In this article, talking about the passed Embryonic Stem Cell Bill: "a lot of hope for a lot of people", "utilize all the science we can... to stop suffering", if Bush vetoes this Bill, many patients will suffer.....\nPlease, everyone-- let's get back to the real FACTS in this Stem Cell Research debate.\n If you have a live human embryo:\n1.) It is a human being, not something else.\n2.) It is alive.\n3.) To sum it up, AN EMBRYO IS A LIVING HUMAN BEING!\n4.) It is wrong, immoral, a sin, to deliberately terminate the life of an innocent human being.\n5.) Therefore, Embryonic Stem Cell research as it is now is wrong and unacceptable, and should not receive any money--especially tax money.\n\nIt is heartening and refreshing that President Bush has today vetoed the ill-advised, dangerous Bill attempting to advance ESC research. \n\nThese are NOT embryos "with potential to become human beings" as one TV news reporter wrongly said around July 18. \nThey ARE unique human beings from the minute a new life starts from fertilization--in a womb or anywhere. That's plain and simple the way human reproduction works!\nNormally, everyone knows that fact by high school age or younger. However, facts are often lost in the shuffle of Liberal politicized rhetoric; it's sometimes "Don't confuse me with the facts".\n\n>>> For those who posit that these are not human beings yet: there are a lot of lies, brainwashing, and misinformation spreading around.\nCan any of the Liberal Democrats or others step forward and say with a straight face that these embryos are anything other than Human Beings??? If so, What are they? Can anyone say that they are not living; not fully alive??? The clear answer is NO.\nThere is no "transition stage" or gray area where the organism is not quite human yet or whatever.\n\n>>> For those who bring out the sob stories (for which we all are sorry and hopeful for improvement) to try to convince govt. to kill other humans so ESC can cure many diseases and save + help a lot of ppl: \nThere is ongoing discussion about the comparative merit, usefulness, efficacy of ASC and ESC. However, Let's look at the unavoidable track record--\nADULT Stem Cell research/treatment has so far brought healing or improving to at least 71 humans, including one paralyzed woman made able to walk again. (Citizens, doctors, politicians, media, foundations/orgs, and others-- are you listening?)\nEMBRYONIC Stem Cell research/treatment has not resulted in ANY cures or improvements in humans.\nIn fact, I understand in ESC research on animals and cells, the results have been cancerous growth and other negative things. To reiterate-- there have been no positive results in humans over the years from this immoral, disgusting research.\n[Source: Christian Medical Association and others.]\n\n>>> For those who say these leftover embryos are just going to be wasted, we might as well use them:\nSay we find 20 abandoned children living on the streets who very likely will die (this is used here just for illustration purposes). \nAre those that advocate embryo killing going to say someone should kill these kids because going to die anyway and harvest their stem cells, organs, eyes, tissue, hair, to help other people????\n(These embryos should not be over-produced to cause so much excess in the first place; and more "Snowflake Adoptions" should happen for existing little microscopic people.)\n \n>>> For those of the public who say the govt. should put more money toward this immoral research: Some "scientists", politicians, and others are hyping and promoting the potential for ESC far beyond honesty and reality (with huge help from Hollywood, Liberal media, and others). A primary motive for some is to get huge amounts of $$$ to keep research programs alive. I think there have been deliberate falsifying or distorting research results for the purpose of hyping the alleged potential.\n~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\n\nSignificantly more attention, money, and effort should go toward Adult Stem Cell research ( "non-lethal"); and not a penny more should go to Embryonic S.C. research unless find a non-killing way to do it.\n\nPlease get down to the "nitty-gritty" and realize an embryo is a God-given human life to be protected. We all (except Adam and Eve) were once embryos and fetuses; and we each had our own human personhood and unique personal identity from that first moment, in spite of any statements to the contrary. \nA human embryo is not someone to be put to death and exploited, no matter how good the intentions.