Oregon Congressman Smith: Stem Cell Research Breakthrough In
"We are doing a great service to those who hope for a cure," Smith said. "We cannot ask scientists to deliver cures for today's worst diseases when they are working with yesterday's capabilities. Stem cell research is a rapidly advancing field of modern medicine. Senate approval of this package will move us one step closer to finding the breakthroughs we know are in reach. Scientists need us to act so they can fully utilize this cutting edge medical research."
NOTE: He doesn't specify whether or not these are embryonic stem cells or not but if you look at S. 471 (which this press release says Smith sponsored) you see that it is titled:
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.
and sposored by Kennedy and Feinstein among others. I just think it's dishonest to not specify what type of "research" (harvesting dead babies is "research" much like what the Nazis did was "research") he is applauding.
If embryonic stem cell research is "rapidly advancing" then why do they need government funding? If there was even a slight possibility that you could cure some horrible disease with this "cutting edge" research then why wouldn't Pfizer fund it? Imagine what they could sell a cure for Parkinson's for.
This is just an excuse to desecrate human life. Embryonic stem cells have not been successful at curing any disease or ailment.