Today the LA Times has this piece which highlights a new stem cell ethical issue that has emerged. Scientist have a bottleneck. They are ready to go on the research but they don’t have the eggs they need. What planet are they on? A new ethical issue? For years, we have been highlighting the concern that in order for this research to move forward, scientists need eggs, fresh, grade A, highquality eggs–and lots of them! Robert Lanza, of ACT, who was publically taken to the woodshed last week by Senator Arlen Specter says this, ” “We need to make a decision: Do you want the research to proceed or not?” Come on ladies. What do you say?
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.