Good post. Yes, medicine is progressing at break necy speed. I can say that my ethics mirror exactly those of the RC Church, but they are saying something very important; folks there is another way to do this thing—and with good results. Why is there such a nihilistic insistance on using embryos when there is another way of achieving the good medicine is trying to accomplish.
Not that I expect the RC Church to condone the RU pill, the morning after pill or even a plain old condom. They don’t, they won’t and at least they are standing their ground. But why are the pro-choice folks so enamored with a barbaric procedure such as abortion—let alone partial birth abortion when other methods may be available (won’t make these methods any more ethical in the eyes of the Church)—just less barbaric. Makes you wonder if some of these folks aren’t possessed by the spirit of a human heart eating Aztec sun god needing the sacrifice of innocent human life.
It’s a shame that the RCC is behind the times in research, and would rather see embryos discarded like trash than to participate in research. They’d rather a person die than to have the cells of an already long-dead embryo go to their cure.
Is that surprising, considering the first human clinical trial for embryonic stem cells was approved only three days after President Obama took office?!?
There's promise in this branch of research, even if there are many successes with adult/iPSC research.
Here’s the add that should have been run.
Results of adult stem cell..List the cures.
Results for embryonic stem cells: Cancer.