Embryo Protection

Embryo Protection

Revolutionary Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research
Embryonic-Like Stem Cells Obtained from Skin Cells without Destroying Life
MADISON, Wisconsin/ KYOTO, Japan, November 28, 2007-- A new study released last week by two teams of scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Kyoto University in Japan revealed the possibility of reprogramming regular human skin cells to obtain embryonic-like stem cells. This historic discovery means that the kind of stem cell research that requires the killing of a human being in his or her embryonic stage of life is no longer needed.

Here Come the Manimals
SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2007-- Get ready for the "manimals." In Sunday's Washington Post, Will Saletan describes how some scientists have cut themselves loose from the tether of self restraint and are busily planning the creation of human/animal chimeras with increasingly human attributes. 

Thank President Bush for Vetoing S.5
Watch for Senate Attempt to Put Same Language in Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, DC, June 20, 2007 --As promised, today President George W. Bush vetoed S.5, the bill that would have funded the destruction of the living human beings in their embryonic stage of life for scientific research. This is the second time the President vetoed this legislation in two years.

Amniotic Fluid Found Source of Pluripotent Stems Cells
Research Announcement Delayed Seven Years

Jan. 10, 2007 - With the U.S. House of Representatives rushing to require research that results in the death of human beings in their embryonic stage of life, a new report was published announcing a research breakthrough indicating a morally acceptable alternative supply of pluripotent stem cells is available and can be obtained from amniotic fluid. However the publication of the information has been apparently delayed for as long as seven years.

Stem Cell Research is Good - Except When It Involves Killing a Human Being
By William B. May
It is that simple. Stem cell research is a good and it is moral according to Catholic social teachings. Many cures have been discovered through research on stem cells taken from umbilical cords or from fully developed persons. What makes stem cell research immoral is the fact that it sometimes requires killing a living human being.Listening to commentators on radio and TV argue about whether Michael J. Fox exaggerated his Parkinson's disease symptoms to gain sympathy for embryonic stem cell research is very frustrating. Whether or not he did, the real problem is that he is confusing the issue, and misleading the public, and it is important to understand how.

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