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May 24, 2005



You're missing two points:

1. Some of those embryos "left over" from IVF have been adopted. They're called "children." You can see some pictures of them here.

2. The real medical progress isn't in embryonic stem cells anyway. They tend to run amok and turn into nasty tumors. The real miracles are already being wrought with adult and cord-blood stem cells. These treatments are already restoring sight to the blind, saving the lives of children with a rare disease, and enabling the paralyzed to walk. Why are we obsessing with gutting 7-day-old embryos to get something that might work some day in the far utopian future, when we have all the stem cells we need in our own bodies, producing miracles right now?

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