02 December 2009

Kyrie eleison!

Stem cells harvested from human embryos. Where will it end? Stir up Your power, O Lord, and rescue us from the threatening perils of our sins...

4 comments:

mlorfeld said...

"opening the way for millions of taxpayer dollars to be used to conduct research"

That's the big issue... free money for no strings attached with no results necessary.

J.G.F. said...

I think it is but the beginning of the birth pangs of this new "governmental health care". I'm very concerned that "life" on both ends of the spectrum is soon to be up for grabs.

Maria said...

I wrote my final exam essay for medical ethics on the topic...we'll see what grade I get

Father Robert Lyons said...

Sadly, the use of aborted babies to create medical products is more common than you might think. Several very common vaccines use aborted fetal cells as their source, including Rubella and Chicken Pox... and for several of these vaccines, there is no ethical alternative avaliable in the United States.

My wife and I have studied the issue carefully, and have told our family physician what shots we will and will not allow. Fortunately, she is willing to let our consciences stand - though she keeps pressing us on getting a Rubella shot.

Rob+