Physiciansforlife.org exists to draw attention to the medical realities of abortion, human embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, out-of-wedlock sexual activity, sexually transmitted diseases, and euthanasia.
Physiciansforlife.org strongly encourages sexual abstinence outside marriage in order to curb and eliminate the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases/ infections, to reduce the high rates of teen pregnancies, and to prepare our youth to develop strong and healthy life-long relationships in the parameters of marriage.
Physiciansforlife.org also encourages non-embryonic stem cell research which uses human Adult Stem Cells, Umbilical Cord Stem Cells, Placenta (“after-birth”), and even stem cells in the Wharton’s Jelly of the umbilical cord itself, to successfully treat over 70 diseases including cancers, heart disease, and even diseases such as juvenile diabetes, sickle cell anemia, and lupus. iPS (induced Pluripotent Stem) cells — and now Direct Conversion which directly converts one type of cell to another without stem cells — have emerged as the focus of ethical, cutting edge stem cell research. In August 2008, scientists announced the transformation of adult cells into other types of adult cells (now termed Direct Conversion). All of these ethical means of cell research will undoubtedly transform medical treatments in the near future.
The overriding goal of every physician should be to Do No Harm, to help every person live the longest and healthiest life possible. We all begin as embryos; we should protect every human life, no matter how small, for the good of us all.
This photo features 21-week-old human fetus Baby Samuel, still inside his mother’s uterus (womb). As the doctor prepared to close the uterus after the surgery, Baby Samuel’s hand came out. The physician lifted the child’s hand to put it back in the uterus. The photo was taken during the operation (Vanderbilt Univ, 1999) to correct spina bifida, a congenital condition. The child is progressing well.
“Fetus” is a Latin word meaning “offspring” or “young one”.