PLEASE HELP summarize this?
Topic: Embryo stem cell research articles
May 19, 2019 / By Charissa Question:
does anyone know how to summarize this article?
like what the dispute is over?
Vatican reasserts stem cell stand
July 25, 2001 Posted: 8:03 PM EDT (0003 GMT)
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has stressed that it considers all research using stem cells from human embryos morally unacceptable.
The announcement was aimed to quash any doubts about the stance Pope John Paul II laid out to U.S. President George W. Bush at a meeting on Monday.
At the meeting, the pope urged Bush, who is weighing federal funding for work with stem cells, to reject research on human embryos.
Some observers and commentators later interpreted the pontiff's remarks as possibly exempting embryos created in fertility clinics and left over after a woman becomes pregnant.
In response, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls issued a statement on Wednesday saying the pope's condemnation applied to all research using stem cells from human embryos.
The statement quoted from a 1995 papal encyclical that said: "This moral condemnation also regards procedures that exploit living human embryos and fetuses -- sometimes 'produced' for this purpose by in vitro fertilization -- either to be used as 'biological material' or as providers or organs or tissue for transplants in the treatment of certain diseases.
"The killing of innocent human creatures, even if carried out to help others, constitutes an absolutely unacceptable act."
Embryonic stem cells are the basic building blocks for body tissue.
To extract these cells for research requires killing the embryo -- an action consistently rejected by the Roman Catholic church and other abortion opponents as the taking of human life.
Vatican Radio said the pope's appeal to Bush has set off a debate regarding John Paul's capacity to influence American public opinion.
Observers say that in stem cell research, Bush faces one of the toughest issues of his young presidency.
Allowing federal funding could alienate some of America's 44 million Catholics, who make up an important political bloc. If Bush cuts or restricts the funding, he risks being accused of bowing to the pope and other religious and conservative leaders.
Bush said after meeting with the pontiff that he would take John Paul's views "into consideration."
Scientists believe research using stem cells might unlock cures for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes, as well as spinal cord injuries. The pope himself suffers from symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
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Antonette | 8 days ago
It's a discussion of the US position on stem cell research and how the Catholic Church might influence opinion in the US.
An encyclical is an official position of the Catholic Church that all Catholics are expected to uphold. This one says that stem cell research that uses cells from embryos is condemned by the Church. Some people feel this kind of research may be helpful in curing some diseases. The article discusses how a statement from the Pope, the leader of the Catholic Church, might influence the 44 million American Catholics. As there are so many US Catholics, President Bush might want to consider this in any statement he makes about stem cell research.
This article is from 2001, and is outdated, The Church's position has not changed, but President Obama has a different view of stem cell research than President Bush.
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miss...that's a really long list. Just go to a supermarket and hand the list over to one of the helpers they'll get them for you. You can check whether they're all there when you're ready to check out.
The Vatican is condemning the use of embryos (human "eggs") for scientific research, which could have many beneficial results, because the embryos are destroyed in the proses. Basically its the same debate as in abortion before the 3 month - is it murder or not. There's 44 million Catholics in the US so if Bush supports the research it will alienate some of them. That is basically it.
How old is this article by the way?
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This seems to be typical journalistic waffle, just to fill column inches.
Broadly what it is about is the announcement by the Pope of the Vatican's stance on using stem cells in research.
1) Make the statement
2) Explain briefly why the statement is being made (ie to clarify what has previously been said).
3) The broad postion of the opposition (ie Bush)
4) Conclusion (eg "Bush faces one of the toughest issues of his young presidency".
Some other things such as "The pope himself suffers from symptoms of Parkinson's disease" are irrelevant to the main point
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Originally Answered: How would you summarize this?
Interesting that they would ask school children (I'm assuming) write about something they would presumably have no direct experience with and which hopefully they didn't even experience second hand (drunk parents maybe).
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