DETROIT, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit's archbishop, Cardinal Adam
Maida, comments on the embryonic stem cell research question:
"As a religious leader, I believe that God is the author and architect of
human life and no one else. As an American, I trust that my 'inalienable,' or
inherent, rights to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,' and those of
our future generations, should never be co-opted by government-funded
scientists in the name of research.
"Indeed, society must be very careful when it puts its hand on the switch
of life. By design or default, we could easily begin a dangerous journey down
the 'slippery slope.' Embryonic stem cell research points down that path.
And, by appropriating taxpayers' money for such experiments with human life,
our elected officials would make all of us unwitting partners along the way."
Cardinal Adam Maida
Issued: Thursday, 19th July, 2001
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SOURCE Archdiocese of Detroit