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SPUC condemns Michael Howard's support for embryonic stem cell research

9 November 2004

SPUC condemns Michael Howard's support for embryonic stem cell research WESTMINSTER, 9 November 2004 - The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has condemned the support given today by Michael Howard, the leader of the Opposition Conservative party, for embryonic stem cell research. Anthony Ozimic, SPUC political secretary, commented: "Michael Howard has misjudged both the ethics and politics of science by supporting embryonic stem cell research. Lethal experiments upon human beings - whether embryos, children or adults - are prohibited by the Geneva Declaration of the World Medical Association, and have never shown any significant benefits. Embryonic stem cell research, which involves killing embryos, is morally wrong. Mr Howard should learn from John Kerry's experience that promoting the killing of embryos won't help him win elections."

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