UK scientists can’t wait to get their hands on thousands of frozen human embryos

By Michael Cook It’s hard to find a better case study of how experts exploit the media and democratic procedures to advance unethical agendas than the push in the United Kingdom to create “embryo banks” for scientific research. This might seem like a niche topic, but bear with us. Stupendously important issues concerning human dignity …

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UK scientists can’t wait to get their hands on thousands of frozen human embryos

By Michael Cook It’s hard to find a better case study of how experts exploit the media and democratic procedures to advance unethical agendas than the push in the United Kingdom to create “embryo banks” for scientific research. This might seem like a niche topic, but bear with us. Stupendously important issues concerning human dignity …

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Alabama Supreme Court to decide case involving ‘wrongful death’ of human embryos

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  A case under consideration by the Alabama Supreme Court is weighing whether or not embryos can legally be considered human beings. Law and Crime reported that a group of six plaintiffs took their case to the state Supreme Court after a judge dismissed their lawsuit in 2022. Oral arguments in the case began this week, with …

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Why are scientists boasting of creating ‘synthetic human embryos’?

By David Albert Jones A scientist working in Cambridge and California has just announced that she and her colleagues have made a ‘synthetic human embryo’. They took a human embryonic  stem cell line and used it to make what looks like an early human embryo. This ‘synthetic human embryo’ has been cultivated past the legal limit …

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Scientists Are Close to Creating Human Embryos from Stem Cells

By Wesley J. Smith During the great embryonic-stem-cell debate in the early 2000s, I personally witnessed scientists blatantly mislead legislators about biotech issues such as cloning, adult stem cells, and the biological nature of embryos in order to gain funding and/or resist regulations. It was an effective, but disgraceful, tactic that disrespected the democratic process …

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Should slavery be invoked in debates about embryos?

By Michael Cook A Virginia judge has referred to an 1849 statute about ownership of slaves in his deliberations about the fate of frozen embryos. Fairfax County Circuit Court Richard Gardiner issued a preliminary opinion about frozen embryos created by Honeyhline Heidemann, and Jason Heidemann in 2015. The couple separated in 2017, leaving the embryos stored in an IVF clinic. …

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Now, an Embryo Is Mere ‘Pregnancy Tissue’

By Wesley J. Smith Abortion politics has corrupted medical science. The establishment is so obsessed with promoting abortion that it is apparently willing to subvert scientifically accurate descriptions in the discussion.For example, get this. Rather than call an embryo an embryo — which is a medical term — an article in JAMA Insights (published by …

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Of course, push on to allow expanded Human-Embryo Research

By Wesley J. Smith Back when embryonic-stem-cell and other types of experimentation on early embryos commenced, “the scientists” promised they would always limit their activities to embryos in Petri dishes to the maximum of 14 days in development. Just a collection of undifferentiated cells, they sophistically maintained. We’ll stop when the nervous system begins to …

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University of Pittsburgh hires firm to analyze its research using aborted babies

By Samantha Kamman  The University of Pittsburgh has hired Washington, D.C., law firm Hyman, Phelps & McNamara to conduct an independent review of its research involving the bodies of aborted children. After the firm conducts its review, it will reportedly present its findings to the University’s senior leadership. Explaining the reason for its actions, the …

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The enduring need for real regulation of Human Embryo Experiments

By David Prentice, PhD As we expected, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) issued its revised guidelines on stem cells and embryo experiments at the end of May 2021, and as expected, the ISSCR recommendations are rife with proposed experiments on young human beings.   The new guidelines discard the 14-day limit on human embryo …

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Jérôme Lejeune, frozen embryos, and the Symphony of Life

By Dave Andrusko Ed Whelan writes a column called “Bench Memos” for National Review Online and another that he calls “This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism.” Today’s exercise in judicial activism stems from a case decided June 1, 1992,  about which we wrote early and often. Here’s Mr. Whelan’s summary description. In Davis v. Davis, …

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Policymakers Must Prevent Unethical ‘Baby in a Bottle’ Science Experiments

By Dr. Tara Sander Lee, Dr. David Prentice and Lila Rose  Editor’s note. This appears in the current edition of National Right to Life News. It first appeared in Newsweek and is reposted with permission. A recent news story describing how scientists in China generated the first human-monkey chimeric embryos (unborn monkeys with human body parts)—a deliberate and …

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