Jump directly to the content

Caring for the disabled and stem cell research

Sen. Joe Biden reminded voters of stem cell research on the campaign trail today.

"I hear all this talk about how the Republicans are going to work in dealing with parents who have both the joy, because there's joy to it as well, the joy and the difficulty of raising a child who has a developmental disability, who were born with a birth defect. Well guess what folks? If you care about it, why don't you support stem cell research?"

Some evangelicals have raised concern about John McCain's support of embryonic stem cell research. McCain's campaign responded to Biden's comments.

"Barack Obama's running mate sunk to a new low today launching an offensive debate over who cares more about special needs children," McCain-Palin spokesman Ben Porritt said. "Playing politics with this issue is disturbing and indicative of a desperate campaign."

Biden spokesman David Wade said Tuesday that Biden's comments were not directed at Palin who said in her acceptance speech last week that parents of disabled children would have "a friend and advocate in the White House."

"We've heard not a dime's worth of difference between the McCain-Palin ticket and the Bush Administration on medical breakthroughs that millions of parents and doctors believe could save lives and transform the quality of life for countless Americans," Wade said.

Wade's point would probably be something a James Dobson type would want to hear.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:September 9, 2008 at 2:44PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
1 in 4 Pastors Have Struggled with Mental Illness, Finds LifeWay and Focus on the Family
Family ministry has LifeWay Research examine how well (or not well) churches address mental health.
Pew Surprised by How Many Americans Want Religion Back in Politics
Fresh stats on who thinks churches should endorse candidates, whether homosexual behavior is a sin, and has it gotten harder to be an evangelical.
What Evangelicals Think About Scotland's Independence Vote
(UPDATED) After narrow "No" vote, Scottish evangelicals say churches will take lead in building the 'new Scotland.'
Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show
(UPDATED) Performance with The Roots was the first by a Christian rapper on late-night TV.
Christianity Today
Caring for the disabled and stem cell research