Wednesday, April 11, 2007

So Close, and Yet So Far... Keep Trying, Abortion Lobby

"Diabetics cured by stem-cell treatment"

First off, let me say a hearty congratulations! to all those who appear to have had their Type 1 diabetes cured by this treatment, and who will be helped by this treatment as it is perfected and made suitable for application to the rest of the diabetic population.

Second, since the article only expresses this in a roundabout way ("stem cells drawn from [the patients'] own blood"), let me amplify: these were adult stem cells, and required the destruction of no human embryos.

The usefulness of embryonic stem cells (and thus justification for the idea that unborn babies might not only be disposable, thanks to Roe, but their flesh useful) is still awaiting any sort of proof.

Yet the authors of the article can't resist getting their digs in:
Previous studies have suggested that stem-cell therapies offer huge potential to treat a variety of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neuron disease. A study by British scientists in November also reported that stem-cell injections could repair organ damage in heart attack victims.

But research using the most versatile kind of stem cells — those acquired from human embryos — is currently opposed by powerful critics, including President Bush.
Those eeevil Republicans and their opposition to baby-killing. How dare they?


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