Many noteworthy things happened to Nightlight Christian Adoptions and its extended family during 2010, but one of the most exciting was being mentioned in Decision Points, the recently-released memoir of President George W. Bush.
In the book, President Bush recalls the first veto of his Presidency – a decision to overrule the passage of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2006 – which would have allowed federal funding for embryonic stem cell research that would destroy embryos.
Included in the organizations and individuals invited to the White House on July 19, 2006 were families and employees from Nightlight Christian Adoptions and the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program.
Here is a brief excerpt from Decision Points, where President Bush discusses the events leading up to this historic moment:
“That same day, I also met representatives of National Right to Life. They opposed any research that destroyed embryos. They pointed out that each tiny stem cell cluster had the potential to grow into a person. In fact, all of us had started our lives in this early state. As evidence, they pointed to a new program run by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. The agency secured permission from IVF patients to place their unused frozen embryos up for adoption. Loving mothers had the embryos implanted in them and carried the babies – known as snowflakes – to term. The message was unmistakable: within every frozen embryo were the beginnings of a child…” Continue reading