March 11, 2009

Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Announced on Monday: President Obama signed an executive order that opens up federal tax dollars for embryonic stem cell research. Quoted on CNN.com, Obama says,
"In recent years, when it comes to stem cell research, rather than furthering discovery, our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values," Obama said at the White House.

"In this case, I believe the two are not inconsistent. As a person of faith, I believe we are called to care for each other and work to ease human suffering. I believe we have been given the capacity and will to pursue this research -- and the humanity and conscience to do so responsibly."
I don't really have an answer beyond the fact that this doesn't make sense to me. First, I understand that adult stem cells have shown far more promise (I don't have a link, but I've seen and heard this a number of times). Second, yes, I would love to ease all human suffering, starting with not killing people.

I'm a bit too tired to post a more thoughtful, well-written response, so I will go with this for now.

2 comments:

Grace said...

Yes! It's very true that adult stem cells (like from the ambilical cord) performs miraculous recoveries!
Embryonic stem cell research is a huge misery and I pray for all those children who are used for experiments like these :(

God Bless
Grace

Thank you for your thoughtful comment! I'll pray for your daughter as she grows into her faith!

Diana said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your prayers for my little one!