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HuffingtonPost article: Stem Cell Argument Conveniently Avoids Certain Facts

March 19th, 2009 Category: Fertility News
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There’s been heated debate on the heels of last week’s announcement that President Obama is lifting restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Not surprising of an issue this complex, there are certainly plenty of views and agendas driving this ongoing debate.

I’d never understate these complexities or the strength of the beliefs that guide this conversation, but given my vantage point, I have to say I’m a little frustrated that certain facts have been completely overlooked to sell an agenda.

I share a bit of my frustration in an article published on today’s HuffingtonPost entitled Stem Cell Argument Conveniently Avoids Certain Facts.  So much of this ethical debate has been around the needless destruction of fertilized eggs, but not necessarily considered the realities of this very technical process.  “So my question becomes: why is leaving a human embryo languishing in liquid nitrogen considered preserving the sanctity of human life? And, in contrast, why is using fertilized eggs inevitably destined for destruction to help potentially find a life-saving cure not”?

Check out the article and let me know what you think.

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