So here’s the summary:
British Researchers have successfully obtained stem cells from dead embryos and reanimated them.
Why this is such a big deal: It’s kinda like salvaging organs from an organ donor who has died in a car wreck. Now we have techniques to salvage dead fetal tissue, reanimate it, and do research or use the tissue for treatments for many diseases and medical conditions.
Relevant quote from the article:
Last night right-to-life campaigners called for caution. ‘In theory if an embryo is obtained ethically and a stem cell can be derived after that embryo has died naturally, then that will remove all ethical objections as there is no destruction of a living organism,’ said Josephine Quintavalle, of Comment on Reproductive Ethics, a Catholic campaign group. ‘We do not have objections to the use of donated tissue and organs in other areas of medicine.’
So now y’all can stop calling us baby killers. Comments? thoughts?