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The latest Solid Ground.
"Quality of life" arguments to end lives are immoral in themselves, but are complicated by medicine's fallibility.  Wesley J.
Health officials Wednesday gave the green light to federally funded research on 13 human embryonic stem cell lines, the first approved since the Bush administration imposed limits eight years ago.
Brian Godawa was Greg's guest in the last hour of the radio show today so I've reposted my review of the documentary Brian did on stem cell research. It's also available on Amazon.
Scott Klusendorf has a new site that makes a straightforward, persuasive, winsome case for the pro-life position.
A lawsuit has been filed to stop Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research citing the Dickey-Wicker Amendment.  That amendment, passed in 1995 and renewed each year since, bars tax dollars from funding the creation of embryos for research and research that involves the destruction of embryos.Advocates International, co-counsel for the plaintiffs, explained the lawsuit:
Michael New points out the way a new AGI study is being misrepresented in the media.  The study purportedly shows that stricter abortion laws have no affect on abortion rates.  However, the comparison of the laws and abortion rates in different countries takes no account of different social circumstances that likely have an affect on abortion rates apart from the laws.
An editorial in Nature magazine has a solution for solving the shortage of organs for transplant:  redefine death.  The problem is that it seems their definition of death doesn't really guarantee that someone is, well, dead before their organs are harvested.  Here's the conclusion, which gives away what they actually mean by "death":
Pew released the results of a new poll this week that shows pro-life convictions increasing across demographic and political groups.