Thursday, May 26, 2005

A Letter to Neil Cavuto

Jim Cavuto of Fox News recently interviewed Rep. Jim Langevin, questioning how he could identify himself as prolife while supporting "stem cell research." Cavuto failed to clearly stress that embryonic stem cell research is not the only kind of stem cell research currently being pursued. I sent him this email:
Dear Mr. Cavuto,

I think you did an excellent job in your interview with Rep. Jim Langevin. However, I was surprised at what you failed to ask him: Why is he supporting embryonic stem cell research, which has had dubious results at best and disastrous results at worst, while there are currently available treatments using adult and cord-blood stem cells.

In fact, this is a question that needs to be asked repeatedly of those advocating for embryonic stem-cell research. Why are these folks focusing on a pie-in-the-sky approach which is producing nothing, rather than on an approach that is getting spectacular results in the here-and-now, without all the moral and ethical baggage that comes with the use of embryonic stem cells.

Cord-blood and adult stem cells have been used to restore sight to the blind, help paralyzed people to walk, and cure children with fatal diseases, among other amazing cures. This isn't hypothetical: These are real results that we are currently able to achieve. Isn't this where we should be focusing our energies?

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Christina Dunigan
Webmistress, RealChoice

Folks, let's bombard this man with the truth -- that the real promise for ailing patients is to be found in their own bodies or in cord blood, and not in the fragile bodies of abandoned embryos.


At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Vanessa said...

This has nothing to do with this post actually, sorry, but I came across an article I thought you might find interesting: .

At 10:06 PM, Blogger GrannyGrump said...

Wow! The condition is called fetus-in-fetu, but I've never heard of a case of TWIN fetus-in-fetu. Thanks!


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