"'To have your child die before you is devastating beyond words,' said his father.
Today's change of policy is something that Strongin and Goldberg have been advocating for years so that other parents don't have to go through what they did.
'It is too late for us, [and] obviously for Henry at this point, but it is not too late for us to stand up and applaud this incredibly wonderful thing,' said Henry's mother.
Mr. Bush and his supporters said they were defending human life; days-old embryos--typically from fertility-clinic leftovers otherwise destined to be thrown away--are destroyed for the stem cells."
To have your child die within you because of you isn't a picnic either. It teaches you things about human life and the value of it.
But I do feel deeply for parents like Henry's. If my daughter were dying and needed an organ, I'd be sorely tempted to pray for someone else's child to get into a car wreck so we could have that organ. Horrible, but true. I understand the ferociousness of love for a child. I also understand the pain of losing a child (whoa, that comment won't be appreciated by about half the population) but what we are talking about is deliberately destroying one living child to save another who has been around longer (not to mention the fact that children are being "destined" for the trash).
Embryonic stem cell research is definitely a case of some children are trash and some are treasures. Man, that sucks.
I would never vilify the parents of ailing children. They are in a tight, tight spot. I would do anything to help them--anything except kill other children.
Wanting their children to live is right. Killing other children to achieve that end is wrong.
This life is harder than hard. Thank God we have a Savior.
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