MSNBC is holding an on-line poll on whether embryonic stem cell research, requiring the destruction of live human embryos, should be federally funded. The poll is a sidebar to a news story about a law suit to stop such funding.

ABORTED BABIES GIVEN BURIAL Msgr. Edward Kavanaugh, president of St. Patrick’s Home for Children and pastor of St. Rose Church in Sacramento was assisted by four altar boys as he performed a Rite of Catholic Burial outside the city’s sewage treatment center, which is the final resting place for tens of thousands of aborted babies flushed down area drains and sewers during the past 28 years since Roe v. Wade. (“Catholic Burial Rite at Sewage Treatment Center,” The Wanderer, 2/1/01, p. 7, as reported by American Life League)