Sunday, October 10, 2004

The Facts About Embryonic Stem Cell Research vs. Kerry's Misleading Comments

From Insight Scoop 2004:

In the recent "townhall" Presidential debate, John Kerry asserted the need for research using embryonic stem cells to find cures for diseases such as Parkinson's Disease. Of course, even if we could be sure that such research would bring a cure, that wouldn't justify killing embryonic human beings. In fact, though, the case for the medical benefits of embryonic stem cell research is flawed. The U.S. bishops' website lists a number of resources on the subject of stem cell research. Go here. Richard M. Doerflinger, of the U.S. bishops' Prolife Secretariat, addressed the subject before the Senate's subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space. Here are his comments. The new book, The Five Issues That Matter Most, also has a chapter on Stem Cell Research and human cloning. You can find out more about the book by going here.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, does this mean we should throw away the embryos from fertility clinics instead of doing research on them? Is the trash can a better place for embryos than in science labs? Exactly where do you stand on this question?

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the sake of argument, let's say, ESCR yields some cure for some disease. (That's a big 'IF' mind you.)Now, the cure would require the use of hundreds, thousands of embryos. Should we then allow the creation of life so it can be destroyed for a cure?

This is about more than the 200,000 frozen embryos in existence now. Open your eyes.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are Catholic, open yours. You aren't in charge here, God is.

5:25 AM  

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