By Wesley J. Smith In 2004, California voters passed Proposition 71 under an avalanche of mendacious CURES! CURES! CURES! hype: Children would get out of wheelchairs! Diabetes would be conquered! Mendacity, mendacity, all was mendacity. Ten years later and the spin has spun. Now, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) will need voters …Continue reading "San Francisco Chronicle Turns Against CA Stem Cell Agency"
By Dave Andrusko For years, bioethicist Wesley J. Smith has kept close tabs on the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, established after voters in 2004 approved a state ballot initiative, Proposition 71, which funded embryonic stem cell/human cloning research using $3 billion in bonds. Over the past year, in particular, there have been mounting calls …Continue reading "Prestigious Panel criticizes California Institute of Regenerative Medicine"
By Michael Cook The dispute over 2004’s Proposition 71, for setting up California’s $3 billion stem cell research institute, has surfaced again in the local media. Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik wrote a stinging critique as part of his attack on a new proposition to tax cigarettes to pay for medical research (that went …Continue reading "Skepticism about California’s stem cell institute persists"
By Wesley J. Smith Here’s how the pro embryonic stem cell/human cloning advocacy game is played. First, the public faces of patients and their loved ones promise CURES! CURES! CURES! Then, when you call the campaign on the mendacity, they claim, “The scientists have never said that in the literature.” Of course they didn’t. They …Continue reading "The California Institute for Regenerative Mendacity"