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Candidate takes wrong stand Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

It is shocking and scandalous. Tom Barrett, candidate for governor of Wisconsin, said at an October 15 town hall meeting in Milwaukee that embryonic stem cell research is “the Lord’s work.”

What a breathtaking new description of life-destroying research! We all know God as the Creator of life, and now Barrett has made Him a willing accomplice in research that depends on destroying a living human embryo.

Sadly, Barrett is not only wrong on the morals, but wrong on the science.  At a time when there are so many ethical stem cell alternatives, Barrett clings to old research and displays a lack of moral character that is simply stunning.

Barbara L. Lyons, executive director, Wisconsin Right to Life, Milwaukee