Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Say No To Expansion of Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Patrick McPherson
I'm hearing the barrage of commercials from the Bonness family and others about embryonic stem cell research, sponsored by those who want the University of Nebraska to have free reign in using your tax dollars and facilities to destroy human embryos in order to save folks who suffer from diseases today. In other words the lives of the living, who survived the abortion holocaust of the last 40 years are more important that the human embryo that they grew from to childhood or adulthood.
I was the chairman of the Nebraska Chapter of the American Diabetes Association for about 5 years in late 90's through 2003. I had a twin brother die from the affects of the disease and have an older brother who has lost his eye site from the disease and also has Parkinson's. Despite these things, there is no way I can justify the killing of embryos/human beings for moral and ethical reasons, particularly when other more viable and proven methods of research are available.
Nebraska's University has plenty of opportunities to do ethical and impactful research on non-embryonic stem cells and has available to it the original lines approved by the Bush administration in 2001.
As Nebraskans and as ethical humans we don't need to play God by destroying one life to save another.