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'Quality of life vs. sanctity of life':
Legislators debate research
By Julianne Nornberg
CATHOLIC HERALD STAFF
MADISON -- The question of "quality of life
vs. sanctity of life" was the main issue at hand when people
came to testify at and witness a public hearing on Assembly Bill
(AB) 736, a proposed state Human Embryo Protection Act, and AB 699,
a bill proposing a Human Cloning Ban in Wisconsin.
The hearing took place in front of the Assembly Health Committee
chaired by Representative Gregg Underheim (R-Oshkosh) Jan. 25 at
the State Capitol.
"It's important to protect the sanctity of human
life," said Representative Stephen Freese (R-Dodgeville),
co-author of AB 736. "We do not oppose stem cell research. We
encourage research with adult stem cells and umbilical cord blood.
We should not destroy humans for research. Are embryos inherently
sacred or lab specimens? Do we take parts of people to benefit
other people?" Full Story ...
March for Life:
By Michael Radowicz
FOR THE CATHOLIC HERALD
This year's pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., for the 29th
annual March for Life was filled with many of God's blessings
for myself and for the hundreds of thousands of Christ's
heralds who gathered from across the country to celebrate life and
to remember the unborn.
I had the distinct privilege of representing the Diocese of
Madison in a special way by vesting and being a part of the
procession at the beginning and end of the Jan. 21 Vigil Mass for
Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception. As we processed throughout the basilica, I
couldn't help but smile at all of the young faces that I saw
in the assembly, singing at the top of their lungs and filled with
joy at the witness that they were giving to their faith as Catholic
Christians. Full Story ...
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