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Obama funding for embryo research undermines rights and medicine, says SPUC

9 March 2009

Obama funding for embryo research undermines rights and medicine, says SPUC London, 9 March 2009 - Abusing and destroying human embryos does not help patients, nor does it advance science, says the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).

President Obama announced today that the US federal government will fund embryonic stem cell research, which involves the abuse and destruction of innocent human beings.

Anthony Ozimic, SPUC political secretary, commented: "President Obama's decision comes at a time when researchers have started to conclude that embryonic stem cell research is scientifically flawed and that alternative forms of stem cell research which don't involve embryos are far more successful. Yet he is ready to provide funds for scientists who will create and destroy human embryos with no regard to their human status, their rights and their dignity as fellow members of the human family. By so doing, he reveals himself as a willing tool of a powerful lobby of vested interests among research companies and eugenicist academics. He promised a new approach to policy but embryonic stem cell research is yesterday's bad idea, not tomorrow's future."


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