Komen: Embryonic Stem Cell Research 'Has Not Shown Promise' for Breast Cancer CureChristine Dhanagom
Thu Feb 09, 2012 15:54 EST
In the midst of the firestorm of controversy over whether the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation would continue its funding of Planned Parenthood, Komen released a statement this week about embryonic stem cell research that has further rankled pro-abortion advocates.
“A recent review of our funded grants revealed that human embryonic stem cell tissue has not been used in breast cancer research funded by Komen,” said the February 5th statement. “To this point, embryonic stem cell research has not shown promise for application in breast cancer.”
The statement was prompted by online reports that Komen had defunded some of its grantees due to their involvement in embryonic stem cell research, a claim which the organization has denied.
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