Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor
Volume III, Issue XXX
Stem Cells, Beyond the Hope and Hype
That's what the 'other' weekly news magazine is featuring this week. Not surprisingly, they conclude that although the major advances toward the treatment of disease are happening with ADULT stem cells, 'real' scientists 'agree' that we need to continue the embryonic research in order to find more malliable strains of stem cells. So what if the embryonic research is a pretty futile rabbit trail. The potential for breakthrough treatments, they insist, is there.
What is true today is that a solid body of work exists showing real results from adult cells and umbilical cord cells. What needs to be discussed is the danger in reducing ANY human being, no matter how small, into a commodity.
I am a firm believer in IMAGO DEI, the belief that EVERY human being is a creation of G-d, and is fashioned in the Divine's Image. Therefore the notion that human embryos must be manufactured to alleviate human suffering is contradictory.