Pushing the Limits on Embryo Research


It is no surprise to many of us that the “14-day rule,” which limits research on human embryos to their first two weeks of development, is being challenged.
For those of us who were around during the Bush presidency and the time of the great stem cell debates, we always knew the 14-day rule would erode.

A film I produced, “Lines That Divide” is a great primer or refresher for those who are curious about that time in U.S. political and scientific division.

Will embryonic stem cells have the potential for developing cures for disease? If so, at what expense? Some argued we would be at risk for a new form of biological colonialism, where there would be vats of human embryos available to researchers.

The ethical debate during this time was the tension between our moral duty to pursue scientific progress to develop cures and treatments that provide healing hope for those suffering versus destroying early human life to develop treatments.

During this contentious time, celebrities like Michael J. Fox, Christopher Reeves, and Mary Tyler Moore took to the scene and pleaded that we needed cures, cures, cures. Opponents of the use of embryos in research rejected destroying nascent human life for the benefit of others—the ends do not justify the means.

Source: Pushing the Limits on Embryo Research

a time framed rule is arbitrary. life begins at conception. it’s all we need to go by. Anything beyond that is subjective. Embryonic stem cell research is a non negotiable in the Catholic Church. The left lies and claims we oppose stem cell research. Far from the truth. There is more promise and actual proof that adult stem cells can provide CURES CURES CURES. Embryonic stem cell research and abortion are both non negotiable. They are intrinsically evil. Nothing good will come of it. The push for embryos will encourage more abortions.
These fields have forgotten science & medicine REQUIRE ethics.

Update on Fr. Frank Pavone’s Heart Surgery

Update: Wednesday May 12, 10:30 AMPrayers for Fr. Frank are Being Answered!  He is Making a Remarkable Recovery!Though he is still in pain from his open heart surgery yesterday, Fr. Frank Pavone is recovering very quickly, his doctors said. He attributes this quick recovery to the tens of thousands of prayers being said for him around the world, and also to his great medical team.This morning he ate solid food for the first time (French Toast) and also began physical therapy. He was able to sit up in a chair, stand up straight and even take a short walk down the hospital corridor. His surgeon, Dr. Kevin Accola, examined him and said his heart murmur is now completely gone, due to the successful repair of his mitral valve. He also said Fr. Frank was doing so well that he might be discharged as early as Saturday. A nurse on the floor said: “If all our patients progressed as quickly as Fr. Pavone we’d be out of a job!” And another physician on duty, Dr. Adriana Otto, said to Fr. Frank: “You have to leave the ICU unit today- because this floor is only for sick people!”Notwithstanding this good news, we ask that prayers for Fr. Frank continue, as he is still experiencing much pain and has a long way to go before he is fully recovered. 

Source: Update on Fr. Frank Pavone’s Heart Surgery

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120 Retired US Military Officers Warn of Conflict Between Marxism, ‘Constitutional Freedom’ yep,it’s time for the military to stage a coup and open a free and fair election (before it’s too late)

More than 120 retired U.S. generals and admirals signed an open letter warning that the United States is embroiled in an existential fight and urged “all citizens” to get involved in local and state politics.

“We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty,”

states the letter (pdf), which was signed by 124 former military leaders, released by “Flag Officers 4 America.”The letter also posited that opposition to proposed bills and laws that would strengthen election initiatives has troublesome implications.

“Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislature’s approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc.

Today, many are calling such commonsense controls ‘racist’ in an attempt to avoid having fair and honest elections,” the letter added.According to the Flag Officers 4 America website, it’s a group of former military leaders who

“pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,” whether “domestic” and “foreign.”

EXACTLY!!!!!!

Continue Reading Here:  120 Retired US Military Officers Warn of Conflict Between Marxism, ‘Constitutional Freedom’ (theepochtimes.com)

13 Percent of Maricopa County Ballots Counted in Audit So Far: Official

About 13 percent of the nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona in the 2020 election have been counted in an ongoing election audit, an official said Monday.About 275,000 ballots have been reviewed so far by workers hired by companies tapped by the Arizona Senate, former Republican Secretary of State Ken Bennett told reporters at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The audit started on April 23. Workers take off Sundays. That means workers have processed about 20,000 ballots a day.The firms, led by Florida-based Cyber Ninjas, are also inspecting machines used in the 2020 election.

Arizona’s Senate ordered the audit over election integrity concerns.Democrat Joe Biden narrowly won Arizona over Republican Donald Trump. Many GOP voters and officials have alleged fraud occurred in Arizona and elsewhere.

Republican Arizona Senate President Karen Fann has said she thinks the audit will uncover “irregularities.”The Senate has leased the Coliseum in Phoenix until May 14.

A slew of high school graduations are scheduled for the venue then, which will force the audit to pause. There are plans in place if the audit is not completed by the time the graduations start, Bennett, the Senate’s liaison for the audit, previously told The Epoch Times.

All of the ballots in that event will be moved to a different place onsite. The site, as with the audit itself, will be webcast 24 hours a day.

Continue Reading Here: 13 Percent of Maricopa County Ballots Counted in Audit So Far: Official

FBI says Darkside hacking group responsible for pipeline cyberattack – CNET The FBI said? You believe the FBI? As soon as i heard FBI figured it was questionable

The attack shut down Colonial Pipeline service on the East Coast.

If the FBI said it that’s all i need to hear. Right off the bat it’s questionable. i wouldn’t believe a word they say. Sorry…they’re still corrupt. I’ll take a pass. They’ve lied before and give me no reason to believe they wouldn’t lie now.

Source: FBI says Darkside hacking group responsible for pipeline cyberattack – CNET