Monday, March 07, 2005

Musings of a Gentile Woman

“Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This girl who was also known as Esther, was lovely in form and features, and Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.” Esther 2:7

On March 2, 2005 all around our nation, Hadassah had a national Date with the State lobby day for SOS. Their State of Stem Cells presentation encouraged California style funding for ESCR embryonic stem cell research. That SOS really ought to be a call to help embryonic life in our nation!

Of all human groups which should be finely attuned to the needs of the oppressed; one
would think that Jewish mothers would be at the top of the list.

Having been the target of Hitler’s destructive march for eugenic purity, these descendants of Auschwitz should be working over-time to protect innocent life.
They of all humans on the planet should be familiar with the beautiful story of Queen Esther and how the Lord used her to save His people.

Taking a human life to potentially find a cure for another human, is reminiscent of the heinous German notion of using the skin of murdered Jews to create lampshades.
Have the memories of the holocaust grown so dim as to no longer serve as a morality check on today’s human psyche?

Pro-lifers are accused of opposing stem cell research. An honest assessment of that opposition would reveal that they, to a person, support ethical stem cell research
which does not destroy human life.

Adult stem cell research has produced a variety of amazingly marvelous improvements in the health status of the incapacitated. Embryonic stem cell research has to date produced no successful cures. In fact, harmful effects like teratomas have resulted. With embryonic cells being undifferentiated, tumors of hair and baby teeth can occur with implantations of ECSR.

The largest women’s group, Hadassah, should re-read the book of Esther and become
well versed in its lessons, before Purim, March 25.

Embryonic life in America needs you Hadassah.

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this.” Esther 4:14.