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Cloning Science’s War Against Poor Women

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Back when California’s Proposition 71 was being pitched — which created the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) — opponents warned that making human cloning a state constitutional right would result in the exploitation of poor women for their eggs — needed in every attempt at SCNT cloning. Responding, supporters promised to prohibit egg buying […]

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Made to Order Embryo Commodities Market

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Remember when they said “only” excess embryos would be used in research? It was always bunk, and now an article in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for allowing embryos to be made to order and sold like a corn crop. What would justify this form of nascent human trafficking? From, “Made to […]

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Human Egg Rush

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There’s gold in them thar hills! Ounce for ounce, human eggs are probably the most valuable commodity on the planet, with highly intelligent and beautiful university women offered $50,000 or more for their ova for use in eugenic IVF. If — or better stated, when — human cloning is successfully accomplished, the egg demand will […]

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Scientists Want to Scavenge Aborted Fetal Eggs

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Scientists are keeping aborted fetal ovaries alive in order to scavenge their eggs. From the Daily News story: Scientists are ready to plunder the ovaries of aborted babies for eggs to use in IVF treatment. Experiments have taken the process almost to completion, it emerged yesterday. They raise the nightmare prospect of a child whose […]

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Ethical Stem Cells Advancing!

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Perhaps the worst things President Obama did when he rescinded President Bush’s ESCR funding policy, was that he also revoked a non controversial Bush order that required the NIH to give funding priority to finding sources of pluripotent stem cells that do not destroy embryos. […]

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Sneak Federal Funding for Cloning Attack

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC As promised, I have an extended article on the DeGette/Castle/Specter — two of three of which have been booted from their jobs already by voters — bills in Congress that would not only set Obama’s ESCR funding policy in statutory concrete, but also surreptitiously fund […]

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Stealth Legislation to Federally Fund Human Cloning

By Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC Embryonic stem cells aren’t much in the news these days. President Bush’s embryonic stem cell funding restrictions are history and the invention of induced pluripotent stem cells may allow scientists to obtain the benefits of embryonic stem cells without destroying embryos. But that doesn’t mean […]

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Thinking About Donating Your Eggs? Think Again

Egg donation is risky business. But unlike other high-risk jobs that offer appropriate compensation for the dangers (e.g., skyscraper window washing), the egg donation process is inherently risky, from beginning to end. What are those risks? Stroke, organ failure, infection, cancer, loss of future fertility, and in rare instances, even death. Sadly, longer-term risks remain […]

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Thinking About Donating Your Eggs? Think Again

Egg donation is risky business. But unlike other high-risk jobs that offer appropriate compensation for the dangers (e.g., skyscraper window washing), the egg donation process is inherently risky, from beginning to end. What are those risks? Stroke, organ failure, infection, cancer, loss of future fertility, and in rare instances, even death. Sadly, longer-term risks remain […]

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Rejection Issues Continue with Embryonic Stem Cells

There is good news and bad news with this story. The good news is this: “The much-ballyhooed human embryonic stem cell apparently may share a problem with transplanted organs: a high probability of rejection.” So say the researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “The finding means that people who may one day be […]

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