Sunday, March 08, 2009

Slippery Slope of Embronic Stem Cell Research

Embryonic stem-cell research immoral, unnecessary, bishops say
By Nancy Frazier O'Brien

Catholic News Service
ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) – Declaring that stem-cell research does not present a conflict between science and religion, the U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a statement ... calling the use of human embryos in such research "gravely immoral" and unnecessary.

(T)he bishops voted 191-1 in favor of the document titled "On Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: A Statement of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops."

"It now seems undeniable that once we cross the fundamental moral line that prevents us from treating any fellow human being as a mere object of research, there is no stopping point," the document said. "The only moral stance that affirms the human dignity of all of us is to reject the first step down this path."
Read the entire article here. In other words, as Gil Bailie says, we must not let “the new cannibalism” become the status quo.

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