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False “Promises” of Destructive Embryonic Stem Cell Research Discussed in Senate Hearing

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Washington, D.C. – This morning, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Promise of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.”

Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, said, “The problem with the ‘promise’ of destructive embryonic stem cell research is that it is simply a dead end street, especially when compared to the successes seen with adult stem cell research. Clinical trials using adult stem cells have proven far more successful and have made significant strides in treating Leukemia, brain tumors, breast cancer, anemia, and especially autoimmune diseases.

“To harvest embryos and destroy life as part of a research process that has little hope of living up to promised success is wrong.

“The Obama administration has already said they are exploring all possible avenues to make sure that they can continue funding this destructive research. President Barack Obama and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) are determined now more than ever to push for the destruction of innocent human life for the sake of scientific study that, in fact, has very little ‘promise.'”