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The Catholic Church andStem Cell Research<br />Hunter Lee<br />Catholic Social Justice<br />Mrs. Beth Andrade<br />Novembe...
An Adult Stem Cell<br />
An Embryonic Stem Cell<br />
What is a Stem Cell?<br />A stem cell is an unspecialized cell.<br />That has the potential to become one of the many spec...
What is an Embryonic Stem Cell?<br />An embryonic stem cell has the potential to become any kind of body cell.<br />An emb...
What is an Adult Stem Cell?<br />These stem cells can be extracted from adult tissue, a child’s umbilical cord, and blood....
What is Morally Wrong with Stem Cell Research?<br />The Catholic Church is not against Stem Cell Research as a whole.<br /...
How are Adult Stem Cells Harvested?<br />Adult Stem Cells are harvested from different parts of a human body. <br />These ...
How are Embryonic Stem Cells Harvested?<br />The only way to collect embryonic cells is by destroying the embryos as they ...
Catholic Church’s Answer.<br />The Catholic Church and Pro-Life Activists have a popular saying…“FROM WHOM TO TOMB.”<br />...
The Gospel of Life<br />Encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in 1995. <br />Discussed the Catholic Church’s position on...
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching<br />Respect of Human Life.<br />Every stage of human life is precious and worthy o...
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching<br />Whether human life exist in a fully developed adult, or a premature fetus we m...
Injustices in Society.<br />Where does the money for stem cell research come from?<br />Does every person have to give mon...
Injustices in Society.<br />YOU!!!<br />United States citizens whether they want to or not are paying for Stem Cell Resear...
What Can Be Done?<br />We as Christians cannot learn to acceptwhat is being done. <br />“Where there is a Will, There is a...
Write a letter or email Hawaii’s State Representatives and speak out. <br />Teenagers spend hours online on Social Network...
Bibliography<br />Pennock, Michael. Catholic Social Teaching. Notre Dame, Ave Maria Press, 2007.<br />McCloskey, Patrick O...
SLOGAN.<br />Hospital and Pregnancy Bill: $4,000<br />Stem Cell Research Bill: $ 1 Million<br />Saving An Innocent Life: P...
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  1. 1. The Catholic Church andStem Cell Research<br />Hunter Lee<br />Catholic Social Justice<br />Mrs. Beth Andrade<br />November 5, 2009<br />
  2. 2. An Adult Stem Cell<br />
  3. 3. An Embryonic Stem Cell<br />
  4. 4. What is a Stem Cell?<br />A stem cell is an unspecialized cell.<br />That has the potential to become one of the many specialized types of cells-a cell like itself or a more specialized cell .<br />
  5. 5. What is an Embryonic Stem Cell?<br />An embryonic stem cell has the potential to become any kind of body cell.<br />An embryonic stem cell could become a white blood cell, red blood cell, protein cell, brain cell, etc. <br />The possibilities are endless!<br />
  6. 6. What is an Adult Stem Cell?<br />These stem cells can be extracted from adult tissue, a child’s umbilical cord, and blood.<br />Adult stem cells can produce thousands of stem cells.<br />However, adult stem cells can only be a certain type of cell.<br />Example. A red blood cell can only be a red blood cell.<br />Adult stem cells are not as diverse as embryonic stem cells.<br />
  7. 7. What is Morally Wrong with Stem Cell Research?<br />The Catholic Church is not against Stem Cell Research as a whole.<br />The Catholic Church believes that harvesting adult stem cells is an excellent use of technology. <br />However, the Church is against harvesting embryonic stem cells.<br />
  8. 8. How are Adult Stem Cells Harvested?<br />Adult Stem Cells are harvested from different parts of a human body. <br />These stem cells come from skin cells, blood cells, or an umbilical chord. <br />These types of cells do not require destroying the carrier. <br />
  9. 9. How are Embryonic Stem Cells Harvested?<br />The only way to collect embryonic cells is by destroying the embryos as they collect its cells.<br />The process destroys the human embryo donor. Therefore killing an innocent life.<br />
  10. 10. Catholic Church’s Answer.<br />The Catholic Church and Pro-Life Activists have a popular saying…“FROM WHOM TO TOMB.”<br />The Catholic Church believes in protecting all human beings whether they are a fetus in the womb or 100 years old. <br />
  11. 11. The Gospel of Life<br />Encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in 1995. <br />Discussed the Catholic Church’s position on the Right to Human Life. <br />Urged the world to speak out against embryonic stem cell research, along with abortion.<br />Both are against the Church’s beliefs on human life. <br />
  12. 12. Principles of Catholic Social Teaching<br />Respect of Human Life.<br />Every stage of human life is precious and worthy of our respect and dignity. <br />Principle of the Preferential Option; Love for the Poor and Vulnerable. <br />The Poor and Vulnerable are our brothers and sisters. <br />They deserve respect, the protection of their rights, and justice. <br />
  13. 13. Principles of Catholic Social Teaching<br />Whether human life exist in a fully developed adult, or a premature fetus we must protect and care for that person. <br />We as Christians must see God in every living person and understand that destroying human life is destroying God. <br />Whether human life exist in a fully developed adult, or a premature fetus we must protect and care for that person. <br />We as Christians must see God in every living person and understand that destroying human life is destroying God. <br />
  14. 14. Injustices in Society.<br />Where does the money for stem cell research come from?<br />Does every person have to give money to support murdering innocent children?<br />THE ANSWER IS…<br />
  15. 15. Injustices in Society.<br />YOU!!!<br />United States citizens whether they want to or not are paying for Stem Cell Research.<br />Through taxes, both Pro-Life and Pro-Choice citizens pay for Stem Cell Research. <br />Along with grants given by the Government.<br />
  16. 16. What Can Be Done?<br />We as Christians cannot learn to acceptwhat is being done. <br />“Where there is a Will, There is a Way.”<br />The easiest way to speak out about this issue.<br />Write a letter or an email to your state representative. <br />Express your feelings on the issue, and explain what needs to be done. <br />Speak up and address the injustice occurring in the United States!<br />What can We Do???<br />
  17. 17. Write a letter or email Hawaii’s State Representatives and speak out. <br />Teenagers spend hours online on Social Networking cites or on different websites. <br />Writing an email can take ten to fifteen minutes and can send a powerful statement.<br />Remember our blessings God has given us. <br />
  18. 18. Bibliography<br />Pennock, Michael. Catholic Social Teaching. Notre Dame, Ave Maria Press, 2007.<br />McCloskey, Patrick O.F.M. Is Stem-Cell Research Moral?<br />http://www.americancatholic.org/NEWS/StemCell/ask_stemcell.asp<br />http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prenatal<br />http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/27/us/27stem.html<br />
  19. 19. SLOGAN.<br />Hospital and Pregnancy Bill: $4,000<br />Stem Cell Research Bill: $ 1 Million<br />Saving An Innocent Life: Priceless<br />
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