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Stem Cell Research: Mixing religion, science and politics equals controversy.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on December 6, 2009

This week president Obama announced the release of 13 new embryonic stem cell lines to be used for research.  Scientists are hopeful that this research could someday treat or even cure diseases like Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and spinal cord injuries (just to name a few).  But this decision isn’t without controversy.

Although, I have a hard time understanding why there is such a big controversy.  If you consider the two-day old embryo to be life, then wouldn’t you want that life to have some sort of meaning?  When the alternative to research is the trash, isn’t there more dignity in research?

This is a one minute video that demonstrates what is currently happening to unused frozen embryos “LIFE” from fertility clinics. These are the same embryos, that could be used to advance scientific research and to save lives…

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One Response to “Stem Cell Research: Mixing religion, science and politics equals controversy.”

  1. FYI
    Some of the many diseases already treatable with ADULT stem cells:
    **Heart Disease, Diabetes (Type 1 + 2), Cerebral Palsy, Amputation, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/do-stem-cell-treatments-work/
    **Spinal Cord Injuries – http://tinyurl.com/SCIvsASC
    **Hearing Disorders – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/hearing-disorders/
    **Diabetes – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/diabetes-stem-cells-a-brief-history/
    **Heart Diseases – http://tinyurl.com/CARDIACvsASC and http://tinyurl.com/1stCARDIACbs
    **Autism – http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/autism-stem-cells-a-brief-history/

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