Friday, January 26, 2007

Storing umbilical cord blood is now "controversial?"

So says David Robertson writing for the London Times.
Sir Richard Branson will launch his most controversial business to date as he moves into stem-cell storage and the biotech sector, The Times has learnt.

The Virgin-branded company will be launched next Thursday and is expected to offer parents the chance to put the umbilical blood of their newborn children into cold storage.
And how is this "controversial?"

According to Robertson,
Some anti-abortion groups believe that any use of stem cells will lead to human cloning.
Huh? I have never heard of a prolife group saying that the use of umbilical cord blood stem cells will lead to human cloning and neither has Robertson. He just simply doesn't seem to understand the prolife position on this issue at all.

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