By Wesley J. Smith The recent March for Politics Science cast aspersion on their political opponents as “anti-science.” So did opponents of President George W. Bush’s embryonic stem cell funding policy. So have many others for many years as a way of prevailing in ethical or political disputes, including against yours truly. In actuality, the …Continue reading "“Nature” Says Stop the ‘Anti-Science’ Slur"
And we need to tell people why. By John Stonestreet Editor’s note. This appears at Breakpoint. You can also hear the broadcast there. Some issues in presidential politics have staying power. Twelve years ago, everyone was talking about immigration, abortion, and terrorism. Today, everyone is still talking about immigration, abortion, and terrorism. But another issue …Continue reading "The Late, Great Stem Cell Debate: WHY PRO-LIFERS WERE RIGHT"
Editor’s note. The following welcome news comes from the office of pro-life Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). WASHINGTON, DC – With a unanimous show of support, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith’s legislation, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2820), cleared its final hurdle and is on its way to the President for signature and …Continue reading "Rep. Smith’s Bipartisan Stem Cell Bill Heads to the President’s Desk"
By Wesley J. Smith Buried deep in an encouraging story about another advance in turning skin cells into stem cells, we see more evidence of biotechnology’s ultimate human cloning goal. First, the good news. An acid bath may be able to replace viruses in transforming skin cells into stem cells that can become any …Continue reading "The Human Cloning Goal Behind Stem Cell Cures"
By Barbara Lyons, executive director Wisconsin Right to Life All of you sports fans are familiar with sports injuries and players with seemingly career-ending injuries return after surgery or treatment to perform at a high level. What, say you, does this have to be with being pro-life? A lot, it seems. The most famous sports …Continue reading "Ethical Stem Cell Treatments Pioneer a New Era in Sports Medicine"
By Paul Stark An excellent new report, “The Stem Cell Debates: Lessons for Science and Politics,” is published in the Winter 2012 edition of The New Atlantis. It is authored by the Witherspoon Council on Ethics and the Integrity of Science, comprised of a number of distinguished scholars and scientists from institutions such as Harvard, …Continue reading "‘The Stem Cell Debates: Lessons for Science and Politics’"