Sam Brownback Lobbying John McCain on Embryonic Stem Cell Research
(Hat tip: PewSitter.com)
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- In an interview with LifeNews.com on Thursday, pro-life Sen. Sam Brownback said Republican presidential candidate John McCain is doing some re-examining of his position on embryonic stem cell research. In light of new advances in ethical forms of the science, McCain is grappling with the controversial topic.My Comments:
With victories in South Carolina and Florida and a lead in the polls as almost two dozen states head to Super Tuesday, more political observers say John McCain is the likely Republican nominee.
McCain opposes abortion, but pro-life advocates are concerned about his votes to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research.
Brownback told LifeNews.com, "I've hit him up on that hard and hit his campaign up on that hard with the breakthrough of reprogramming skin cells."
"His language has changed although his position has not on this," Brownback said, implying that McCain has absorbed some of the latest news on ethical forms of stem cell research yielding embryonic-like stem cells.
Brownback said he has impressed upon McCain the point that new scientific advances make it less necessary to do embryonic stem cell research [ED.: "Necessary"? It's never necessary to commit evil so that some imagined good may result. Note that this is the reporter's word, not Sen. Brownback's.], "but he hasn't come to the point that he will uphold President Bush's stance."
"His language has changed on it, but we'll keep working on him," Brownback told LifeNews.com.
I'd feel a lot more at ease about McCain being the GOP nominee if Sam Brownback were his running mate.
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McCain Gets Help from Brownback to Lure Catholics