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“Clarifying Fetal Tissue Policy Contradictions”

NCER Comments:

NCER condemns the use of human fetal tissue from abortions in medical research as unethical for the following reasons:
1) Human embryos and fetuses are human beings in their earliest stages of development.
2) Every human being has a right to life and abortion constitutes the deliberate destruction of a prenatal human being.
3) Fetal tissue research from induced abortions treats the unborn child as an object valued only for its parts.

Update: Here’s what is known about Trump’s COVID-19 treatment

NCER Comments:

Remdesivir is an antiviral drug developed and produced using ethical means. However, results have been weak in preventing both hospitalizations and death. Additionally, itʼs cost is exorbitant at $1,000 per treatment.

What about the highly anticipated therapy known as Remdesivir? Is it an ethical and effective option in beating COVID-19?  An excerpt from a recently published article follows.








By Jon Cohen

Antibody treatment Trump touts relied on testing with cells derived from fetal tissue

NCER Comments:

Both ongoing studies and limited clinical use show promising results for REGN-CoV2 therapy. No aborted fetal tissue was used in the creation of Regeneronʼs COVID-19 and no fetal tissue is contained in the therapy. Two sources of antibodies were used: human and mice. The company has filed for “expanded access” from the FDA, and an Executive Order will allow use of the therapeutic without cost to the patient. However, aborted fetal cells were …

Update from 09/21/20 on COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatment in Development

NCER wants to keep you up to date on the ethical options in development for COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccinations as well as all immunizations. This year, for the first time, all seasonal flu vaccines are made from ethical substrates, and not from aborted human fetal tissue. COVID-19 treatments are being developed from a myriad of substrates, ethical and unethical. We’ve provided a full list through the following two links to the Children of God© …

In It’s First Tough Test, CRISPR Base Editing Slashes Cholesterol Levels in Monkeys

NCER Comments:

The vast majority of adults are taking a daily Statin to manage their “bad” LDL and Triglyceride Cholesterol count, and many experience muscle pain as well as other adverse side effects. Using CRISPR gene editing, two companies, Verve and Beam Therapeutics, are intensely working on an ethical solution to high cholesterol which causes cardiovascular disease. Read the following to see the results.


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Diabetes Reversed in Mice with Genetically Edited Stem Cells Derived from Patients

NCER Comments:

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) affects more than 100 million adults in the US; that’s just under 10% of the population. Diabetes is associated with a 2x increase of death due to cardiovascular disease; and on average, patients with diabetes lose 6 years of their lifespan compared to those who do not. Additionally, DM is the leading cause of kidney failure, retinopathy and neuropathic pain. Can CRISPR-cas 9 be utilized to ethically cure …

NIH approves 70 new human embryonic stem cell lines for use in federally funded research

NCER Comments:

New human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines created in an Israeli medical center have just been approved by the acting NIH director, Francis Collins for use in federally funded research in the Unites States. While federal funding for the creation of new embryonic cell lines is banned, private funding is still legal, and use of these 70 new stem cell lines in research is not prohibited.

NCER does not support research in, and …

Scientists Edited Human Embryos in the Lab, and It Was a Disaster

NCER Comments:

The Francis Crick Institute used the tool CRISPR to edit genes in human embryos, leading to disastrous results. Over 50% of the edited embryos had countless unintended edits to their genomes which would lead to birth defects and disease, precisely what this research is attempting to prevent. This is not news, as these uncontrollable “mosaic” results have been seen in previous studies. Human DNA is extremely complicated, and the CRISPR tool is a …

The Appalling Price of Unborn Babies’ Body Parts

NCER Comments:

Between 2012 and 2018, the FDA paid just under $100,000 for “fresh and never frozen” aborted fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood to be used in research. Currently, federal law still allows for the sale (without profit) of aborted fetal parts. The term “fresh” refers to the fact that when possible, aborted fetuses are dissected while still alive to obtain their organs and tissue. This tissue was then used by the FDA to create …