AB 926 was vetoed by Governor Brown on Tuesday, August 13th. If AB 926 had been signed into law, it would have allowed payment to women who donate their eggs for research. The California Catholic Conference opposed this bill because it would have put women’s health in jeopardy and would have created a marketing dynamic designed to exploit women who are most in need of resources—college students, immigrants and women with economic challenges.
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Many find it difficult to understand why, with such noble goals and promises, embryos can't be used as a source of cells.
Proposed legislation to lift the ban on paying women for egg “donation” for scientific research was heard and passed by the Assembly Health Committee on April 16, 2013—over the objection of the CCC and of Jennifer Lahl, R.N. , founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture. Jennifer is the executive producer, director, and writer of the award-winning documentary, Eggsploitation, which examines the U.S. multi-billion dollar infertility industry, which uses young women’s bodies to produce a highly desired and valuable commodity—human eggs.
A 14-year-old Riverside CA girl whose health has made remarkable improvements after she began treatment with adult stem cell therapy three years ago was honored this week at a Vatican conference on adult stem cell therapy.
Elizabeth Lobato has gotten stronger and resumed growing since she began receiving stem cells from her father and another donor, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The girl’s “life has been transformed by an infusion of adult stem cells that strengthen her severely fragile bones,” the newspaper said.