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Stem-cell reversal shows culture’s devaluing of life Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 21, 2009 -- 12:00 AM
To the editor:
I am writing in response to the article, “Leaders criticize reversal of stem-cell policy,” in the March 19 issue of the Catholic Herald. I am in agreement that President Obama should not be supporting federal funding of research for embryonic stem-cells.
It just does not seem like the right thing to do. To me, it sounds like wild ideas supported by the scientific industry and the pharmaceutical industry. Especially if ethically sound means for advancing stem-cell science and medical treatments are available, they are in need of increased support.
It once again shows the little value our culture has for the unborn and even the embryo. I think there are certain individuals in our society that not only don’t value human life at an early stage, they don’t really value it — period.
They don’t support good movies, they mark up their bodies any way they want, and the list goes on and on. This is also the reason why there are so many tattooed players in the NBA and why some announcers even praise them. Where has the age of the sound, morally good players gone in the NBA?
When I was young, I used to hear the word “gloom” and wonder what is was, but now it seems to be a part of our society. Hope is seldom preached. We don’t take care of our old; we just put them in nursing homes and let someone else be responsible for giving them attention.
It seems strange that the new president would not even give hope to an unborn baby. I think he has a long way to go in fulfilling his promises of hope and a new world.
I also hold true to my beliefs that we are not fighting an enemy in the Middle East, or anywhere else, but rather a selfish, greedy sort of lifestyle in the United States that is only for the self and has little base in help of others.
Let’s hope Mr. Obama comes to his senses and changes this act of stupidity in repealing George Bush’s stance on embryonic stem-cell research.
Jim Dearing, Middleton