Amid all the hype about embryonic stem cells, cord blood (which is rich in stem cells but does not carry the ethical baggage that attends the destruction of developing human life) has been relatively unnoticed. That may be about to change. The “Cord Blood Stem Cell Act,” sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, may soon come to the House floor. According to the Family Research Council, the bill would provide federal funding to increase the national inventory of cord blood stem cells and enable physicians to have access to a centralized network to obtain these cells. The law would also spread the word about the need to preserve cord blood stem cells. What’s not to like?
Posted on May 20, 2005 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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