The nation’s Catholic bishops followed through on their desire to put forward an initial statement opposing embryonic stem cell research. They voted almost unanimously — 191 to 1 — to approve the statement at their annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The seven-page policy statement from the Committee on Pro-Life Activities calls embryonic stem cell research “a gravely immoral act” that crosses a “fundamental moral line” by treating human beings as mere objects of research. Do you feel this is an accurate description of the research?
I agree wholeheartedly with the U.S. Catholic bishops’ condemnation of embryonic stem cell research. It truly is “a gravely immoral act.”
Their statement correctly identifies the practice as “the deliberate killing of innocent human beings.”
Some argue that such research could (emphasize “could”) save lives. But with every embryo destroyed, a human life is destroyed, every single time. That’s an “inconvenient truth” that many have chosen to overlook.