Jun. 28 (CWNews.com) - Scientists who conduct research involving the destruction of human embryos are subject to excommunication, the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family has warned.
In an interview with the Italian weekly Famiglia Cristiana, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo said that the canonical penalty of excommunication, which is applied to those involved in abortion, also applies to involvement in stem-cell research....
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Just a point of clarification here. Excommunication is the penalty for those involved in EMBRYONIC stem-cell research -- meaning the kind that results in the death of babies (fetus, embryo, etc.). This penalty does not apply to those involved in ADULT or CORD-BLOOD stem-cell research -- which does not result in the death of babies.