President Bush’s Decision Has Created Devastating Consequences For Those Living And Those Yet To Born
God is comfortable in controlling his creation. If he has permitted humans to develop the knowledge needed to ease human suffering, why would the president withhold it?
Three-year-old Hartselle twins Conner and Carson have merosin-negative congenital muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes muscle weakness in infancy. Because of a genetic defect, they lack the muscle protein merosin. Will they ever be able to walk? Will their heart muscles fail?
Their parents do not know. Is there a cure? No. Are we doing all we can to find one? No.
Muscular dystrophy is one of many diseases that scientists believe might be treatable if they had unfettered access to embryonic stem cells for medical research.
Sue Richardson, 76, has Parkinson’s disease. Is there a cure? No. Are we doing all we can to find one? No.
President Bush’s executive order, in 2001, denying federal funding to scientists testing new strains of embryonic stem cells, leave Conner, Carson, Sue and million of others hopeless.
Stem-cell research is really needed.