Scientific Community Seriously Damaged by Phony Stem Cell Claims

Revelations that South Korean doctor Woo Suk Hwang, once thought to be the groundbreaking creator of the world’s first cloned human embryos, fabricated all of his research has forced many mainstream media outlets to concede that human cloning and embryo destructive research were dealt a serious blow by the scandal. Despite efforts by some proponents of cloning to spin the story into a case for federally-funded research, Hwang has been largely portrayed as a disgraced scientist who has thrown the future of human cloning into jeopardy. Read

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President Bush Signs Ethical Stem Cell Bill Over Democrat Objections

Following what amounted to a seven month filibuster on the part of Senate Democrats President Bush signed into law a bill establishing a national bank for stem cells derived from umbilical cords. Umbilical cord stem cells have been used to treat 67 different diseases including leukemia and anemia and obtaining them poses no ethical problems. Read

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Position of the Catholic Medical Association on Cloning

In the love between husband and wife, God creates children to be reared and educated by the parents. This is the norm. Any deviation from normalcy could interfere with God’s plans for children at His choice. Any technology, which seeks to create human life outside the normative conjugal act of husband and wife, is immoral precisely because it circumvents God’s plan for generation of the human person. Read

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