Saturday, July 09, 2005

Embryonic Stem Cell Cures... And Other Fairy Tales

A guest column in the Town Hall lineup today focuses on the concentrated campaign of lies, distortions and false hopes which embryonic stem cell profiteers are waging against the sanctity of life. The columnist is Jean Swenson, a well-informed, compassionate advocate of adult stem cell science -- the one that's already working to help people.

By the way, Jean Swenson is not an indifferent spectator of the issue. She is a quadriplegic who very much desires cures for illnesses, diseases and injuries (like the one to her spinal cord). However, she insists that the best chances for such cures lie in the direction of morally-acceptable medical research.

This is a very good piece and one which you'd do well to pass around.