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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 - Number of Comments » 0

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 - Number of Comments » 0

It was a major pro-life victory. Nearly two years ago one of the largest biotech companies in the United States ended the first human trials for a treatment using cells derived from human embryos. Not only that, but they got out of the ESC research business entirely. Unfortunately, now it seems Geron’s ESCR program has […]

Posted at: February 13th, 2013 - 5:26 am - Number of Comments » 0

Admittedly, it’s difficult to keep up with all of the threats to life and human dignity these days. We’re no longer talking just about abortion, but also several end of life issues and, of course, embryonic stem cell (ESC) research. The science has been around for a good 20 years or more, but I’m sure […]

Posted at: November 23rd, 2011 - 8:51 am - Number of Comments » 0

On Nov. 12 at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict XVI addressed participants of the Nov. 9-11 international conference Adult Stem Cells: Science and the Future of Man and Culture. The Holy Father opened his remarks with praise for the various institutions exploring and promoting research on adult stem cells. Adult stem cells hold great […]

Posted at: November 14th, 2011 - 10:18 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Up to 40 percent of premature births are caused by a rupture in the membrane surrounding the foetus, causing labor. Babies born before 24 weeks have a poor chance of survival while later babies are at higher risk of birth complications. Previous attempts to treat this problem have not been successful, but some UK researchers […]

Posted at: September 22nd, 2011 - 10:53 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Tonight’s the big night! I don’t think I’ll ruin the show for you by sharing this. I recorded a voice over for the video I shot for EWTN of me getting in and out of the car. I didn’t put it together with the video myself, though it should be together on the show tonight. […]

Posted at: July 8th, 2010 - 10:10 am - Number of Comments » 4

This was not a welcome sight this morning: Pope Benedict XVI has appointed two prominent scientists to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences: Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Edward M. De Robertis, a chemical biology professor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California at Los […]

Posted at: October 13th, 2009 - 9:11 am - Number of Comments » 3

At 7 p.m. Central time tonight (Sept. 1) Total Living Network will air the stem cell documentary Lines That Divide with a stem cell discussion/debate to follow. Tune in at this link. h/t Wesley Smith

Posted at: September 1st, 2009 - 1:28 pm - Number of Comments » 2

This documentary from the Center for Bioethics and Culture looks promising (h/t: Wesley Smith): A longer preview can be seen via Facebook. You can order a copy through the CBC Network.

Posted at: April 14th, 2009 - 10:44 pm - Number of Comments » 0