Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, July 3, 2001
The question is, who is the author of life? If the answer is anything but God, then there should be no restrictions on any kind of experiments with human life because we are, as Francis Schaeffer used to observe, material and energy shaped by pure chance in a random universe. But if we are unique creatures who have been made in the image of God, we should have stopped devaluing ourselves long before we got to the debate over stem-cell research.
It is never right to do wrong in order to do right. Blacks, Indians and Jews are only three groups who have in the past been declared nonpersons. We now understand that was wrong, but why? For the same reason that killing babies and stealing their cells is wrong. President Bush should prohibit it.