Support Bush in his stance against embryonic cell research


Published: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 12:18 a.m.
The discovery of amniotic fluid-derived stem cells is good news for those who value human life.
The paper, by Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, was published in the Jan. 7 edition of "Nature Biotechnology."
The paper reveals that the amniotic fluid-derived stem cells have the capacity to develop into a number of different types of cells including bone, muscle, veins, arteries, liver cells, and nerves.
One would hope that this discovery would dispel the notion that embryonic stem cells are the one an only "silver bullet" for the regeneration of worn-out, damaged, or diseased human body cells.
The U.S. House recently passed legislation (253 to 174) to provide federal funding for embryonic stem cell research which would encourage the destruction of human life (embryos) to obtain the cells for research.
If this legislation makes it through the Senate and on to President Bush's desk, he will almost certainly veto it.
The House is once again bowing to the politically-correct, pro-abortion lobbyists with their propaganda against pro-life conservatives who value human life and object to taking life for research purposes.
The reality is that there is no proof that embryonic stem cells offer any greater hope for regeneration of damaged human cells than other types of stem cells or the newly discovered amniotic fluid-derived stem cells.
What we do know, however, is life is destroyed when they are harvested.
Those who value all human life should support the president in his stand against federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

Ted L. Belser,

Micanopy

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