Washington D.C., Dec 16, 2003 / 22:00 pm
A new resource, compiled by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Prolife Committee, shows that international scientific experts agree that embryonic stem-cell research is unnecessary for medical progress.
It cites more that 25 research studies reported in the press and medical journals, which indicate that adult stem-cell research is a more favorable alternative to embryonic stem cells.
The use of adult stem cells is just as effective in getting the desired results and is more favorable because it avoids the ethical dilemma involved in embryonic stem-cell research, say the experts.
The use of an embryo for research necessitates the killing of the embryo, that is, the killing of a baby, and is against the teachings of the Catholic Church.