Humanity’s greatest crisis, medicine’s greatest challenge, society’s greatest risk – our future is under attack in three critical areas with interlocking themes of risks to freedom of speech, belief and conscience, the manipulation of life and death, and the re-shaping of Australian society by minority group pressure.
(I like disingenuity but it’s not a word).
Disingenuous adj. insincere.
Based on the now well-known quote by Senator Kay Patterson in 2002
“I believe it is disingenuous to suggest that approving this research (on spare embryos) will open the door to further killing of living human beings.”
With her added moral statement eliminating, it would seem to the [...]
For these two icebreakers it is suggested that answers be written down, quickly collected and numbers displayed. Short discussion may be allowed depending on time available before going on to Bible Study questions.
1. When do you think human life begins?
a. at conception i.e. fertilisation of a human egg by a human sperm (with in-vitro fertilisation [...]
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are those that have not yet developed or differentiated into cells of specific tissues in organs e.g. liver cells or muscle cells or nerve cells. Stem cells exist in all human tissues and have the potential to differentiate into many different types of tissue cells. There is a ready source [...]
“The process of embryo selection inevitably results in destruction of unsuitable embryos” said Dr Lachlan Dunjey, Senate candidate for the Christian Democratic Party, and he added “The ‘designer’ child cannot escape the fact that the suitability of their genetic make-up alone has determined their right not to be destroyed.”
Embryonic Stem Cell Research – a Statement by Christian Leaders to Members of Parliament in Western Australia for their Consideration.
(August 2003 to Members of Parliament in Western Australia.)
We believe that the decisions we as a society make now regarding protection of embryonic human life will significantly shape our future. We therefore make the following statement:
(May 2002 to Federal Members of Parliament)
We believe that the decisions we as a society make now regarding the ethical issues around cloning and embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) will significantly shape our future. We therefore make the following statement:
We believe that life begins when a cell has the ability to replicate and differentiate into [...]