Nightmarish effect of ESC/Fetal research on patients UPDATED

ORIGINALLY JULY 20, 2006 RECAPTURED BY WAYBACK MACHINE Nightmarish effect of ESC/Fetal research on patients UPDATED Filed under: Culture of Life/Death, Bush Good, Medical, America UPDATE:::SCROLL DOWN FOR POST:::UPDATE: Reader Brian sends a link identifying precisely what embryonic stem cells are and how they are derived which is highly informational.In his email he related that the ESC’s are being harvested from embryos concieved in petri dishes, not the womb. To my way of thinking, i … [Read more...]

Adult Stem Cells 72, Embryonic Stem Cells 0

ORIGINALLY OCTOBER 25, 2006 - recaptured from WAYBACK MACHINE - Adult Stem Cells: 72, Embryonic Stem Cells: 0 - UPDATED Filed under: Culture of Life/Death, Medical, FaithThat’s the number of successful applications research has identified for the medical uses of Adult Stem Cells vs Embryonic Stem Cells.Mary L. Davenport, MD, writing in The American Thinker, calls Michael J. Fox’s distortive political ads nothing less than “unconsionable”:Mr. Fox and his ads’ sponsors are guilty o … [Read more...]

Michael J Fox fighting for bad science

ORIGINALLY OCTOBER 23, 2006 from the WAYBACK MACHINE -- Michael J Fox fighting for bad science - UPDATED Filed under: Culture of Life/Death, Medical, TV/Pop Culture/Music, Election 2006When I was a little girl, I remember a neighbor of ours who spent every Labor Day raging at Jerry Lewis for “parading those poor crippled children around to pull on the heartstrings so that people will send him money…” As though the funds raised by the Muscular Dystrophy Association were going into Lewis’ po … [Read more...]

Secular and Sacred Linkaround

Okay, too many tabs open, again, time for another linkfest!Linkfest, not Clinkfest!We'll do sacred, then secular, then sacred again, and then we'll just talk really goofy, and it won't have anything to do with beer!And btw, my Tuesday Column is Up; talking today about how Obama, Pelosi et al have no credibility to speak on Park51/Cordoba House because they don't know how to speak to their countrymen, at all.It's that time of the year again, when the kiddies get sent to CCD or the parents … [Read more...]

You Have Video Recommendations?

Over at Patheos, I am still getting my feet wet and doing what little I can to contribute to next week's focus on Catholicism, as The Future of Religion Series Continues.If you haven't yet checked out the series, do so; you'll find it fascinating. This week, the site is focusing on Judaism, and you might enjoy availing yourself of some interesting writing and opining on the subject (I am looking at you, especially, Hantchu!); you may enjoy spending some time with the people John Paul II … [Read more...]

Adult Stem Cells Restoring Sight

Before and After Stem Cell Treatment/Photo AP (Via)This is fantastic news:Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells — a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported Wednesday.The treatment worked completely in 82 of 107 eyes and partially in 14 others, with benefits lasting up to a decade so far. One man w … [Read more...]

Vatican funding Adult Stem Cell Research

Did you know that 35 craters of the moon have been named for Jesuit scientist-priests?If you are surprised to learn that, it might be because you have trusted the mainstream press when it has told you -mostly based on their own distorted reporting- that "Christians -especially Catholics- hate science and would send us back to the Bronze Age." The press -and more than a few politicians- like to pretend that faith and reason cannot co-exist, or that science is anathema to the church.It takes … [Read more...]

Ted Kennedy, Healthcare & Purgatory – More UPDATES:

Edward Moore Kennedy, 1932-2009My baby-hood crush on John Kennedy, and my little-girl admiration for Robert Kennedy had kept Ted Kennedy on my periphery. I use this photo because it is the flashing image I always get when I think of Ted, because it was my first real notice of him.I remember being 11 years old and watching Kennedy make a statement on television after the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. What seems vivid in my memory is something I am no longer sure of: was he wearing a … [Read more...]

"Abortion is a blessing!"

You know, it's so sick, I really didn't want to write about it. I linked to Amy Welborn and figured I'd let you folks find this monstrosity on your own, but I want to make sure you read it.These remarks were made before a NARAL audience, in 2007, but are only just getting some reaction, perhaps because of the current movement to suppress the conscience clause that protects doctors, nurses and pharmacists from losing their jobs, and Catholic hospitals from closing their doors.Or, perhaps her … [Read more...]

32 Days of Love beats an abortion

הַעִדֹתִי בָכֶם הַיּוֹם, אֶתהַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶתהָאָרֶץהַחַיִּים וְהַמָּוֶת נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ, הַבְּרָכָה וְהַקְּלָלָה וּבָחַרְתָּ, בַּחַיִּיםלְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה, אַתָּה וְזַרְעֶךָ - Deuteronomy 30:19I have argued many times that by welcoming new life into the world - regardless of how "perfect" that life is - we are allowing Love to come into the world, anew. And if God is Love, then it seems to follow that the "completely new" love that occurs between a parent and child - in utero and even more … [Read more...]