President Barack Obama has cut funding to the embryo adoption program that President George W. Bush launched by in 2002. According to the Washington Times, March 4:
The federal government’s only program aimed at preventing the discarding of “extra” frozen human embryos is itself in danger of being discarded.
In a move that pro-lifers are calling more evidence of the Obama administration’s “pro-abortion slant,” the White House has sought to defund the Embryo Adoption Awareness Campaign in its fiscal 2013 budget.
The Department of Health and Human Services “is not requesting funds for this program” because “the Embryo Adoption program will be discontinued in FY2013,” HHS officials said in a February funding report to Congress….
The HHS report said the reason to end the $1.9 million embryo-adoption awareness program is “limited interest.” Only a “very small pool of applicants, many of whom are repeat recipients,” are seeking the grants, it said.
Mailee Smith, staff counsel at Americans United for Life, said such a decision is more evidence of “the pro-abortion slant of this administration.”
“Why would the Obama administration cut $2 million for adoption awareness, but keep $1 million a day for Planned Parenthood?” she asked….
But in March 2009, President Obama authorized more funding for embryonic stem-cell research, and federal guidelines now let couples donate unwanted frozen embryos to such researchers with the proviso that they cannot receive cash, services or special treatment in exchange for their donations.
So Obama freed up funding for human embryo experimentation, made a way for parents to donate their children for dissection, and then cut funding for embryo adoption. How else can these actions be seen other than pro-death?
Meanwhile, according to CNS News on March 5:
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the division the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, will provide “hormone therapy” to illegal aliens it has detained who say they are transgender, according to the agency’s operations manual for its detention facilities….
The ICE detention operations manual also says that illegal alien detainees who are pregnant will be provided with help not just for an impending delivery but also in obtaining an abortion….
Abortions will be taxpayer-funded if the life of the mother is deemed to be endangered or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, and ICE will arrange transportation to the abortionist at no cost to the detainee.
One guess as how many healthy but abortion-minded detainees say they were the victims of rape. And who’s to know? There is also no gestational age restriction in ICE’s operations manual. So theoretically a mother who is seven months pregnant could be detained, cry rape, and get a taxpayer-funded abortion. It is not outside the realm of possibility to think there are some who might be purposefully detained so as to get taxpayer funded abortions.
This man MUST be replaced in November. The depths of his pro-death agenda is unfathomable.
[Photo of President Bush holding a baby who was adopted as an embryo via USA Today; bottom photo via The Daily Beast]