Iowa Right to Life Committee agrees that adult stem cell research is a wonderful blessing.
But embryonic stem cell research is not. We fully support research using adult stem cells, which is already benefiting 73 diseases. Our opposition to embryonic stem cell research is both moral and practical. From the moral aspect, it will turn humans into a commodity that will create cloning farms to kill the embryos for research. From a practical standpoint, embryonic stem cell research is unsuccessful, curing no one–not even a mouse.
The following websites are excellent resources to help you learn more about the differences between Adult Stem Cells and Embryonic Stem Cells and research ethics:
- John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute (Iowa based company, that does ethical stem cell research)
- Do No Harm, The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics
- Wesley J. Smith
- Also view Iowa Right to Life’s article on Human Cloning in Iowa.