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Ohio Diocese Discourages Catholic Schools from Ice Bucket Challenge

Sad that so many are still committed to ESC when there have been so many breakthroughs with adult stem cells.

A Roman Catholic diocese in southwest Ohio is urging its school leaders not to encourage the ice-bucket challenge for the ALS Association because donations could fund research involving embryonic stem cells. Archdiocese of Cincinnati spokesman Dan Andriacco says the challenge itself is fine, but money sent to the ALS Association funds at least one study using embryonic stem cells. An embryo must be destroyed to harvest its stem cells, and many Catholics relate that to abortion.
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Lynn said...

Makes good sense to me! I've already seen one video by a Catholic friend who mentions ethical concerns in her video, and includes a link to http://www.jp2mri.org/capital-campaign.htm

Mary De Voe said...

The ice water or payment of a fine, no opt-out, not fair. This is one very large scam. If the money gets to ESCR which I cannot believe. All embryonic stem cells must be raised four stage to become adult stem cells, so it is disingenius to murder a sovereign person for his stem cells when one can get adult stem cells from adults. Stem cells from umbilical cord blood is becoming very popular and effective. This "ice bucket brigade" is the dying gasp of embryonic stem cells research. Gen-Tech, the original researcher in embryonic stemm cells abandoned the cause several years ago. This is why I believe this is a scam.

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