this legislation means that tax dollars will be used to pay for the
destruction of innocent human life," says a letter signed by Cardinal
William Keeler, archbishop of Baltimore; Cardinal Theodore McCarrick,
archbishop of Washington; and Bishop Michael Salltarelli of Wilmington,
"Human life is
not to be treated as a commodity, as a raw material in science
experiments,” they said. “Taking innocent human life is always a great
evil, regardless of whether society as a whole stands to benefit."
Catholic leaders are urging Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. to veto
legislation allowing for state funding of embryonic stem cell research,
reported the Washington Post. Ehrlich said he would sign the bill.