Stem Cell Reply
I didn’t think they would do it, but the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review did indeed print my reply to Dr. Amesh Adalja today. I’m glad they did, because I really wanted to get the point out there that you don’t necessarily have to be religious to be against embryonic stem cell research. Science tells us that human embryos are alive, and philosophy compells us to protect that life – not religion. The claim that we pro-lifers are just a bunch of religious fanatics who want to force everyone else to convert is too often used to marginalize us.
To quote myself:
He also dismisses the valid concerns of millions of Americans as “religiously based,” as if only a religious person is capable of arriving at the conclusion that a living human embryo is, in fact, alive and therefore capable of being killed.
Perhaps Adalja should cite the chapter and verse from the Bible which states that embryos are people so that he can reveal where this “religiously based” ideology is coming from.