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ANOTHER ‘push-me pull-you’ debate about stem cell research, embryonic stem cell research, the church and the church, and in the center of all of this, and the ones paying the price, are those poor souls struggling with cancer and other diseases.
Let’s begin talking about WILD claims, shall we?
The stem-cell industry has dragged every pity party who has had more than 15 minutes of fame into the presence of an adoring Congress & Senate in order to promote stem cell research, and MORE specifically, EMBRYONIC stem cell research, for the potential cure of everything from spinal injury paralysis, Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer, diabetes, baldness, Muscular Dystrophy, and on and on in the universe of potential miraculous cures, all the way down to freckles.
This is the magic CURE ALL according to the ‘industry.’
In fact, it is so believable that bankrupt states like Michigan and California have purposely gone out of their way to invest countless hundreds of millions, even BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars in the bio sciences, slavering at the thought that these technologies will create a very high ROI and turn those states back into powerhouses of economic booms.
In all this, from the far stretches of liberaldom and even conservativedom come vicious, livid, screeching accusations that the Vatican is opposed to all science, all medicine, all human progress for the reason that it condemns dismantling embryos cell by cell for research or medicinal purposes.
The Vatican is NOT opposed to stem cell research and never has been. It is opposed to the useless and unnecessary experimentation on, and destruction of, embryos for the purposes of stem cell research. The Vatican is totally in support of ‘adult stem cells’ – so named for obfuscation purposes clearly, but available in huge quantities in umbilical cord blood and in amniotic fluid, and proving very effective in a wide range of illnesses.
But with all this hoopla, all the blame-game and accusations, per business-as-usual there are almost no treatments available in the United States with the breakthroughs that have been made in other countries. Citizens attempting to obtain the same medicines, at prices lowered in other countries, faced immediate action by the FDA and the government, making such international purchases illegal. Medication and treatment prices are kept artificially so high that an entire new class of tourism has developed for Americans- medical tourism.
Not so wild claims:
That was BEFORE the massive job losses due to the collapsing economy that we have been experiencing the last two years.
So in the face of a cancer treatment that is helpful AND effective, inexpensive, is ethical according to Christian standards, discussed in a highly respected Vatican journal and used in Catholic hospitals, Damian Thompson considers all this ‘counter knowledge?’
I should add that Pentin writes authoritatively for The Catholic Herald on Vatican affairs, where he knows what he is talking about. I am at a loss to explain the disappearance of his critical faculties on this occasion.
In my estimation, it is Damian Thompson’s critical faculties, and especially, his compassion that have disappeared on this occasion. Blocked by a softening Nanny State cushy health system that most Americans can only dream of, the man has become possessed by arrogance.
The loss is YOURS, Damian, yours and those who read your information like it is gospel.
Either stem cells are living up to those incredible claims or they are not. Just like other supplements, Americans can and do have a right to give them a try.
Having been one of those many souls who has lost loved ones with cancer, loved ones who lived, worked and died without health insurance, who paid the taxes that went into the wild claims of health research; I can only say that if there are any out there who have a chance that this alternative will work, that this alternative will even help, then in every possible way I support this effort. If anyone is interested in trying this ethical new treatment, I have created a page just for you to easily obtain the ‘nutritional supplements.’
God bless you and your difficult, and very sacred, journey with cancer.