Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pleasant Hill, Calif. (August 14, 2013) — We applaud
California Governor Jerry Brown for his leadership in vetoing AB 926
yesterday. This bill would have allowed women in California to be paid
to sell their eggs for scientific research. Jennifer Lahl, president of
the Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC), who testified in Sacramento
on the bill said, "The CBC has worked tirelessly to oppose egg
'donation' for ten years now. As we are based in California, this veto
is especially encouraging to us. We commend the Governor for his
leadership on this bill."
The Governor's veto letter
is a strong statement about the unknown health risks to young women and
the fact that financial compensation only compounds the problem. He
acknowledged the unanimous prohibition of this practice six years ago by
the California legislature and stated he saw no reason to change the
We encourage you to send a note of thanks to the Governor and thank him for this important victory.