Irish University Professor Slams University on Embryonic Stem Cell Research Decision

“A professor of mathematics at University College Cork (UCC) has slammed the university’s recent decision to begin embryonic stem cell research. Professor Des McHale, also a well-known author, said that he was ‘deeply ashamed’ that UCC’s governing body had passed the proposal to begin the unethical research and called on students, parents and the general public to make their voices heard against the decision. Professor McHale made his remarks at a packed seminar organized by the pro-life group ‘Youth Defence in University College Cork.’ ‘I am deeply, deeply ashamed of the situation. Not everyone here agrees with it. The vote by the governing council was a tie, passed only by a casting vote by the chairman,’ he said. Youth Defence spokeswoman Íde Nic Mhathúna welcomed Professor McHale’s remarks …” (more)

[LifeSiteNews, 24 February]

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