As a practicing physician and two-time cancer survivor, I have both a personal and professional interest in developing cures for diseases. However, I believe the American people need a second opinion on the potential benefits of destructive embryonic-stem-cell research. The bill pending in the Senate would, for the first time, direct the federal government to use taxpayer dollars to destroy human embryos.
This proposal is likely based on a false hope. Not a single treatment has been developed from embryonic stem cells, yet 65 treatments have been developed from stem cells in umbilical-cord blood and adult tissues. [more]