In fact, Mr. Siegal, without the objection to cloning and embryonic stem cell research, iPS cells researchers might have taken a little longer to develop therapy that holds promise for regeneration and healing in the body, without transplants, intermediate cells and without costing the life of another human being.
Bernie Siegal, that lawyer who sued the Raelians for custody of their supposed cloned children and who lauded Hu Wu Suk for his own cloned children, is hosting one of his “World Stem Cell Summits” in Madison, Wisconsin next week. He is joined by Robin Alta Charo in promoting the Summit and reminding all of us that the push is not over for more clone-and-kill embryos and federal tax funded research depending on embryo creation and destruction. No matter how successful induced Pleuripotent Stem (iPS) cells are turning out to be.
Siegal founded the Genetics Policy Institute, with the help of the National Heritage Foundation Inc:
The GPI is funded by individuals, foundations, academic institutions and scientific societies, including the American Society For Cell Biology, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Huffington Foundation, according to Siegel.
R. Alta Charo (for some reason, she drops the “Robin”), a lawyer/bioethicist ( “for Hire”)will deliver a keynote address at the Summit. She lobbies against physicians with consciences and in favor of abortion, cloning and embryo stem cell research. She’s especially fond of the latter two, because (as she says in this audio copy of her lecture at the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities convention in 2006) she believes they will support her Progressive politics and belief that the research will support her personal belief that there is no Creator, so humans aren’t so special, after all.
For a brief review of the history of “ethics for sale,” look at this setof my posts.)