My friend Denny Hartford, director of Vital Signs Ministries, brought this video to my attention on his blog. Denny writes, "Wouldn't it be nice if we could get a clear, concise and persuasive presentation of adult stem cells as being the only valid hope for Parkinson's, diabetes, and other diseases on a popular national TV program like Oprah?"
Well, it happened. Dr. Mehmet Oz, health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, appeared on the show earlier this month and during a segment with Oprah and actor Michael J. Fox announced that due to advances in adult stem cell technology, the debate over embryonic stem cells “is dead.”
Click here to watch the video.
For those who would like to read more about the moral objections to embryonic stem cell research, Scott Klusendorf, director of bioethics for Stand to Reason, has written a great article that's available on the EPM site.
While I'm on the prolife subject, those in the Pacific Northwest might be interested in attending the Hands for Life Workshop. This prolife workshop, which offers training in practical ways to help the unborn and their mothers, features special guests Denny and Claire Hartford of Vital Signs Ministries. Admission is free. It will be held May 8 and 9, 2009 at Crossroads Church in Portland, Oregon.