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    Alt. title: Doctors can be stupid, too

    Human stem cell research has been destructive failure

    If it weren’t so tragic, it would be laughable to hear politicians talk about passing legislation to make human embryonic stem cell research ethical. It’s not possible. Every form of this research requires destroying human life in order to obtain the stem cells.

    Whether using leftover embryos from fertility clinics (they should pass a law to make producing extra embryos illegal) or cloning human embryos for the purpose of killing them, human lives must be sacrificed.

    It can never be ethical to spend precious funds or taxpayer dollars on a form of research that is devoid of successes after 20-plus years of effort. And it is looking likely that there never will be any successes with these cells because of their propensity toward tissue destruction, tumor formation and rejection in experimental animal models.

    It is immoral and cruel to give people who suffer illnesses false hope by continuing this failed line of research.

    That money could be more wisely spent on adult, umbilical cord, placental and amniotic fluid stem cells. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out at www.EmbryosArePeopleToo.com or www.stemcellresearch.org.

    Dr. Thomas A. Neef, Delaware Physicians for Life, Wilmington

    One Response to “THERE OUGHTTA BE A LAW”

    Comment by
    February 21st, 2007
    at 11:31 pm

    Like one of my professors always said: ‘Remember – 50% of the doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.’