Embryo Adoption: A Tale of Twins
For adopted twins Meredith and Mason Bonnema, fall of 2008 represents life and a future for both. Their adoptive parents were finalizing plans to welcome them to their new family.
Meredith and Mason were too small to remember that fall, because they were both smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. They spent the first few months of their adoption in deep freeze, waiting for their chance as embryos to be implanted in their adoptive mother, Kari. Transferred the following February, Meredith and Mason were born in October 2009, about one year after being adopted. While their parents were eagerly waiting for them to become part of their family, a completely different plan was being drawn up for other frozen embryos like Meredith and Mason. Voters in Michigan narrowly approved Proposal 2 in November 2008, allowing embryos to be legally destroyed for experimentation. FULL STORY
Banking on Cord Blood
The birth of a child is always special, but now with the donation of cord blood -- a baby's birth can also give life to others. Cord blood banks help ensure that patients suffering from a variety of blood ailments have the opportunity to receive a transplant of life-affirming stem cells from umbilical cord blood. MORE
Fact Sheets on Stem Cell Research
Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Putting Women at Risk
iPSC - Advances in Ethical Stem Cell Research
The Great Stem Cell Debate: Understanding the Basics
Sacrificed Without Consent: Taking From the Unborn, Ending Lives
Stem cell research is the most misunderstood life issue. Most people do not realize that stem cells can be obtained from numerous adult sources, umbilical cords and placentas -- without ending the life of a developing human being. Stem cells from human embryos are not needed for stem cell research to continue.
Organizations Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Listing of organizations that have expressed support for human embryonic stem cell research. Research with embryonic stem cells necessitates the destruction of human embryos.
Stem Cell Research News
Right to Life of Michigan has a special website dedicated to informing people with news about and advances and current events in the field of ethical stem cell research.
Talking About Stem Cells
If They Say... You Say... A prolifer's guide to talking about human embryonic stem cell research and human cloning.
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