Commentary & Analysis

Commentary Archive

August 2010

June 2009

  • Embryonic Research Driven by Greed, not Science (Michael Fumento)
  • Decades Away: The Dirty Secret of Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Michael Fumento)

March 2009

May 2008

  • Embryonic Stem Cells 2.0 (Nature)

April 2008

March 2008

  • New, Moral Approach to Stem Cell Research (The Cowl)

February 2008

December 2007

  • In Yet Another Stem-Cell Miracle, Dems Have Dropped The Subject (Investors)

November 2007

October 2007

August 2007

  • Danforth used disingenuous language to advance  embryonic stem cell research agenda (STLtoday)

July 2007

June 2007

May 2007

April 2007

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

December 2006

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

  • Bank for cord blood needs more donors (San Antonio Express-News)
  • “Embryo-Safe” Experiment Just another Stem Cell Fraud (Townhall)
  • Adult cells are behind much of stem cell success so far (JSOnline)
  • Stem Cell Politics: Divide and Conquer (Human Events)

August 2006

  • Interview with UK Researcher: Dr. Peter Hollands (LifeSite)
    • Part 1 – Cord Blood Real Potential for Cures, Not Embryonic Stem Cells
    • Part 2 – Embryonic Stem Cells Have Never Been Used to Treat Anyone and no Plans Exist to do so
  • Slippery slope: Inflated science claims equal $$ (MSNBC)
  • Right under our noses (Courier-Mail)
  • Moral Equivalent of a Parkinson’s Patient? (Washington Times)
  • Infertile Minds: Behold The Voices Of “Science” (Post Chronicle)
  • Destroying life: An end in itself? (Tidings)

July 2006

June 2006

May 2006

April 2006

February 2006

January 2006

  • Adult Stem Cell “Failure” — A Closer Look James P. Kelly – (The Seoul Times)
  • Embryonic Stem Cells Help Patents, Not Patients Jean Swenson – (The Pioneer Press)

December 2005

November 2005

  • Catholic Support for Ethically Acceptable Stem Cell Research Richard Doerflinger – USCCB

October 2005

  • Raise a Glass to Adult Stem Cells Michael Fumento – TCS
  • Live Patients & Dead Mice: The little-known story of the stem cells that actually work. David A. Prentice  – Christianity Today

September 2005

    • Stem Cells of Hope, Not Hype, are Curing People Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.)   – The Hill
    • Stem-Cell Bill Rests on ‘False Hope’ Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) – The Hill

August 2005

  • On Embryonic Stem Cells, Frist Backs A Loser Michael Fumento – TCS

July 2005

  • Embryonic Stem Cell Fairy Tales Jean Swenson – MN Daily
  • Stem Cell Tales of Hope and Hype Jean Swenson –

June 2005

  • Why the Media Miss the Stem-Cell Story Michael Fumento – Citizen Magazine
  • Contrary to Popular Assumption Wesley Smith – tothesource

May 2005

  • Stem Cell Hysteria Nigel M. de S. Cameron – AlwaysOn
  • Stem the Tide of Unethical Embryonic Research Mary Beliveau – York Daily Record
  • Embryo Destruction Bill Advances the Culture of Death Matt Sande – Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
  • Raising the Stakes Steve Chapman – Chicago Tribune
  • Killing Embryos Not ProgressCardinal William H. Keeler – USA Today
  • Promise of Miracles a False OneMichael Cook – The Australian
  • Juvenile Diabetes Patients Need Real Hope, Not Hype and False PromisesEmbryonic stem cells are not the Path to cures. Rather, it is adult stem Cells that give real hope – DoNoHarm
  • USCCB Poll: Most Americans Oppose Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell ResearchA majority of Americans, 52 percent, oppose federal funding of embryonic stem cell research while just 36 percent support it, according to a new poll commissioned by the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – USCCB Press Release

April 2005

March 2005

  • Brownback, Kennedy Introduce Prenatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness ActSenator Sam Brownback –
  • Letter to the Maryland State Senate Eight members of the President’s Council on Bioethics have, as individuals, signed a letter to the Maryland Senate urging defeat of that state’s proposal to fund embryonic stem cell and cloning research. The letter was hand-delivered to all state senators’ offices on March 31, 2005. – Click here to read the letter
  • Stem-Cell BasicsNancy Frazier O’Brien – The Tidings
  • Diabetes Foundation Loses its WayMichael Fumento – Please Note: Mr. Fumneto is a regular contributor to the Scripps Howard News Service. Despite this fact, Scripps Howard has refused to run this column. The author says he has reason to believe this is because of opposition expressed by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Scripps Howard, urging them not to run this column. According to Mr. Fumento,” JDRF contacted Scripps Howard about this column without ever having seen it and before Scripps had even received it”
  • Deceptive Data Used For Stem-Cell ResearchDorothy Vining – News Times
  • Remember Then, NowChristine Rosen –National Review Online

February 2005

January 2005

  • Cord Blood a Child’s Insurance Policy Kristi O’Harran – Herald Net

December 2004

October 2004

September 2004

August 2004

July 2004

  • A “Quixotic Quest” by Jonathan Imbody – The Washington Times
  • Kerry’s Zealotry by Eric Cohen – The Daily Standard
  • Cynical and Cruel: Ron Reagan’s DNC Speech was Exploitation…of His Father and of Science by Michael Fumento – National Review Online
  • Letter to US Congress: Support Adult Stem Cells from 2164 Medical Professionals – CMDA
  • Snake Oil: Ron Reagan’s Dishonest Presentation by Robert P. George – National Review
  • The C-Word: Ron Reagan Seduces by Changing the Terms of the Stem Cell Debate by Wesley J. Smith – National Review
  • Ron’s Moment: Stem Cell Delusions by Ramesh Ponnuru – National Review
  • What Would Reagan Do? by Francis Beckwith – The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
  • Ron Reagan Wrong on Stem Cells by Steven Milloy – Fox News
  • Legislating Medicine: California’s Bizarre Cloning Proposition by Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Jennifer Lahl – San Francisco Chronicle

June 2004

May 2004

  • Inflated Promise, Distorted Facts by Eric Cohen – National Review Online
  • The Stem Cell Cover-Up by Michael Fumento – Insight
  • The Politics of Bioethics: Playing Defense is Not Enough by Eric Cohen and William Kristol –
    The Weekly Standard

April 2004

  • A Letter to Members of Congress in Response to a Letter Advocating Expanded ESC Research Funding by Richard M. Doerflinger, US Conference of Catholic Bishops – Do No Harm
  • Sweet Banquet of the Mind Turns Sour by Sydney Smith – Tech Central Statement

March 2004

  • Key Question for Research on Human Embryos Is Whether It Is Moral by Bryan Dowd And Chris Macosko – Star Tribune
  • Cloning: Between Hype and Hope by James Kelly – Manitou Magazine
  • Juvenile Diabetes Patients Need Real Hope, Not Hype from Do No Harm

February 2004

  • Debate Needs Dose of Reality, Morality by Cardinal William H. Keeler – The Baltimore Sun
  • Human Cloning in Korea: Does Medicine Have No Moral Limits? by Robert Mohler Jr. –
  • Researchers Look to Stem Cell Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplants to Find a Cure for Diabetes in American Society of Hematology

January 2004

November 2003

  • Address of John Paul II to the Members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (regarding embryonic stem cell research) from The Vatican

October 2003

August 2003

  • Has Experimenting on Human Life Lost Its Power to Disgust? by Matthew Cook – The Age

July 2003

May 2003

April 2003

March 2003

  • Practical Help: Adult Stem Cells Break Through by Wesley J. Smith – National Review Online
  • Refute the Lie, Don’t Clone It by James Kelly – Do No Harm
  • Reality Check: Proof of “Therapeutic” Cloning? by Gene Tarne – Do No Harm

February 2003

January 2003

  • Christopher Reeve and Bob Carr Dehumanise Disability by Erik Leipoldt, et.
  • Plastic Adult Stem Cells: Will They Graduate From the School of Hard Knocks? by Malcom R. Alison, et. al.Journal of Cell Science
  • Spare Embryos by Gilbert Meilaender – Weekly Standard

October 2002

  • Christopher Reeve Misinformed about Cloning, Embryonic Stem Cell Research? by James Kelly – The Washington Times

September 2002

April 2002

  • Adult Stem Cell Research Holds More Scientific Promise for Cures by Jim Kelly – Detroit News
  • A Response to Senator Connie Mack on Human Cloning by Jim Kelly – Do No Harm
  • Spinning Stem Cells by Wesley Smith – National Review Online

March 2002

January 2002

November 2001

August 2001

July 2001

  • Only Human by Andrew Sullivan – New Republic
  • The Stubborn Facts of Science by Patrick Lee and Robert P. George – National Review Online
  • A New Modest Proposal by Gene Edward Veith – World
  • Old MacDonald Had an Embryo Pharm: E, I, E, I, Oh? C. Ben Mitchell – The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
  • Cells, Fetuses, and Logic by Ramesh Ponnuru – National Review
  • Short on Facts by Michael Fumento – National Review Online
  • Blowing Smoke in Stem Cell Research by Wesley J. Smith – National Review Online
  • Politics Trumps Science by Wesley J. Smith – National Review Online
  • Letter to Ruth Kirschstein, Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health by Gene Tarne – Do No Harm
  • The Dilemma of Embryonic Stem Cell Research by Tom P. Dooley, PhD, President, Biotechnology Association of Alabama –
    Note: Dr. Dooley has resigned as President of the Biotechnology Association of Alabama over its support of embryonic stem cell research and cloning.

June 2001

May 2001

  • Adult Stem Cell Advances Continue to Challenge “Need” for Destructive Embryonic Research by Do No Harm

February 2001

January 2001

November 2000

August 2000

April 2000

  • Washington Post Report Blurs Debate on Stem Cell Research by Do No Harm

October 1999

  • Should Federal Funds Be Used in Research on Discarded Embryos? by Myron Genel, MD and Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD – Physicians Weekly