Entries for the ‘Stem cell’ Category

Abortion backers launch “Taco or Beer Challenge,” because ice water is so cold and wet

2014-08-25_1128Around the world, famous and nonfamous people alike are filming themselves dumping or having dumped ice water on their heads in the new fad called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The dunkee then pays it forward by challenging others to do the same. Party poopers are supposed to donate $100 to the cause.

Pro-lifers oppose donating to the ALS Association because it supports research of human embryos and aborted fetal cells.

Our opposition has even made national news, which is helpful in bringing attention to ALSA’s deadly research.

Pro-lifers are still enjoying the ice bucket challenge, they just donate to ethical causes. My own pastor took the challenge this weekend, asking people to donate to a clean water initiative in Africa.

But then there are abortion supporters.

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 […]

Down to the wire: Pro-life help needed to block taxpayer funding of human embryo research

Pro-taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research supporter Sen. Tom Harkin held a stacked (only 1 opponent allowed) pro-escr hearing today and said this, according to Bloomberg: Congress will intervene if a U.S. court rules that federal funding for research using human embryonic stem cells is illegal, Senator Tom Harkin said…. Harkin, an Iowa Democrat and […]

Breaking: Appeals court suspends embryonic stem cell research ban during Obama’s appeal

UPDATE, 1:43p: Statement by our side’s attorneys: We are not surprised that the court granted the government a short administrative stay.  The Order itself makes clear that: “The purpose of this administrative stay is to give the court sufficient opportunity to consider the merits of the emergency motion for stay and should not be construed […]

Judge to Obama administration: Yes, I meant it, stop tax-paid embryo research

Loved this headline, as if judges are supposed to rule on the basis of liking or disliking cases at hand… Yesterday Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia denied the Obama administration’s emergency request to lift his August 23 temporary injunction against federal funding of embryonic stem cell […]

Follow-up: Teratoma, schmeratoma; and I’m less worthy than an embryo?

This is in follow-up to my September 4 post, “Holiday Weekend question I: Is embryo testing equatable to animal testing?” I informed Magda that I had posted his/her email and that s/he might find comments helpful. Here was Magda’s response: I’ll let you address Magda’s 2nd paragraph, but I’ll handle the 1st. Magda was complaining […]

Blusterer’s last stand: DeGette pushing poll-negative embryo research spending bill

Ignoring the current political reality for wishful thinking of bygone days, Politico’s Richard Cohen wrote a nice bluff piece today for Democrat anti-life CO Rep. Diana DeGette, strongly pushing a bill to force taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. Such legislation would render mute the August 23 federal court ruling that federally funded escr […]

Is NIH violating the court injunction to stop funding embryonic stem cell research?

UPDATE, 1:50p: Just read an unbelievable line in a puff piece on Collins in the September 6 issue of The New Yorker. I mean, seriously, how stupid do these people think we are? Obama’s appointment of Collins seemed an inspired choice. The President had found not only a man who reflected his own view of […]

Rassmussen reports stunning reversal: 57% of voters oppose taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research

I was on a conference call Wednesday re: a federal judge’s decision earlier in the week that the Obama administration broke the law by authorizing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Someone on the call mentioned Democrats are excited to make escr a rallying cry for autumn, thinking finally they have an election issue […]

Federal judge blocks Obama’s shady order funding embryonic stem cell research

Update, 4:20p: How long will this injunction hold? Answer from DC source: The Court Order states the Federal government is “enjoined from implementing, applying, or taking any action whatsoever pursuant to the National Institutes of Health Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research, 74 Fed. Reg. 32,170 (July 7, 2009), or otherwise funding research involving human […]

Dick Van Dyke to promote adult stem cell research

On July 28 the Cell Therapy Foundation announced the good news that Emmy-award winning actor Dick Van Dyke has agreed to be its first-ever spokesperson.

“Rock star” embryonic researcher protests his photo in pro-life display at UCI

The Genocide Awareness Project at the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. According to

Help needed: U.S. lags on adult spinal cord injury treatments

In 2007 I posted and updated on the hit-and-run motorcycle accident involving Dan McConchie of

Breaking news: Federal lawsuit filed today to block federally funded human embryo research

A group of plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to “enjoin and overturn the controversial guidelines for public funding of embryonic stem cell research that the National Institutes of Health issued on July 7, 2009,” according to a press statement….

ADULT stem cell contacts heal the blind, in almost the blink of an eye

In the latest edition of

The Multiple Sclerosis Society’s unscientific support of ESCR

by intern Anne Marie D. One of the greatest contradictions in modern healthcare is the willingness of many health organizations to seek greater quality of life for patients with a particular disease, such as multiple sclerosis, at the expense of forfeiting the quality of life of human embryos. One such organization is the click here….

Is Al Gore converting back to pro-life?

by Andy M. (our newest intern, from New Zealand!) This is the question many pro-choicers are asking, as revelations surface of Al Gore – former US VP and Nobel Peace Prize recipient – aligning himself with an adult stem cell research company. Stephen Hawking has]. By the same token, many pro-lifers are was considered pro-life.]…

Don’t support the immoral and lying American Diabetes Association

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Dr. to Oprah, Michael J. Fox: embryonic stem cells bad

Oprah spotlighted Parkinson’s Disease on her March 30 show, featuring her own doctor, Mehmet Oz, author of the best-selling YOU book series, and actor and PD sufferer Michael J. Fox. Fox is well-known as a self-serving proponent of human embryo experimentation. One of my columns getting the most feedback was, “Life Report on this Oprah […]

Mengele ahead of his time: post-Holocaust abortionist

A senate staffer doing research for her boss stumbled on the following February 11, 1992,

9 things the media messed up about the Obama stem cell story

9 Things the Media Messed Up About the Obama Stem Cell Story” is an exceptional magnum opus that must be read in its entirety to be fully appreciated. It identifies each of the 9 errors, links to well over 40 specific instances of media bias and/or ignorance, and tell us why those errors are significant. […]

Bill Clinton to Gupta on CNN: Ok to research embryos if they’re not fertilized

UPDATE, 3/13 12a: Whoops, he said it before. Bill Clinton on

Obama bails out another failed industry taxpayers can’t afford: embryo research

On Fox & Friends Weekend yesterday Charmaine Yoest of Washington Times…

Breaking news: Obama to ok taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research

From the

Repeating: Embryonic stem cells are yesterday’s science

I Jivin J reported this morning on something I think bears repeating. A Canadian research team discovery that actually predated the aforementioned is finally getting headlines, thanks to a paper published March 1 in Nature, as reported by the

Billions in stimulus package to fund embryonic stem cell research?

First I’ll renote that embryonic stems cells can’t be controlled and are well-known to cause tumors. Latest case in point, from the Washington Post article yesterday that strongly implied escr hangs in the balance pending Barack Obama’s blessing. Not true. Researchers have always been free to dissect away with private funds. Then there’s this little […]

Jivin J’s Life Links 2-10-09

by Calgary Herald, Nigel Hannaford writes about another case of pro-choice intolerance in Canada. This time an event featuring JoJo Ruba was shut down by officials at St. Marys University after U.S. News and World Report – “Scientists heartened at prospect of end to stem cell ban.” The story is even worse. Imagine being reporter […]

Rescued embryo

I was just a guest on the CO Personhood Amendment campaign…

Adult stem cell successes

The Reuters story started today: Stem cells from tiny embryos can be used to restore lost hearing and vision in animals, researchers said Tuesday in what they believe is a first step toward helping people. But read on. Turns out scientists added genetic factors to frog stem cells and injected them into blind frog embryos. […]

Adult stem cell therapy cures AIDS

Even as Barack Obama prepares to reward his liberal university friends by opening public coffers to fund new labs fronted by futile and morally bereft human embryo experimentation comes

Biden’s big mouth: birth defects vs. embryonic stem cell research

The fear in naming Joe Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate was his notoriously big mouth. Today the first big cringing oh-no came. Reports

Bopp promotes “therapeutic” embryo research at RNC platform meeting

As an IN delegate to the Republican National Platform Committee, Jim Bopp, self-credentialed “counsel for the National Right to Life Committee,” unsuccessfully fought a one-man show yesterday to weaken proposed language calling for an outright ban on human embryo and cloning experimentation. In the process Bopp endorsed “therapeutic” embryo research: The problem is, is that […]

Scientists create 10 disorders from ADULT stem cells

The good news is in the headline. The bad news is the mainstream media continues to obfuscate the fact that successes in the field of stem cell research are with ADULT stem cells, not EMBRYONIC. Note the missing word in the headline and elsewhere in the piece. The writer clearly knows when to add the […]

Human egg “donations”

What is wrong with the lead sentence in this July 30

JivinJ’s Life Links 7-31-08

by are whining about not being able to buy human eggs for human cloning experiments: But researchers argue that a shortage of eggs fueled by the payment ban is what’s kept them from making the advances that prove their technique’s real potential. “You need to have enough eggs to make this thing work, and when […]

JivinJ’s Life Links 7-30-08

by trying to deal with numerous illegal abortionists: Dr. Kato, who at first said he did not do abortions and referred The Herald to other “doctors,” later admitted to offering the service, saying it would cost R600 for someone who was 5 months pregnant. He promised the procedure was safe and quick. “They call it […]

JivinJ’s Life Links 7-29-08

by highlights a recent exchange on the

How far for “hope for the cure”?

According to the

Embryonic stem cell research not successful but alternatives are

by Steven Ertelt Yet another very real confirmation that pro-life advocates have been right all along on embryonic stem cell research. We don’t have to sacrifice human life to improve it. First, a report from England that its top stem cell scientist, Lord Patel of Dunkeld, is beginning to admit defeat: “In terms of embryonic […]

The new threesome

by Jill Stanek From

Bush’s State of the Union speech: Cloning

Democrats sat on their hands during this section of President Bush’s State of the Union address last night… On matters of science and life, we must trust in the innovative spirit of medical researchers and empower them to discover new treatments while respecting moral boundaries. In November, we witnessed a landmark achievement when scientists discovered […]

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