Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Life Links 6/19/07

Abortions are up around 4% in the UK and there's not one quote from a prolife organization in the article from the Telegraph. The answer to the problem given by abortion advocates is, of course, more access to contraceptives (as if British youth have no way of getting condoms and birth control pills). Not a single thought about how not using tax dollars to pay for abortions would affect the abortion rate.

A researcher in Oregon named Shoukhrat Mitalipov has claimed to have created monkey embryos via cloning and grown them to a point where he extracted their embryonic stem cells. He presented his findings in Australia at the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. His research has yet to be published.

I'm sure this book will be classic for the ages. Not! "Blastocystic stem cell research" - that's a new one, isn't?

UPDATE: It appears the author of the above book, Yvonne Perry, has a blog entitled Right2Recover. For just a taste of the author's delusions, she claims, "Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) is the single most important advance for all who suffer chronic illness and injury."

Also don't miss her Did you know tip sheet post where she asserts the blastocysts killed for their stem cells aren't really embryos. Her (lack of) reasoning is based on her misunderstanding of what conception is - she seems to think conception is the same thing as implantation - and that embryos only become embryos after they've been implanted in the womb. Sadly, her book which is likely filled with this kind of ignorance includes a foreword by "Dr. Evan Snyder of Burnham Institute and endorsements from Cure Paralysis Now, Don C. Reed of California’s Prop 71, Christopher Reeve Foundation, and many others" according to this post.

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