Thursday, May 26, 2005

Let's set the record straight

Neil Cavuto of Fox News recently interviewed Rep. Jim Langevin. Langevin justfied supporting the gutting of abandoned embryos for research purposes on the grounds that they're just going to be thrown away anyway -- while enthusiastically endorsing the IVF procedures that result in these throw-away children in the first place.

Neil Cavuto can be reached at

Langevin can be contacted through his web site.

Let's get this through to these guys: Treatments from embryonic stem-cells are pie-in-the-sky. Treatments using cord blood and adult stem cells are producing miracles here-and-now.

And yes, I know that embryonic stem cell research is wrong because it kills little people, not because it's fruitless. But this isn't something that matters to Langevin and others like him. What they care about is results. So we need to stress that they can get what they want -- miracle cures -- far faster and more effectively if they focus on cord blood and adult stemm cells, not on gutting embryos.

You can go to my blog entry for links to provide, or go directly here.

Here's the email I sent to Rep. Langevin:
I'm very perplexed as to why, as a prolife representative, you're endorsing pie-in-the-sky embryonic stem-cell research, which has produced dubious results at best, in preference to adult and cord-blood stem-cell research, which is producing miraculous results in the here-and-now.

I can see no reason to support embryonic stem-cell research other than to dehumanize embryos, in light of the fact that sight is being restored to the blind and movement to the paralized with adult and cord-blood stem cells, which don't require the destruction of embryos.

For more on the amazing work being done -- the amazing treatments that are currently being done on human patients -- see these sites:

Thank you.

Let me know if you contact either of them. My letter to Mr. Cavuto is on Not Just the Unborn.

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