Michael J. Fox is Changing Course

Good news on the pro-life front. Michael J. Fox, who has been a proponent of using embryonic stem-cell research in the hunt for a cure to Parkinson’s disease has admitted that a cure will more than likely come from another source, besides stem-cell research.

Last week Fox revealed he now believes that other lines of research hold more promise. “There have been some issues with stem cells, some problems along the way,” Fox told ABC News. “An answer may come from stem cell research but it’s more than likely to come from another area.”

The rest of the story is found here.

As you may recall, Fox was a proponent of using stem-cell research in finding a cure for the disease that he has to the point that he was in a political ad to help elect Claire McCaskill to the U.S. Senate back in 2006. He purposely did not use his medicine for the filming of the commercial in order to add drama. He was heavily criticized for doing just that and then those who criticized him were then demonized. I wrote about it here (hard to believe I have posts going back to 2006).

While I was critical of him then, I’m glad to see his coming around to a more pro-life position on the matter. And no, I wasn’t one of the ones that were demonized for my criticizing him. My readership is far too small. Please note, that his turning from the pro-abort crowd’s position to the pro-life position was based upon science. Those on the pro-life side have known since this debate began that the stem-cell research being done was not likely to produce any results and hasn’t shown a lot of promise (George Bush showed this to be true in his book as well, even though he approved a certain number of embryonic stem cells to be used for research.) Hopefully, those on the left will give up their pursuit of such research.

3 thoughts on “Michael J. Fox is Changing Course

  1. My problem with Mr. Fox is the same problem I have with Mr. Romney. “Oh, look!” they tell me, “Mitt Romney wants to overturn Roe v Wade!” And they tell me that means he’s “pro-life”. No, it doesn’t. He wants to give each state the right to decide. Wait … instead of the federal government deciding that life should be protected, we should leave it up to individual states to decide, right? That makes no sense. And it’s NOT “pro-life”. Michael J. Fox is saying that better options lie elsewhere. He is NOT saying that embryos are life. Thus, he is NOT taking a “pro-life” stance. He MIGHT be aligning with an anti-abortion stance, but not “pro-LIFE”.


    • Yes, I have to agree with you. He may be taking a position that is more favorable to those of us who are pro-life, but it’s too much for me to say he is pro-life. Thanks for the clarity.


  2. Yes, I too read this and thought immediately what Stan so eloquently commented. Too many say what others want to hear without any convictions at all.


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