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Friday, August 31, 2007

The Perry Survey Comments

6. Any other comments?
Note: I corrected spelling and punctuation simply to make the comments clearer, but I have not corrected the responders’ grammar or changed any statements made even though some comments given by participants are not supported by scientific facts:

  • From what I do know about it, I think it’s a great thing and I believe it could cure many illnesses.

  • Heard that there has been some research to show that the stem cells are in the amniotic fluid and the placenta. If that can be continued, then the issue of the embryonic stem cell research will not be the only choice. The doctor who reported it on NPR from a medical magazine is the one doing the research. You might look into it...and he said it would be years before perfected.

  • I am for it!!

  • I am not against stem cell research but I don’t think it should be funded by the government. I also think the underlying moral issue lies with the fertility clinics that allow them to be created in the first place.

  • I don’t know much about it, but it seems that there are options to do the research without having to use an embryo; however, if the embryos are from abortions (which are still legal), it does seem like one way to have something “good” come from that situation. However, I also think that growing organs and other research seems to show similar promise in finding cures for many diseases. So overall, I support the research, but also support viable alternatives.

  • I feel research is important. But to take a life to do so, just to be able to sustain another life isn’t the answer. This will create more “abortions on demand”...

These are some very eye-opening comments! Notice that more than half the responders to my survey base their opinion about blastocyst stem cell research on what they’ve heard in the media. Sixty-seven percent of the responders to my survey claim to be Christians and yet the results show 77.6% of them disagree with the president’s belief that an embryo is destroyed through blastocyst research. Ninety-two percent of those who took my survey believe blastocystic stem cell research may provide cures for disease and 75% say the government should step up to the plate and start funding the research.

If you would like to give your personal opinion about stem cell research, go to http://www.right2recover.com/ and participate in the survey I have set up online. Your comments will remain anonymous and I reserve the right to include the answers in any future book I write.

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