Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells
Texas Alliance for Life SUPPORTS adult stem cell research and treatments and OPPOSES embryonic stem cell research. There are no proven embryonic stem cell treatments.
Below are several short videos in a series supporting to create an adult stem cell research consortium in Texas.
What’s the difference?
Many people are not aware that there are two types of stem cells — adult and embryonic.
Research and treatments using adult stem cells do not harm the donors. Furthermore, adult stem cells have already been used to successfully treat and often cure more than 70 diseases, including heart disease, cancer, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, and many more.
We oppose research using embryonic stem cells because these can only be obtained by destroying human embryos — innocent human beings at the very earliest stages of life. Some supporters of embryonic stem cell research also advocate for the creation of human embryos for research through cloning. Embryonic stem cell research has demonstrated no cures whatsoever after years of expensive research, draining sparse funding dollars away from the far more promising adult stem cell research.
We urge the Texas Legislature to PUT PATIENTS FIRST by funding adult, not embryonic, stem cell research.