CitizenLink reports on a storage facility in San Francisco that offers to remove the embryonic stem cells from the “leftover” embryos of parents for future medical use. StemLifeLine Partners exploits health fears to entice parents into sacrificing the lives of their unborn embryos for unproven and unethical science.
“StemLifeLine is a life sciences company offering a novel service for individuals who have undergone in vitro fertilization, fulfilled their childbearing needs and now have to decide what to do with their remaining stored embryos. We can help transform these embryos into individual stem cell lines that our clients may one day use to create personalized therapies for themselves and their families.”
They conveniently forget to mention that embryos must be destroyed in order to “transform” them into stem cell lines. Dr. Zanga emphasizes the main argument against such practices in this quote:
“We should never be trying to or intending to take someone else’s life to make our own better”
-Dr. Joseph Zanga, professor of pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine
The Senate will soon vote on whether our tax dollars should be used to support this kind of unethical research that destroys human embryos. For more information check the AdvanceUSA stem cell page.