Plenty to talk about in Obama’s stem-cell decision

Not surprisingly, President Barack Obama’s decision to lift his predecessor’s limits on federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research has prompted lots of commentary in the Catholic press. Here is a sampler:

Our Sunday Visitor’s John Norton had this to say, while Catholic San Francisco featured this guest commentary by Vicki Evans, coordinator of pro-life activities in the San Francisco Archdiocese. Joe Towalski of The Catholic Spirit in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis had these views, while an unsigned piece in The Catholic Standard & Times, Philadelphia archdiocesan newspaper, said Obama missed a chance for unity. Sam Lucero of The Compass in Green Bay, Wis., called the decision regrettable.

And as the debate moves to Congress, the commentary is likely to continue.

One Response

  1. Since embryonic stem cells come from embryos which are created in a laboratory on a
    skin which is composed of mice cells, I am curious about the church’s position on these embryos which have been created solely for the purpose of harvesting stem cells. I believe it is misleading to think that human embryos are taken from the womb and destroyed for this purpose.

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