The Divide over Fetal Stem Cell Research

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Fetal stem cell research, one of medical science's most promising avenues of exploration has run into a roadblock. Undifferentiated embryonic cells offer possible treatments and cures for a range of devastating diseases. But the Catholic Church and others have mobilized opposition in the belief that a fertilized egg is a living person. Now, political pressure is mounting, and federal support for continued research hangs in the balance. We hear about the scientific and moral questions being asked in medical labs, from the pulpit and on Capitol Hill.
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American Heart Association

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

McDermott's Fetal Stem Cell Funding Bill

National Catholic Bioethics Center

National Institute of Health

Center for Strategic and International Studies' Global Aging Initiative



Warren Olney