By Wesley J. Smith Here we go again! Now that human cloning has been done with adult cells, the pro-cloning crowd pushes it using junk biology–just as they did in years past. First at bat: The Washington Post in an editorial. It acknowledges that embryonic stem cell research is controversial because it destroys embryos. …Continue reading "Post’s Junk Biology Pushes Human Cloning"
By Wesley J. Smith. I have long believed and argued that stem cell research is merely the opening stanza of a longer planned biotechnological symphony. What “the scientists” are really after is a reliable way to conduct human cloning. Without cloning, and you might get effective medical treatments from all kinds of stem cells–both …Continue reading "Mouse cloning advance raises specter of human cloning"
By Wesley J. Smith Now that human cloning is upon us, look for many scientists and their camp followers (or ignorant reporters) to mislead about what the technology entails. Human SCNT [somatic cell nuclear transfer] creates human embryos through asexual means. It does not create stem cells. To obtain cloned stem cells, the embryos have …Continue reading "Let the Cloning Obfuscation Begin"
The following statement was issued by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) in response to publication today in the online journal Cell of a paper in which scientists at Oregon Health & Science University reported use of cloning techniques to produce human embryos, 21 of whom they were able to sustain to the point in development at …Continue reading "National Right to Life Condemns Reported Creation of Human Embryos to Kill Them; Warns of “Human Embryo Farms”"
By Scott Fischbach, executive director, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life We live in such a loud and noisy world that sometimes the news that is most important gets lost. In recent weeks some major developments have been taking place in the battle to protect living human embryos from so-called scientists who want to dissect and …Continue reading "Good news you may have missed in the battle to protect human embryos"
WASHINGTON (September 16, 2011) – A ban on the issuing of U.S. patents on human embryos was enacted into law today – the culmination of an eight-year effort in which National Right to Life played a key role. The pro-life policy was enacted as part of a bill called the “America Invents Act” (H.R. 1249). …Continue reading "Ban on Human Embryo Patents Culminates 8-Year NRLC Effort"
By Dave Andrusko The state of Minnesota is in the midst of a bruising standoff between pro-abortion Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and the pro-life Republican House and Senate over a new budget. A casualty, hopefully only temporary, is the reauthorization of a ban on taxpayer funding of human cloning which Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life …Continue reading "Ban of State Funding of all forms of Human Cloning in Minnesota Caught in Budgetary Cross-Fire"
Pro-lifers sought to prevent manufacture, destruction of life for experiments ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed legislation that would have prevented the cloning of human embryos in Minnesota, and the funding of such experiments. Both pro-life measures were strongly supported by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life …Continue reading "Minnesota Gov. Dayton vetoes cloning ban legislation"
Editor’s note. This first appeared on the blog of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life at http://prolifemn.blogspot.com/2011/05/cloning-is-cloning-is-cloning.html Two recent articles on the MCCL-backed human cloning ban legislation are refreshing for their honesty. The first is by Justin Kinney. The second is by Gene Tarne of Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics. A …Continue reading "Cloning is cloning is cloning"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This appears on Wesley’s fine blog. I have written about the ubiquitous media bias in the stem cell/cloning debates so often that I feel like I am trying to empty the ocean with a cup. But it is worth noting that my Discover Institute colleague, David Klinghoffer, take a …Continue reading "Media Bias On Stem Cell/Cloning Debates Still Biased"