Stem Cell research may be on the verge of a whole new opportunity for advancement that could solve the ethical dilemma faced by harvesting stem cells from human embryos that requires the destruction of human life. New research published this month suggests that there may be an alternative to embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Stem cells can apparently be taken from Amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus, as well as from the placenta. These stem cells seem to share the many qualities of embryonic stem cells. If this is true then this new research could point to the end of the hugely controversial culture war over the role of embryonic stem cells.
The White House published a 67-page report on the current state of stem-cell science in order to back up these research developments and to support the President’s firm position against killing human embryos. Meanwhile the new Democratic Congressional majority threatens to force the issue again by a vote last week. The good news is that a veto-proof majority seems impossible.
I have to wonder if certain liberals will welcome this news since they seem so determined to press for this issue regardless of the actual value of the procedure since it is part and parcel of their anti-life thought process. Some want to advance “a brave new world” no matter what the research actually demonstrates. So far, this controversy has been fought over using a line of embryonic stem cells that still do not clearly promise all the miracles that the social left constantly tells the general public will result from this procedure.