Obama Not Democratic or Scientific


Undemocratic, Non-scientific, and Without Integrity–

These are a few words I can think of which describe the position taken by President Obama on embryonic stem cell research.  His position is undemocratic in that (once again) it shows a total lack of concern for those who argue that humanity is undermined by pro-abortion policies. 

 

The position is not scientific in that it totally ignores the real success of adult stem cell research.  This website has the score at 73-0.  The 73 score represents the successful application of adult stem cells.  The 0 score represents the successful application of embryonic stem cells. 

 

The position is without integrity because it forces the destruction of human embryos for no reason except “to experiment.”  There is no longer promise held out for embryonic stem cells.  The promise is in adult stem cells (iSPCs).  The only reason to continue with the charade that there is “hope” for embryonic stem cells is to keep the cruel farce alive that, perhaps, there is a justification for destroying human life (that is, perhaps there is justification for abortion).  For more on how Obama relies on hype instead of hope, see here.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Obama Not Democratic or Scientific

  1. Where exactly do they get the human embryos? Are they from sperm/egg donors?

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  2. TC,
    the short answer to your question is “Yes,” they come from fertilization clinics. Also, I think abortion clinics might be a source.

    I thought it might be a good exercise, however, to see how other sites answer that question. Below, I have included 2 answers to the same question, one is from a Christian site, the other from a secular site. The pattern is clear. One site seeks to answer the question forthrightly. The other seeks to dazzle (and confuse) with ambiguous jargon. Decide for yourself which answer helps most:

    What is the source of embryonic stem cells?

    Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity Response:
    Human embryonic stem cells are the cells from which all 200+ kinds of tissue in the human body originate. Typically, they are derived from human embryos—often those from fertility clinics who are left over from assisted reproduction attempts (e.g., in vitro fertilization). When stem cells are obtained from living human embryos, the harvesting of such cells necessitates destruction of the embryos. (CBHD.org)

    International Society for Stem Cell Research Response:
    Embryonic stem cells are derived from the inner cell mass of a blastocyst: the fertilized egg, called the zygote, divides and forms two cells; each of these cells divides again, and so on. Soon there is a hollow ball of about 150 cells called the blastocyst that contains two types of cells, the trophoblast and the inner cell mass. Embryonic stem cells are obtained from the inner cell mass.

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