Inconsistencies Abound

December 19, 2006 09:00 AM

The prestigious scientific journal Nature recently published a thorough, and biased analysis of the state of human embryonic versus adult stem cell research.

Of interest is a statement made by the writers regarding the most common argument against human embryonic stem cell research. The writers contrast the pro-life statement that human embryonic stem cell research destroys a human life with the fact that "these same people often support in vitro fertilization technologies, despite the fact that IVF clinics routinely discard surplus embryos, which are the main source" of human embryonic stem cell lines.

As we have said frequently, it is a moral imperative that those who claim to be pro-life be consistent in the statements they make and the actions they take.  We cannot oppose human embryonic stem cell research without opposing in vitro fertilization.

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