Animal Human Stem Cell Poll Reveals “False Choice,” Catholic Family Life Official Says
The results of this 2007 Canadian poll show that showing almost half of Canadians would support changing the law to allow human-animal (transgenic) embryo stem cell research.
These survey findings show that 47% of respondents supported medical research involving the creation of animal-human embryos if it would help find treatments for serious illnesses; 37% were opposed and 17% had no opinion.
The poll’s first question related to England’s decision to allow limited experimentation in creating transgenic embryos for stem cell research; 58% felt Canada should keep it illegal, while 29% percent would like to see the law changed. However, when the prospect of cures for illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease was added, almost of third of respondents changed their position.