stem-cell research


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research on stem cells and their use in medicine

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In the case of stem-cell research, the church further objects to the harvesting of fetal tissue from aborted fetuses.
I also believe that embryonic stem-cell research should be encouraged and supported."
Ronald Reagan Jr., son of the former president, urged the Democratic convention to support embryonic stem-cell research. It was, he said, a choice "between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology" (Toronto Globe, front page, July 28, 2004).
As with Bush's inquiry into stem-cell research, when preparing important policy decisions, the White House wants scientists to give them validation, not grief.
Brownback told The Eagle that religious conservatives have obtained "a philosophical majority" in Congress and America and said he looks forward to passing laws restricting abortion and banning embryonic stem-cell research and human cloning.
Pacholczyk said the claim that embryonic stem-cell research shows the greatest promise for curing disease "is vastly oversold." The number of those cured by use of such cells is "exactly zero," the priest said.
Meanwhile, an array of prominent medical researchers are not at all happy with the restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research in the bill.
In one July 2001 Washington Post article, the paper's chief science writer, Rick Weiss, quoted Melton saying "it would be very ill-advised to close the door on the production of new [stem-]cell lines" But Weiss described Melton only as "chairman of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University" There was no mention of Curis, even though if Bush had chosen to come out against embryonic stem-cell research, Meltons firm would have had great difficulty raising investment capital.
BETWEEN THE LINES: On the controversial issue of stem-cell research, ethics has largely been pushed aside to make way for mass misinformation and manipulation.
Politicians are not in good standing with the church, these bishops say, if they support reproductive rights, expanded stem-cell research and government approval of same-sex marriage or civil unions.
Embryonic stem-cell research, of course, is precisely about sacrificing some lives for the sake of others.
Consider, for example, President Bush's position on stem-cell research. In a May 18, 2001 letter to Robert A.
Readers of the Globe & Mail were informed that a provision in the bill allowing researchers to harvest human embryos for stem cells-killing them in the process, a fact that might be expected to be the subject of some controversy-was "a Canadian compromise." The Toronto Star agreed, saying "it struck a careful balance between the life-saving possibilities of stem-cell research and the need to protect the sanctity of human life." The National Post coverage, Coyne said, sounded a similar note.