Embryonic Stem-cell Research

August 25, 2014

Cincinnati's 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' Supports John Paul II Institute

The archdiocese encouraged participants to donate to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, which promotes ethical research.

May 29, 2014

European Commission Rejects Pro-Life Citizens’ Initiative

The international coalition known as One of Us sought to ban funding of research that destroys human embryos.

January 8, 2013

Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Embryonic Stem-Cell Funding

On Jan. 7, the high court declined to hear an appeal in a case charging that public funding of embryo-destroying stem-cell research violates federal law.

October 16, 2012

A Triumph for Ethical Stem-Cell Research

The Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to Shinya Yamanaka, a pioneer in ethical stem-cell research, who said in 2007, ‘We can’t keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way.’

October 9, 2012

Nobel-Winning Stem-Cell Work Helps Curtail Embryonic Research

Japanese scientist discovered a technique to change mature cells Into stem cells.

May 22, 2012

Pontifical Academy for Life Examines Recent Mistakes

In an effort to promote constructive dialogue, there have been major missteps along the way.

January 10, 2012

Presidential Hopefuls: How Does Jon Huntsman Fit Into the GOP Field?

The former Utah governor says he is pro-life but he supports limited embryonic stem-cell research and same-sex civil unions.

October 29, 2011

Pro-Life Group Raises Concerns Over PepsiCo's Research Methods

Group writes letters regarding the company's possible use of aborted fetal cell lines for development of beverage flavor enhancers, and a shareholder filed a resolution asking the business to adopt a policy against such research.

December 7, 2010

Meet the Catholics in Congress

Here’s our snapshot of the spectrum of pro-life votes and views of Catholics on Capitol Hill, newly updated for the 112th Congress.