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Producing Embryos for Profit

  • Albert Mohler Beyont The News Commentary
  • 2005 19 Aug
Producing Embryos for Profit

August 19, 2005

The Washington Post reports that the controversy over embryonic stem cell research is spreading from Washington throughout the nation. (

In reporter Peter Slevin's words: "The moral debate over embryonic stem cells stretches far beyond Capitol Hill to state capitals and research parks across the country, where a fierce competition is underway from Maryland to California for cutting-edge research and the profits that could follow."

Note carefully the focus on profits.

There is undoubtedly a great deal of money to be made in the field of stem cell research and other biotechnologies.

Corporations, communities and individuals are sure to demand a piece of the action and an opportunity to share in the wealth.

But what about the moral issues at stake?

Will this nation sell its soul for profits from a technology that destroys human embryos and undermines human dignity?

The sanctity of human life is worth more than anything money can buy.

I'm Albert Mohler.

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