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Members of the U.S. Senate have introduced legislation aimed at stopping federally-funded research at the National Institutes of Health that use embryonic stem cells.
Archdiocese: Ice Bucket Challenge Funds Illicit Research
New revelations that the ALS Association is funding embryonic stem cell research has thrown a bucket of ice water on the Ice Bucket Challenge for millions of Catholics across the country.
Poor Catechesis: Catholics Think IVF is Okay
In yet another example of the huge failure of catechesis in America, a recent survey found that only 13 percent of Catholics believe in vitro fertilization (IVF) is morally wrong.
Michael J. Fox Admits Embryonic Stem Cells Probably Won't Cure Him
One of the most outspoken advocates of embryonic stem cell research, Michael J. Fox, made headlines during a recent interview with ABC News in which he admitted that embryonic stem cell therapy hasn't lived up to its promises.
End of Human Trials Deals Major Blow to Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The world's first human trials using human embryonic stem cells has been abruptly halted with the results showing no improvement in those treated.
Poll: Catholics Overwhelmingly Support Embryonic Stem Cell Research
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new poll has found that three quarters of U.S. adults favor of embryonic stem cell research on "left over" embryos, with 69 percent of Catholics polled saying they believe researchers should be allowed to conduct the destructive research.
Appeals Court Rules Embryonic Stem Cell Research Can Continue
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ruled yesterday to allow the Obama administration to continue funding embryonic stem cell research while the Department of Justice appeals Judge Royce Lamberth's decision preventing it.
Liberal Lawmakers Seek to Codify Taxpayer Funded Embryonic Research Before Midterms
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist With the prospects of a pro-life majority in the U.S. House and possibly the Senate appearing increasingly likely this fall, liberal lawmakers plan to push through legislation that will make taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell (ESC) research legal.
Judge Stings Obama Administration by Halting Embryonic Stem Cell Research
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In what some are calling a "stinging rebuke" of the Obama Administration, a federal court judge rule yesterday that the president's executive order allowing embryos to be used in stem cell research violated an existing law prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds in research that involves the destruction of human embryos.
Pro-Life Feminists Sue to Halt State’s Plan to Buy Women’s Eggs
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A pro-life feminist group has filed suit in New York State’s Supreme Court to block the use of taxpayer funds to pay women recruited to “donate” their eggs for embryonic stem cell research.
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