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EMBRYONIC STEM-CELL RESEARCH #2
Transplanting Fetal Cells into Adults "Catastrophic"

OVERVIEW:

Dr. Paul E. Greene described the horrible side effects of transplanting stem-cells from aborted fetuses into the brains of Parkinson's patients in a newly published study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
See http://www.cwfa.org/library/2001-03-08_pr_stem-cells.shtml and http://prolife.about.com/newsissues/prolife/library/weekly/aa031201a.htm

--The study found that the patients "chew constantly, their fingers go up and down, their wrists flex and distend." In addition the patients "writhe and twist, jerk their heads, fling their arms about."

--The worst side effects were seen in the youngest patients who had shown only the mildest Parkinson's symptoms before the stem-cell procedure.

--Researchers note that once the cells are transplanted, they cannot be killed, stopped or removed.

--With such "tragic" and "catastrophic" side effects, Greene has taken a firm position against any more embryonic stem-cell transplants.

--Research using adult stem-cells (where no one has been killed to harvest these cells) has shown far more potential for improving lives than embryo stem-cells.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson seems to be waffling on this issue. Thompson is the former governor of Wisconsin, where unethical research of embryonic human beings was pioneered. Prayer and action by Christians can stop the destruction of human embryos in this immoral research.

Please Join Us in Agreeing Prayer:

-Heavenly Creator, we acknowledge that we have not defended the pre-born as we should have. We have not TREASURED our children as You have commanded (Ps 103:13; Pr 3:12; 127:3; 1 Tim 5:8). -STOP the destruction of embryos for stem-cell research. CAUSE Sec. Thompson to be a strong voice for those who cannot speak - the pre-born. May the American Church loudly and wisely speak out against this barbaric practice. In Jesus' Name, AMEN! (Ps 1:1&2; Pr 6:17; John 14:12-14 )

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