President Bush Announces "National Sanctity of Human Life Day"
Yesterday, George W. Bush issued a White House proclamation that Sunday was National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2007:
"America was founded on the principle that we are all endowed by our Creator with the right to life and that every individual has dignity and worth. National Sanctity of Human Life Day helps foster a culture of life and reinforces our commitment to building a compassionate society that respects the value of every human being."
Meanwhile, 12 U.S. soldiers died in a helicopter crash on Saturday, bringing the total number of American troops killed in Iraq to 3,054. Let's not forget the other coalition forces and the thousands of Iraqi civilians. The rest of the grim figures are here.
And Story Landis, the National Institutes of Health official overseeing the implementation of President Bush's embryonic stem cell policy, which is filled with restrictions, made what the Washington Post called "an unusually blunt statement" that the program is "delaying cures".
Yet Bush says he plans to veto a bill passed by the House this month that would lift restrictions.
Bush says he values the sanctity of human life yet pushes policies that say just the opposite. As AmericaBlog notes, a "mind-numbing hypocrisy".