RNC Chair Michael Steele is far from alone in the Republican Party among those who believe in promoting embryonic adoption.
We live in a nation where each year there are an average of about 500,000 children living in foster care, including 130,000 who are needing adoption.
Former foster children, by some accounts, make up 30 percent of the homeless population and 25 percent of the prison population, with the criterion of “aging out” of the system being the number one indicator of such a grim future.
And people are talking about promoting the adoption of embryos from fertility clinics.
I find this beyond belief.
Anyway, Obama is lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, saving thousands of embryos from the incinerator. For that, I salute him.