OK, OK. I'll admit the headline is a little loaded, but it got your attention, right?
Our thanks to Nick DeLeeuw of RightMichigan.com for staying on top of the Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research and Cures (MCSCRC) ballot initiative that would allow researchers to vivisect, mutilate, and kill embryonic human beings to harvest their stem cells. Nick covers all the solid facts that people have no excuse for not knowing on such a fundamental issue -- excepting, of course, the so-called progressives like MCSCRC who never let a fact get in the way of their plans to run/ruin our lives -- so we invite you to check out his article on the moral, scientific, and policy arguments against the MCSCRC initiative.
Nick's update on this initiative ties in with the story we broke last fall about Big Sister a.k.a. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell stumping for the MCSCRC cause. We took note of Heartwell's speech before the group, because he had made a show during his re-election campaign of staying silent on abortion and the other life issues. He had claimed his silence was a consequence of the irrelevance of these issues to the office of mayor, when in fact it was a crass political calculation to keep his pro-abortion position under wraps to suppress the turn-out for his pro-life challenger in the mayoral primary race. However, once that strategy worked to win the election, Heartwell used the prestige and influence of his "irrelevant" mayoral office to support the MCSCRC initiative.
But then Heartwell is the most advanced sort of progressive. Not only does he not let the facts get in the way of his political agenda, he doesn't let integrity get in the way either.