific grasp. A presidential veto would not reflect the American people’s political will.”
Now that's what I call being "pro-life". You can read the full statement at: Hadassah News.