At least that’s how NIH Director Francis S. Collins, reacted to a new method of creating stem cells. Medical researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute published breakthrough findings last week on a new technique that successfully creates stem cells from skin cells, with far fewer risks than any previous method.
It’s a game-changer, eliminating the “need” to continue embryo-killing research.
But not so at NIH (coincidentally, the same government agency that underwrote the evil in Guatemala). While the new methods “provide a substantial advance," said Collins, they “must continue to be conducted side by side with human embryonic cell research." How to Save Your Family by Insisting on the Dignity of All Life
Educate your children about the beauty of all life, from beginning to end.
Show your children the amazing sonogram images of pre-born children and teach them that, from conception, all the littlest embryo needs is time and a nurturing womb in order to be delivered nine months later as a newborn.
Keep them off the slippery slope that grants rights to the pre-born at one stage (say, 6 months) while denying it at another (like 6 weeks). The right to life rests on human dignity, not size or growth stage.
Know the facts about embryonic stem cell research. The Bio-Ethics Defense Fund and Do No Harm are good resources. The media profiles hard cases and focuses mainly on the sufferings of those with degenerative diseases. But destroying the embryo’s life can’t pivot on the heartfelt compassion we feel for others.
Pray for your own medical professionals to respect all life, including the tiniest. And encourage your own children to enter those professions---we need strong, ethical leaders in medicine who will indeed “do no harm.”