It may provide a cure for cancer, brain tumors, diabetes, Cushing’s syndrome, infertility, hypertension, endometriosis, ulcers and even AIDS.
These bold claims were made in the late 1980s and early 1990s, not on behalf of embryonic stem cell research, but for the abortion pill RU-486 or Mifepristone. The left – more specifically the abortion/feminist lobby – boldly asserted that this deadly drug could be the cure for everything from ingrown toenails to aging, all for the purpose of getting our government to lift the import ban on the chemical abortion pill.
Funny thing, after the Clinton FDA approved RU-486 for abortions, we stopped hearing about the “possible” beneficial uses of the drug. For the record: Mifepristone has not completed clinical trials for any of these other uses. Continue reading “The Hidden Agenda behind the Stem Cell Debate”