Alleluia, I can’t believe I read the following in an AP story on stem-cells.
Currently, scientists must sacrifice human embryos to harvest such cells, which can form any tissue type and are seen as valuable for studying and treating illnesses like diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. [Source]
Sacrifice human embryos is exactly the right description of what happens. That one life is sacrificed to help others. The only real difference is that our sacrificial altars are more sterile. The rest of the article also surprisingly balanced in having Catholic opponents state their opinions on some of the newer ways to extract embryonic stem-cells without killing the embryonic person or supposedly not creating a person in the first place.