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At the National Right to Life Convention this summer I caught up with Dr. David Prentice, Senior Fellow for Life Sciences at Family Research Council, and chatted with him a bit about the current status of the great “stem cell debate”, how scientists are tinkering with human life these days and what, if any, positive […]

Posted at: November 13th, 2014 - 11:50 pm - Comments Off

In light of some recent “breakthroughs” this year, Wesley Smith explains why it is time for us to ban human cloning…now: Human cloning is here. After years of effort, scientists manufactured human life using the same process that created Dolly the sheep. There is no way around it: The age of human cloning is here—unless […]

Posted at: May 15th, 2014 - 10:21 pm - Number of Comments » 1

On Tuesday Governor Jerry Brown of California surprisingly vetoed a bill that would have permitted biotech companies to buy eggs from women for scientific research. The Center for Bioethics and Culture released the following statement: We applaud California Governor Jerry Brown for his leadership in vetoing AB 926 yesterday. This bill would have allowed women […]

Posted at: August 16th, 2013 - 7:22 pm - Comments Off

Unlike the rest of the Catholic blogosphere, I never did offer my reflections on Benedict XVI’s papacy after he “retired” earlier this year. But, the latest “breakthrough” in human cloning got me thinking about Pope Benedict and how he often drew attention to what he called the “difficult problem of bioethics,” especially in the area […]

Posted at: August 9th, 2013 - 6:57 pm - Comments Off

Human cloning is not coming; it is already here. It is time to stop pretending that this is a problem for our children and grandchildren. This is our issue to tackle. Now. In the latest episode of BioTalk, Rebecca and I discuss the realities of human cloning and what we can do to stop it.

Posted at: July 31st, 2013 - 5:08 pm - Comments Off

After roughly a year of polling the British public about it (because naturally that’s the best way to determine all serious ethical questions involving complicated human biotechnology), last week the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, announced that the British government’s health department is drafting regulations in order to start offering “three-parent” IVF treatments […]

Posted at: July 3rd, 2013 - 11:03 pm - Comments Off

In case you missed the news this week: 1. Scientists Clone Human Embryos To Make Stem Cells 2. This is not the first time human embryos have been cloned, but it is the first time they have survived long enough to either be implanted in a uterus or destroyed for their stem cells (these scientists […]

Posted at: May 17th, 2013 - 8:58 am - Number of Comments » 1

Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins writes at HLI’s Truth and Charity Forum: I’m not saying to abandon the use of the term “pro-life” altogether, but we must realize that the term “pro-life” allows the person using it to give it their own definition. For me and others I work with, it means […]

Posted at: February 21st, 2013 - 2:41 am - Number of Comments » 2

A new episode of BioTalk, in which Rebecca Taylor and I talk about all things bioethics — especially issues related to human biotechnology — is finally here! In this episode, we talk about scientists experimenting with “three parent embryos” and the “Brave New” United States where there are no restrictions on this or other once […]

Posted at: January 23rd, 2013 - 9:12 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I’ve talked here before about how science fiction is not so fictional anymore, even when it comes to human cloning. Lately, some other, smarter people have also been taking notice. First, over at the American Spectator, Daniel Allott takes a look at the movie Gattaca and how, 15 years later, the sci-fi thriller is fast […]

Posted at: October 31st, 2012 - 10:24 pm - Number of Comments » 1