Right to Recover Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America
The War <ul><li>Religious control  </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not about des...
The war is over cells in a lab dish
The Victims  <ul><li>American economy </li></ul><ul><li>US reputation in world </li></ul>
This is who it affects most
Those advocating for public funding for blastocystic research
Why do people oppose blastocystic stem cell research? <ul><li>They are ignorant about the science/biology behind the resea...
Those who oppose the research <ul><li>The debate is fueled by a small but verbal minority of conservative religious lobbyi...
A Biblical Perspective <ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Reverend Dan Bloodworth </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate of Rhema Bible Coll...
A blastocyst has undifferentiated cells that could become any cell in the body.
The Science
Three Types of Stem Cells <ul><li>Totipotent cells, which can develop into any type of cell in the body.  </li></ul><ul><l...
Features of a Blastocyst <ul><li>A cluster with 16 to 32 cells </li></ul><ul><li>Has an inner core and outer wall </li></u...
Two Types of Cells in a Blastocyst <ul><li>Inner cluster of pluripotent cells that can become any type of cell in the body...
Blastocyst vs. Embryo <ul><li>A blastocyst can exist in a lab dish or inside a woman’s body. </li></ul><ul><li>An embryo i...
Fertilization, Implantation & Conception <ul><li>Fertilization is the uniting of an egg and a sperm (in a lab or naturally...
What is an Adult Stem Cell? <ul><li>This term refers to multipotent stem cells found in amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blo...
Debating Moral Controversy <ul><li>It’s not about babies; Babies grow inside mothers, not in lab dishes!  </li></ul><ul><l...
Leftover Blastocysts <ul><li>Introduce all cells (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Surrogacy (Snowflake Children) </li></ul><ul><l...
Are Blastocysts Equal to Humans? <ul><li>Scenario 1 - lab/daycare </li></ul><ul><li>Scenario 2 – memorial/trash can </li><...
Why Federal Funding? <ul><li>30 year progress with Adult stem cells has produced treatment for 9 diseases </li></ul><ul><l...
 
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Know the difference between fertilization and conception; Understand why a fish-like embryo cannot exist in a Petri dish; Explore why a fertilized egg is not necessarily an embryo; See why scientists need to explore all the possibilities of stem cells without limiting federal funding to exclude blastocysts.

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    1. 2. Right to Recover Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America
    2. 3. The War <ul><li>Religious control </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not about destroying embryos </li></ul>
    3. 4. The war is over cells in a lab dish
    4. 5. The Victims <ul><li>American economy </li></ul><ul><li>US reputation in world </li></ul>
    5. 6. This is who it affects most
    6. 7. Those advocating for public funding for blastocystic research
    7. 8. Why do people oppose blastocystic stem cell research? <ul><li>They are ignorant about the science/biology behind the research </li></ul><ul><li>Religious and political leaders have swayed people to believe that an embryo is being destroyed </li></ul>
    8. 9. Those who oppose the research <ul><li>The debate is fueled by a small but verbal minority of conservative religious lobbying organizations: </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned Women for America </li></ul><ul><li>Coral Ridge Ministries (D. James Kennedy) </li></ul><ul><li>Family Research Council (J. Dobson, David Prentice) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the Family (James Dobson) </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Freedom Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Baptist Convention </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops </li></ul><ul><li>Phyllis Schlafly groups—led opposition to ERA) </li></ul><ul><li>National Right to Life Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Senator Sam Borwnback </li></ul><ul><li>Susan B. Anthony List </li></ul>
    9. 10. A Biblical Perspective <ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Reverend Dan Bloodworth </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate of Rhema Bible College </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelist to all denominations </li></ul><ul><li>Blastocystic Stem Cell Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>18 years of research on stem cells </li></ul><ul><li>Available to speak to your group </li></ul>
    10. 11. A blastocyst has undifferentiated cells that could become any cell in the body.
    11. 12. The Science
    12. 13. Three Types of Stem Cells <ul><li>Totipotent cells, which can develop into any type of cell in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Pluripotent cells, which are undergoing a process of differentiation that changes them into multipotent cells) </li></ul><ul><li>Multipotent cells, which give rise to cells that have a particular function. These “adult” stem cells are only able to reproduce more cells of like kind. </li></ul>
    13. 14. Features of a Blastocyst <ul><li>A cluster with 16 to 32 cells </li></ul><ul><li>Has an inner core and outer wall </li></ul><ul><li>Contains undifferentiated (totipotent) cells </li></ul><ul><li>No nerves or sensory system </li></ul><ul><li>No blood is present </li></ul><ul><li>No organs are forming </li></ul><ul><li>It can only produce more undifferentiated cells in the lab </li></ul><ul><li>It is not an embryo until it implants in the uterus </li></ul>
    14. 15. Two Types of Cells in a Blastocyst <ul><li>Inner cluster of pluripotent cells that can become any type of cell in the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Outer cells can only become a placenta. </li></ul><ul><li>By this point, the outer cells have differentiated and are not the ones scientists wish to study. </li></ul>
    15. 16. Blastocyst vs. Embryo <ul><li>A blastocyst can exist in a lab dish or inside a woman’s body. </li></ul><ul><li>An embryo is a fertilized egg that has implanted in the womb and is receiving nourishment and signals for further development. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Fertilization, Implantation & Conception <ul><li>Fertilization is the uniting of an egg and a sperm (in a lab or naturally) </li></ul><ul><li>Implantation occurs inside a woman when the blastocyst embeds into the lining of the uterus (cannot occur in lab) </li></ul><ul><li>Conception/Pregnancy is confirmed when implantation occurs and mother’s blood tests reveal significant levels of hCG (cannot occur in a lab) </li></ul>
    17. 18. What is an Adult Stem Cell? <ul><li>This term refers to multipotent stem cells found in amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood, children and adults. </li></ul><ul><li>If a stem cell has moved past the totipotent or pluripotent stages, it is considered an adult stem cell. </li></ul>
    18. 19. Debating Moral Controversy <ul><li>It’s not about babies; Babies grow inside mothers, not in lab dishes! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not about embryos; it’s about cells that could save lives. </li></ul><ul><li>The question is not “When does life begin?” The issue is whether to toss the leftover cells, flush them, or allow them to be used for research. </li></ul>
    19. 20. Leftover Blastocysts <ul><li>Introduce all cells (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Surrogacy (Snowflake Children) </li></ul><ul><li>Discard </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
    20. 21. Are Blastocysts Equal to Humans? <ul><li>Scenario 1 - lab/daycare </li></ul><ul><li>Scenario 2 – memorial/trash can </li></ul><ul><li>Federal funds may be used on a few stem cell lines from leftover in vitro processes. So, how can this be the moral issue our politicians pretend it to be? </li></ul>
    21. 22. Why Federal Funding? <ul><li>30 year progress with Adult stem cells has produced treatment for 9 diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Bush approved certain stem cell lines created prior to 2001 </li></ul>
    22. 24. Published by Nightengale Press www.nightengalepress.com

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