And what say do the creating couples have in this? If adoption is
without their consent(?), it's going to come to a screeching lawsuit-
induced halt. You don't go having some ELSE's child without their
knowledge or consent. Reminds me of that ghoul fertility doc who was
fertilizing the eggs with his sperm and not the husbands', and those
bandits in the UC system, I believe it was, who were, what?, selling
off "leftovers"--and then fled the country to avoid prosecution.
This whole mess, along with the Parkinson's thing, is of course
probably the end of near-term stem-cell research in the US, the facts
On 9 Mar 2001, at 10:14, Max More wrote:
> Another group to add to our list of those to track...
> >Date: 9 Mar 2001 18:10:37 -0000
> >From: StemCells@yahoogroups.com
> >Message: 1
> > Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 18:09:03 EST
> > From: ExceptionalMama@aol.com
> >Subject: U.S. Sued Over Stem Cell Research
> >U.S. Sued Over Stem Cell Research
> >.c The Associated Press
> >WASHINGTON (AP) - A California adoption agency sued the government Thursday
> >to block federal funding of controversial but promising medical research
> >using embryonic cells.
> >Nightlight Christian Adoptions arranges for infertile couples to ``adopt''
> >embryos left over from other couples' fertility treatments. The lawsuit
> >opposes National Institutes of Health plans to fund research using certain
> >embryonic cells - arguing such research would cut the number of adoptable
> >embryos and thus financially harm Nightlight and prospective parents.
> >At issue are stem cells, the building blocks for all human tissue. Scientists
> >say research with them could lead to revolutionary therapies for diseases
> >>from Alzheimer's to diabetes. They can be derived from aborted fetuses,
> >fertility clinics' discarded embryos or adults. All types are under intense
> >study, but embryonic stem cells generate the most scientific excitement
> >because they appear the most flexible.
> >Privately funded scientists have culled stem cells from embryos donated by
> >parents - a process that does destroy the embryo - and multiplied those cells
> >in a laboratory. The NIH plans to fund embryonic stem cell research using
> >only lab-grown cell lines - NIH scientists can't touch additional embryos.
> >Many anti-abortion groups oppose the plans, and President Bush has signaled
> >he may block the plans.
> >The lawsuit, also joined by an Indiana professor who contends competition
> >with embryonic researchers will hurt funding of adult stem cell experiments,
> >charges NIH's policy violates a federal ban on taxpayer-funded embryo
> >The lawsuit names Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, who is
> >reviewing the NIH policy. An agency spokesman declined comment.
> >AP-NY-03-08-01 1635EST
> >Copyright 2001 The Associated Press.
> Max More, Ph.D.
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