Among the presidential candidates, I see the grasping and posing, the brutal battling. Indeed, most of us fight to get ahead and beat each other all day long. But there's deeper satisfaction in being real, open, and vulnerable.
It is long past time for a better debate over what it means to stand up for life. Politicians who proudly tout their pro-life credentials while doing the bidding of the gun lobby, slashing Medicaid, and turning their backs on refugees fleeing violence should not get a free pass.
The research involves implanting human cells into embryonic animals to grow organs to alleviate the donor shortage for transplants. And that probably would pass muster with the Vatican, one expert says.