Obama: End Funding for Snowflake Embryo Adoption ProgramSteven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 3/5/12 12:46 PM
President Barack Obama is seeking to end federal funding for a pro-life program installed during the administration of President George W. Bush that helped save unborn babies potentially slated for destruction in fertility clinics.
The “snowflake baby” program provided funding for adoption programs for the children who were formerly stored human embryos at fertility clinics who could have been destroyed for scientific research.
Congressman Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, was one of the strong proponents of the pro-life program, saying, “Assertions that leftover embryos are better off dead so that their stem cells can be derived is dehumanizing and cheapens human life. There is no such thing as leftover human life. Ask the snowflake children— cryogenically frozen embryos who were adopted—their lives are precious and priceless.”
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