I extended my April 26 March of Dimes blog post into a WorldNetDaily.com column, which was published today.
MOD’s first 2007 WalkAmerica fundraiser is tomorow. Pro-lifers need to know that money they donate to MOD may go to support the culture of death.
In addition to the information I blogged yesterday is this and more, in today’s column:
MOD claims, “MOD policy states that abortion is not the solution to the problem of birth defects. The MOD has long maintained its neutrality on the issue of abortion,” which is to say MOD was opposed to abortion before it went neutral on abortion.
But elsewhere MOD betrays its ambiguous PR attempt. In a fact sheet about fertility treatment and the risks of carrying multiples, MOD states, “The fertility treatment program… should follow the professional and ethical guidelines of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine….”
The professional and ethical guidelines of ASRM include testing embryos for defects before implanting them during the in vitro fertilization process and “multifetal pregnancy reduction,” i.e., abortion, when pregnant with two or more babies.
MOD has also conducted at least one workshop on “preimplantation genetic diagnosis” for defective embryos.
So, one way MOD accomplishes its mission statement of “preventing birth defects and infant mortality,” is by destroying preborn humans with birth defects, who incidentally might have grown into infants who died – killing two birds with one stone.
MOD also supports federally funded embryonic stem cell experimentation and itself funds fetal tissue experimentation.
MOD has also given grants to Planned Parenthood, although it says these were not for abortion but for “preconception health services and for prenatal education services.” The term “shell game” comes to mind….
Finish reading my column today, “EXTRA Stanek 4-27 column: “March of Dimes marches for death,” at WorldNetDaily.com.