Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Patrick Lee discusses stem cell research
Found this great video via Lisa Correnti:
Dr. Patrick Lee, who holds the John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Chair of Bioethics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, appeared on “The World Over” with Raymond Arroyo on April 24, 2009. They discussed the moral implications of the new federal guidelines from the National Institutes for Health that govern embryonic stem cell research.
This sounds like the same Dr. Patrick Lee I read in high school philosophy (an essay entitled, “Is Every Human Being A Person?”). Unfortunately, the video isn’t embeddable so you’ll have to go here to see it.
There is a group of physicians, patients and other interested people working together to get treatment with adult stem cells legalized in the U.S. as it should be. The organization was formed in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent position that the adult stem cells found in everyone’s body are drugs. A person’s cells (autologous) should be their own and NOT regulated by the FDA. That is one of the major reasons why most stem cell clinics are overseas. This stance is ridiculous and is costing millions of lives while sick Americans wait for the use of their own stem cells which would improve their quality of life. The FDA is not protecting us, but hurting us. Please ask your family and friends to sign up (“JOIN”), and get as many doctors to sign up as well. Please see The American Stem Cell Therapy Association (ASCTA) site and the associated Safe Stem Cells Now patient site. If enough people sign up and show a protest to this thing, the FDA will have to back down. They have no right to claim your own tissue is a “drug” to be regulated by them in the first place.
Patient Site: http://www.safestemcells.org
Physician Site: http://www.stemcelldocs.org