Government Absurdity of the Day

In addition to being the day of the NFL conference championships, Sunday, January 21, 2007 was National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2007. It was proclaimed so by our lord President.

Directly from today's edition of the Federal Register (keep in mind that, as we learned in Season 3 of The West Wing, getting a Presidential proclamation published in the Federal Register is not all that easy):

National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2007

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America was founded on the principle that we are all endowed by our Creator [This is a US government publication?!?!?!] with the right to life and that every individual has dignity and worth. National Sanctity of Human Life Day helps foster a culture of life and reinforces our commitment to building a compassionate society that respects the value of every human being.

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Among the most basic duties of Government is to defend the unalienable right to life, and my Administration is committed to protecting our society's most vulnerable members. We are vigorously promoting parental notification laws, adoption, abstinence education, crisis pregnancy programs , and the vital work of faith-based groups [Editor's note: How about some condoms and STD education programs you ignorant motherfucker]. Through the ``Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002,'' the ``Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003,'' and the ``Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004,'' [Editor's note: these acts don't really fuck around with euphemisms do they?] we are helping to make our country a more hopeful place.

One of our society's challenges today is to harness the power of science to ease human suffering without sanctioning practices that violate the dignity of human life. With the right policies, we can continue to achieve scientific progress while living up to our ethical and moral responsibilities.

Click here to read the full proclamation.

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