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Investors.com headline: “Science over politics: Nobel for adult stem cell work”

When embryonic stem cell research was being hyped during the last decade, MSM would often omit the word “embryonic” when reporting on the issue. When talking of the hope for cures, they would make it seem as if conservatives opposed all forms of stem cell research by leaving out that one vital word.

Or, when reporting on successes of adult stem cell research, the media would omit the word “adult” to further confuse the issue.

There has been a sudden and welcome about-face. Get a load of this headline:

The editorial is even more incredible. Again, this comes from Investor’s Business Daily, certainly no social conservative stronghold. An excerpt:

Sad to say, Michael J. Fox was a tool

The embryonic stem cell research industry received a second big blow last week when in an ABC interview actor and huge embryonic stem cell research proponent Michael J. Fox admitted escr isn’t panning out to be all he and others touted it to be in the fight against his own Parkinson’s disease and other maladies and injuries.

The first blow came six months ago when escr’s original proponent, Geron Corporation, announced it was cutting its losses and pulling out.

Fox admitted to Diane Sawyer:

Facts about Pepsi aborted fetal cell controversy

UPDATE, 5:03p: Brad Mattes of Life Issues Institute forwarded me a “Response to PepsiCo Denial” of involvement in the use of aborted baby cells in the event one of us received a email from PepsiCo stating:

Please know that PepsiCo does not conduct or fund research that utilizes any human tissue or cell lines derived from embryos.

And wouldn’t you know reader Pam just received such a denial from PepsiCo and forwarded it to me. So those emailing Pepsi will find LII’s paper handy.

10:29: I have received a few requests from pro-lifers like Vicki:

Can you provide some clarity to the Pepsi/cells from aborted babies controversy. I cannot sort out whether this is valid or not.

Governor who sentenced thousands of babies to death given 14 years

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was just sentenced to 14 years in prison on federal corruption charges. As governor Blagojevich sentenced thousands of babies to death, signing an executive order in 2005 to fund embryonic stem cell research in Illinois. Blagojevich also filed an “emergency rule” in 2005 forcing Illinois pharmacies and pharmacists to dispense […]

Geron awarded cash grants through Obamacare for now defunct embryonic stem cell program

In my previous post I detailed how devastating it is to the embryonic stem cell industry that Geron Corporation has abruptly abandoned it. Now only one other U.S. company, Advanced Cell Technology, is running a clinical trial using embryonic stem cells with the hope of a commercial payoff.

How big a blow was Geron’s bombshell that it is bailing on embryonic stem cell research? BIG.

Out of nowhere Geron Corporation announced last week it was not only halting the first clinical trial of embryonic stem cell treatment on humans but getting out of the embryonic stem cell business altogether. To understand how big a blow to the embryonic stem cell industry this was, you first must know it was Geron […]

Britain’s got secrets: 150+ human chimeras produced over 3 years

I argued in Parliament against the creation of human-animal hybrids as a matter of principle. None of the scientists who appeared before us could give us any justification in terms of treatment. Ethically it can never be justifiable – it discredits us as a country. It is dabbling in the grotesque. At every stage the […]

Court decision allowing continuance of taxpayer funded embryo experimentation not final word

On April 29, in a 2 to 1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its final opinion on a preliminary injunction in the Sherley v. Sebelius case. Recall adult stem cell researchers filed this lawsuit, contending that President Obama’s authorization of taxpayer funding of new embryonic stem […]

Meet adopted embryos Grace and Luke

My friend Patte Smith, a sidewalk counselor in FL, posted these amazing pictures on Facebook yesterday. The first is of Luke and Grace on Day 3 after they had been created in a petri dish. At this stage of their lives they were 8 cell embryos. Click to enlarge… The 2nd photo is of Luke […]

Embryo research funding bill dead for the year; third bill sponsor fights to keep seat

Arlen Specter (pictured right), the Senate sponsor of a bill that would force taxpayer funded embryo and cloning research, lost his seat several months back. And last week 1 of 2 House sponsors of the same bill, Mike Castle, met his congressional demise. Now I’m thrilled to report the 2nd House sponsor of that bill […]

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Jill Stanek is a nurse turned speaker, columnist and blogger, a national figure in the effort to protect both preborn and postborn innocent human life.

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We do come here to judge the unconscionable greed behind the doctors, nurses and supporters of Planned Parenthood, who, for 30 pieces of silver, offer a quick fix to such women, rather than helping than helping them find a real solution to their problems.

~ St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt, at the annual Good Friday prayerful protest at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul.

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