Obama’s Ignorant Ad – *Updated

Chelsea2008 Election, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Stem Cell Research0 Comments

Apparently Barack doesn’t have very good researchers working on his ad campaign. Not that it takes a lot of research to get this one right. His latest ad accuses John McCain of “standing in the way” and “opposing stem cell research” (again, “stem cell research” here really only means research that involves human embryos.) This after McCain just released an … Read More

McCain-Palin: “Change is Coming” on Stem Cell Research Policy

Chelsea2008 Election, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Stem Cell Research2 Comments

This is not encouraging: Transcript: ANNCR: They’re the original mavericks. Leaders. Reformers. Fighting for real change. John McCain will lead his Congressional allies to improve America’s health. Stem cell research to unlock the mystery of cancer, diabetes, heart disease. Stem cell research to help free families from the fear and devastation of illness. Stem cell research to help doctors repair … Read More

She Turned Me ino a Newt!

Chelsea2008 Election, Abortion, Disabled, Media, Stem Cell Research, video1 Comment

Well, that accusation hasn’t come out…yet. But it wouldn’t surprise me if it did. American politics, and the American media, has reached an all-time low with the ongoing smear campaign against Sarah Palin. Last week Vanity Fair published an “Authoritative Trig Palin Timeline” regarding the online rumors about Trig’s parentage. In it they juxtapose the “official story” with the “wingnut … Read More

House Hearing on Stem Cell Research – Updated*

ChelseaPolitics, Stem Cell Research1 Comment

Today the House Committee on Health in the Energy and Commerce (Subcommittee on Health) will be holding a hearing titled Stem Cell Science: The Foundation for Future Cures. See the witness list. Listen to the webcast Sorry for the late notice…it starts at 10 am EDT (that’s in 10 min!). h/t Citizen Link *11:40 am (CST): The hearing went in … Read More

Listen Up, Michael J. Fox!

ChelseaAdult Stem Cell Research, Cloning, Stem Cell Research2 Comments

Yesterday I had news for Nancy Reagan. Now it’s Fox’s turn. As a well known public figure with Parkinson’s Disease, Michael J. Fox made himself quite the spokesman for research that requires the creation, use and destruction of human life as a means of finding cures for diseases such as his own. No doubt he was excited to hear that … Read More

Defending Life and Dignity

ChelseaCloning, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Politics, Stem Cell Research0 Comments

From a recent column by Dr. Leon Kass in the Weekly Standard: Three important values, differently weighted by the contending sides, were (and are) at issue in the debates about cloning and embryonic stem cells: scientific and medical progress, the sanctity of human life, and human dignity. We seek to cure disease and relieve suffering through vigorous research, conducted within … Read More

Obama Facts

Chelsea2008 Election, Abortion, Infanticide, Stem Cell Research4 Comments

Monica posted these facts about Barack Obama on ASA: Fact: Mr. Obama sponsored the misleadingly named Ronald Reagan Biomedical Act of Illinois and the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act in DC – both promoting extravagent funding for embryonic stem cell research. Mr. Obama appears to have a slightly more sophisticated knowledge of the stem cell world than many of our … Read More

“Science Friendly” = $$$$$

ChelseaMissouri, Stem Cell Research2 Comments

The pro-cloning Stowers Institute has finally decided to proceed with a $25 million expansion in south Kansas City. But they are still holding off expanding a much larger campus for the institute because they are concerned that Missouri is still not “science friendly”, despite the fact that they succeeded in buying constitutional amendment protecting any and all “stem cell research”, … Read More

Breast Feeding Benefits

ChelseaStem Cell Research, Women1 Comment

It turns out that there is more to the benefits of breast milk than we originally though. It appears that breast milk contains stem cells that aide the further development of the infant after birth (h/t Mary Meets Dolly): “We already know how breast milk provides for the baby’s nutritional needs, but we are only just beginning to understand that … Read More

President Bush Leads on Stem Cell Research

ChelseaAdult Stem Cell Research, Cloning, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Stem Cell Research0 Comments

In his last State of the Union Address, President Bush made time to applaud advancements in ethical stem cell research and call on Congress to ban human cloning On matters of life and science, 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 … Read More