The discussion over stem cells matters for anyone claiming to be pro-life. it is not pro-life to kill viable human embryos for the sake of research, yet many companies do this in order to seek cures for illness and disease. To date, not one person has ever been helped through the use of destructive stem cells. And while adult stem cells continue to rack up an impressive list of people helped, illnesses and diseases treated or cured, our government keeps throwing money at destructive stem cell research while ignoring adult stem cells. But many people are still not sure what stem cells are or why they should care. So here is a primer of sorts to get you acclimated to the discussion. It begins with this:
“Much of the confusion over stem cell research involves misunderstanding of terms, so let’s begin with some definitions. Stem cells are immature cells that are undifferentiated (i.e., they have not yet ‘decided’ what kind of cell to be). A stem cell divides into two cells: (1) a duplicate of itself and (2) a cell that develops into a more specialized cell type (i.e., an eye, liver, skin or blood cell). Since stem cells replace themselves every time they divide, they are capable of long-term self-renewal.” Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.