“Brace yourself! Wisconsin is being deluged with ads featuring actor Michael J. Fox which are just as misleading as the ones currently airing in Missouri and other states,” declared Barbara Lyons, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life.
“Everyone deeply sympathizes with Fox who has Parkinson’s disease. What we don’t respect is the ‘hype’ and false hope he conveys about embryonic stem cell research.”
“There is no cure or even help for humans from this controversial research,” said Lyons. “No human being has ever received an embryonic stem cell because they are too dangerous and tend to produce tumors.”
In a study released just this week from the University of Rochester Medical Center, embryonic stem cells injected into rats with Parkinson’s disease produced improvement in Parkinson’s symptoms but also caused tumors in the rodents’ brains. Researchers commented that the work showed both the potential benefits and risks of human embryonic stem cells and stated that “…we are not ready for prime time yet.” Some researchers have stated that embryonic stem cells may never have application for humans.
“Do we really want outside individuals coming into our state promoting James Doyle with misleading information? Congressman Mark Green is not trying to stop stem cell research, as the Fox ad states. Green wants to explore other avenues already proven to be more valuable in treating real people with real conditions. He does not want to destroy human lives for the ‘potential,’ unproven benefit of others. That’s what real hope is all about,” concluded Lyons.
Wisconsin Right to Life believes that each human life is inherently valuable from fertilization to natural death. Our mission is: “To make euthanasia, infanticide, abortion and destruction of human embryos socially, ethically and legally unacceptable solut
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