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Il più vecchio: "Sono morto in attesa che la ricerca sulle staminali embrionali trovasse una cura per la mia malattia. E tu?" Più giovane: "Io ero l'embrione"

Uccidere un embrione, anche con le migliori intenzioni, anche per servire una causa nobile come la cura di malattie tuttora intrattabili, equivale (…) a un omicidio. Ed è qui che nasce l`ostilità alle leggi che, permettendo la libera ricerca per la produzione di cellule staminali embrionali, di fatto legalizzerebbero una forma di omicidio.

Style 28 Novembre 2008

STAMINALI? LA BATTAGLIA E` PER LE EMBRIONALI di Pierluigi Battista
C`è una differenza che non riesce a farsi riconoscere in tutta la stampa italiana. Una distinzione fondamentale ma che, incomprensibilmente, viene considerata marginale, irrilevante, secondaria. Spesso si legge nei titoli dei giornali, dei telegiornali, nei siti di informazione, nelle agenzie di stampa, dappertutto: «scontro sulle staminali»; «limitazioni alla ricerca sulle staminali»; «le staminali dividono laici e cattolici» e così via. Ma non è vero, sulle «staminali» non c`è nessuno scontro, (altro…)

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Il governo britannico ha acconsentito a che i ministri di area cattolica contrari alla legge sugli embrioni chimera possano votare secondo coscienza sugli aspetti più controversi.  

Il Cardinale Primate di Scozia ha definito la legge degna di Frankenstein. 

Qui di seguito un po’ di documentazione, solo in inglese. 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article3606349.ece

Catholic ministers to be given embryo ‘opt-out’

Gordon Brown is to allow three Catholic members of his Cabinet to vote with their “conscience” on the Government’s controversial legislation on embryo research, in a highly unusual attempt to dampen down a spiralling political row.

Alan Johnson, the Health Secretary, claimed that the Government would seek “accommodation” with all Catholic Labour MPs over the bill – including Cabinet members Ruth Kelly, Des Browne and Paul Murphy – which allows the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos for medical research.

His statement came as the Government appeared to be employing a twin approach to calm the row, with an attempt to pacify Catholic MPs within the Labour Party on the one hand, and a growing Ministerial effort to make senior figures within the scientific community come out in support of the Government on the other.

But government efforts to cool the row appeared to be having little impact today, with Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, the most senior Roman Catholic clergy in Britain, raising the temperature further by echoing growing calls for MPs to be given a free vote on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

….The row showed no sign of calming, however, with Cardinal O’Connor becoming the most senior Catholic clergyman to call publicly for Labour MPs to be granted a free vote when the bill is debated in May.

“I think Catholics in politics have got to act according to their Catholic convictions, so have other Christians, so have other politicians,” he told Sky News.

“Certainly, there are some aspects of this bill on which I believe there ought to be a free vote, because Catholics and others will want to vote according to their conscience. I don’t think it should be subject to the party whip.”

The leader of Catholics in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, echoed his sentiments by using his Easter Sunday sermon at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh to brand the bill “monstrous attack on human rights, human dignity and human life” which will allow experiments of “Frankenstein proportion”.

…..Former Cabinet minister Stephen Byers last night warned that the Government risked a backlash from voters if it did not offer a free vote.

“On matters like this I want to reach my own decision and not be instructed how to vote,” said Mr Byers. “The public will look on in disbelief if a matter as sensitive as the creation of human-animal embryos is made a matter of party policy with the Government instructing its MPs how to vote.”

Some Labour backbenchers have voiced frustration at Mr Brown’s failure to close down the issue more swiftly. Thurrock MP Andrew Mackinlay said it was “inevitable” that a free vote would eventually have to be conceded and warned that “irreversible collateral damage” to Labour’s reputation was being caused by the delay.

…Mr Johnson left no doubt that ministers were determined to get the bill onto the statute book: “This is a flagship part of the Queen’s Speech, it is a Government bill and we want to see it go forward into legislation.”

Cardinal: stop this ‘Frankenstein’ evil

http://timescolumns.typepad.com/gledhill/2008/03/cardinal-stop-t.html

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