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Right to Recover ~ Winning the Political and Religious Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America presents scientific facts that challenge readers to think for themselves rather than accept political or religious views on stem cell research.


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RIGHT TO RECOVER is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Current Events: Political/Social of the National Best Books 2007 Awards. Amazon Best-selling book in biomedical category.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

All Book Reviews for Right to Recover

Yvonne Perry
ISBN: 1-933449-41-1
Nightengale Press
10936 N. Port Washington Rd. Suite 206
Mequon, WI 53092

Ms. Yvonne Perry has written a marvelous book on Stem Cell research with her volume Right to Recover. It is extensively researched, closely reasoned, and obviously very close to her heart. The book is chocked full of facts and figures and yet it is in a readable style that makes all the dry statistics seem not at all burdensome. When the book comes out in Sept. 2007 I would highly recommend getting a copy and studying it closely for the facts, both political and scientific, included there in. The only trouble with Ms. Perry s book is that it will probably never be read by the people who truly need to understand its import. Ms. Perry is preaching to the choir in this wonderful volume and, so long as the present administration and its wrong-headed, self-righteous backers are in power, nothing is going to change. Nevertheless, the book is drop dead great.

G. L. Helm
Author of the novels, OTHER DOORS, a fantasy of Peace, and DESIGN, and publisher of the Antelope Valley Anthologies, RED SKIES LIKE NO WHERE ELSE ON EARTH, and ALDOUS HUXLEY SLEPT HERE.

Title: Right to Recover - Winning the Political and Religious Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America
Written by: Yvonne Perry
Publisher: Nightengale Press
ISBN 10: 1-933449-41-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-933449-41-8
Release Date: October 2007
Reviewed by: Suzanne Lieurance, Founder, Director, and Coaching Coordinator The National Writing for Children Center Home of the Children's Writers Coaching Club http://www.writingforchildrencenter.com.

"Why is there so much political and religious controversy over stem cell research in the United States? Author Yvonne Perry examines this very question in her new book, Right to Recover - Winning the Political and Religious Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America.

Perry believes that many political and religious leaders and anti-abortion groups have created this controversy by conveying incomplete and inaccurate information about stem cell research to the general public and then using this information to justify their own positions about such research that could lead to the recovery of millions of people who suffer from debilitating illnesses or accidents. These leaders have made stem cell research an ethical question, asserting (incorrectly) that blastocystic stem cells used for research destroy an embryo. Yet, in reality, these cells are not even organisms.

In many cases, our leaders may simply be misinformed themselves and pass on this incorrect information to others, assuming they are doing the right thing. Often times, though, there are other reasons for opposing stem cell research. It requires a lot of money, for one thing, and perhaps political leaders simply don't want federal funding used in this way.

Author Yvonne Perry strongly believes in stem cell research. She also strongly believes that the general public deserves to know the truth about this research and the resulting technology that could serve millions of people the world over.

As Perry herself says, "Right to Recover is an educational book created in hopes of shedding light upon, and making a difference in, the way we view blastocyst stem cell biology."

Perry effectively tackles the complicated task of explaining the technology of stem cell research and does so in clear, to-the-point chapters. She covers bone marrow, amniotic and cord blood stem cell treatments presently being used and their restorative effects. Her book also includes information and quotes from some of the top stem cell researchers in the world, making it clear that Perry did more than just "read up on" stem cell research in order to write about it. Perry is very thorough and answers most any question a reader could have about stem cell research and technology.

In the end, Right to Recover may not change everyone's mind about blastocyst stem cell research. But it will surely educate readers as to what this type of research is, and what it isn't. I hope it will also lead Americans to recover their right to know the whole truth about such important issues as this one.

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Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America

Yvonne Perry
Nightengale Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1-933449-41-1
Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (4/07)

When I started reading “Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America,” I thought that it would be interesting and that as an Executive Director of a healthcare not-for profit dealing with this issue, I might glean some new knowledge. The book delivered far more than I ever expected. I was completely hooked by it from beginning to end. The author, Yvonne Perry, does an excellent job in defining stem cell research and in making the case for funding of the different types of stem cell research, especially blastocyst (or embryonic) stem cell research.

Government funding for stem cell research has been a huge controversy over the past several years, especially during President Bush’s administration. The author lists the American Heritage’s dictionary definition of embryo as: an organism in its early developmental stage, before it has distinctive form; a rudimentary stage.” The blastocyst cells do not even qualify as an embryo because they have never been implanted in a woman’s uterus to begin the developmental stage. The cells that are in question to be used for research are the ones that were not used in invitro and are being discarded as medical waste.

The author makes great points about the use of the blastocysts headed for disposal “No life or death has occurred in the process. The cells scientists want to use for research are the leftover IV-Bs; no one is suggesting that the IVF be used to create blastocysts specifically for use in research. Give them funding to use the ones already headed for the biohazard containers. Let them find a way to help the living, breathing human beings who are suffering.”

So much fear is surrounding stem cell research and cloning that the amazing potential to prevent and cure diseases, rebuild bodies and so much more gets lost in these heated debates. I learned so much about the current and potential research going on in this country and around the world in this book. Perry does a great job in bringing in Biblical text that could potentially support this research. The only flaw that I found in the book was in expressing her views on the more fundamental religions. I happen to agree to with her views, but I think that adding them limits the numbers of people with more fundamental views that might read the book and learn the truth about this subject.

Overall, I found the book to be very well written, eye-opening and informative. It is written in an easy-to read manner. I highly recommend “Right to Recover” to those who are sitting on the fence with this issue.

"The promise of regeneration; the repairing of tissue; the restoration of what has been damage are the attraction of stem cell regenerative medicine. More than any other facet of medicine, unlocking the potential of stem cell therapy would be the “Holy Grail” of medicine. However the misinformation about stem cell therapy has bogged down the forward progress of researchers and led politicians and the clergy astray. Misinformation such as the fact that Yvonne Perry so eloquently brings forward, that "embryonic" stem cell therapy has nothing to do with embryos, and never will. This is an insightful and very important book that should be sent to every doctor, politician, religious leader, and definitely to anyone seeking to know the truth!"

“Every generation has been convinced of their mastery over science. At one point only a few hundred years ago, the learned proclaimed that all that can be known is now known.” With technology and information so readily available today it is tempting for many to feel they “know” what “embryonic” stem cell research is all about, most often this is the furthest from the truth. Yvonne Perry has sifted through the research and propaganda and found much of the true knowledge to date on this important topic and presented it in such a way as to appeal to the layperson and professional alike.

Yours in Health and Healing,

David A. Jernigan, D.C.
Author: Everyday Miracles by God's Design and Beating Lyme Disease
Founder: Hansa Center for Optimum Health
Wichita, KS 67208


Yvonne Perry has presented the truth behind the stem cell debate through her diligent work in sifting through the information presented to the public as propaganda or hard core research. It is a must read for anyone who chooses by their conscious action to take an educated stance toward supporting or objecting to furthering stem cell research whether here or in another country. This book definitely clears up the unsupported religious stance against stem cell research. My prayers are upon this book to get it into the hands of influential people who can educate and sway the masses.

Samantha Joseph, DC, ND
Co-Founder of Hansa Center for Optimum Health



Genre: Health/Medicine

Title: Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research In America
Author: Yvonne Perry

If you have been unable to settle on an educated opinion concerning stem cell research, this well laid out book should end your dilemma.
Stem cell research is being conducted for both medical and scientific reasons. It could be the answer to many debilitating and terminal afflictions including Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Arthritis, Spinal Cord Injury and many more.
It is clearly evident that Yvonne Perry has spent countless hours researching the two categories of stem cells; adult and embryonic. “Adult Stem Cells” are harvested from umbilical cord blood, the placenta, amniotic fluid and bone marrow. “Embryonic Stem Cells” are harvested from fertilized eggs created in-vitro (outside the body). It has already been proven that adult stem cells can repair and regenerate diseased cells. Stem cells contain pertinent information as to how the cell develops. From this information the scientist can learn what is needed to prevent genes from becoming dysfunctional or produce drugs or treatment to cure the ones that are already diseased.

Without overstepping, Yvonne Perry presents both religious and political opinions. The facts that she enlightens us with are enough that we should all ponder what is really going on in the name of religion and politics. Just how much either can control our present and our future.

The author, Yvonne Perry has surpassed her goal of educating each reader with an honest evaluation of this controversial subject. Stem cell possibilities are without a doubt a realistic aspect of our future yet an ethical and political debate in our present. ‘Right to Recover’ is complete with Index, Appendix and Bibliography, with well laid out current information. She is a freelance writer, author, keynote speaker and ghostwriter. Her books are evidence of her natural desire to assist people along a spiritual path, as they are well researched and challenge people’s belief systems.

I would highly recommend everyone read this book. Reviewer: Cheryl Ellis, Allbooks Review
Available through Amazon or order from your local bookstore.

Title: Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America
Author: Yvonne Perry
ISBN-13: 978-1-933449-41-8
Publisher: Nightengale Press
Pages: 324
Price: $19.95
June 2007

1 comment:

Nick Oliva said...

Yvonne Perry has taken a courageous stand by tackling and dissecting these issues without predjudicial preconceived emotion. The biggest obstacle to this research is the inclusion of religious aspects in the determination that a blastocyst or a pile of benign cells constitutes human life, a grave error of thought. After all, is there a ceremony or last rites given to these cells? They are not inside a woman's uterus, they have not been given DNA to substantiate they are human and can take the form of whatever host they are merged into. I am a diabetic. I will die along with millions of others prematurely. With one injection of stem cells, in the near future my pancreas could grow back and I would be able to stop shooting insulin and going into insulin shock wearing my organs down and live a normal life. All I need is the ability of these dedicated researchers to be allowed to use funding to further the research to make it all happen for millions of us. Read the book before you go off about the "point that life begins" and begin to understand how much damage is being done because of a lack of understanding of that very question. This is an outstanding voice that needs to be heard throughout this nation. It is a life or death situation, and Yvonne has begun to address it. Will you? You can demand that your elected representatives do something. You can start by reading this book and gaining the knowledge that your loved ones can have hope. Hope is what life is all about. Let us join with her and fight for your right to bring those hopes and dreams to fruition.