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Adult Stem Cells: The “Gold Standard”
Despite scientists’ hype, disinformation and insistence about embryonic stem cell success in the early- to late-2000s, it turns out clinical advances are being made in the use of adult stem cells. David A. Prentice, a stem-cell researcher now with the Charlotte Lozier Institute … recently published a major peer-reviewed article in the science journal Circulation Research. He details the amazing successes of adult-stem-cell research. He outlines the many problems that make embryonic stem cells “ill-suited for clinical use” … In contrast, ethical stem cells have had excellent successes. For example, “induced pluripotent stem cells,” which can be made from normal skin cells, are now used in cell modeling and drug testing … From “Adult Stem Cells”: “Not only do adult stem cells carry no ethical baggage regarding their isolation, their practical advantages over pluripotent stem cells have led to many current clinical trials, as well as some therapies approved through all phases of Food and Drug Administration testing

… The superiority of adult stem cells in the clinic and the mounting evidence supporting their effectiveness in regeneration and repair make adult stem cells the gold standard of stem cells for patients. (CLR Life News, 3/21/19; Wesley J. Smith/National Review, 3/15/19, adult-stem-cells-now-the-gold-standard)

Speaking Up For Life
“When people question the value of a life lived with disability, I share God’s Word concerning the Body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:22 (NIV): ‘On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.’ Note it does not say those that are weaker, but those that ‘seem to be weaker are indispensable’!” Mona Fuerstenau, director of Lutheran Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities

“When we see the unborn … vulnerable, helpless, destined for destruction—we are compelled to speak and defend and help. And not because it is the right thing to do or the moral thing to do, but because it is the Christ thing to do. His hands that were pierced and His body that died and rose again were formed in a womb, giving value to all who have resided there.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, former executive director of Lutherans For Life