OTTAWA, April 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Every April, the Canadian Cancer Society’s door-to-door campaign takes place across Canada. Thousands of volunteers hit the streets during Daffodil Month, knocking on doors to collect funds to support the work of the Society. It’s been a springtime tradition since 1948. However, this year many a canvasser is turned away by otherwise willing donors due to the Canadian Cancer Society’s decision to fund research which destroys human embryos.
It was in March of 2002, that the Cancer Society first shocked pro-lifers stating its support of the then-new health research guidelines which permitted experimentation on human embryonic children which results in their deaths. In a press release on March 4, 2002, the Cancer Society stated, “The Canadian Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) fully support, and will implement, the human embryonic stem cell research guidelines announced today by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research at a media conference in Ottawa.”
The research guidelines also leave no doubt that the Cancer Society will fund embryonic stem cell research.“The Canadian Cancer Society will fund research using human embryonic stem cells,” say the guidelines.
The Cancer Society is also currently funding such destructive anti-life research. The Cancer Society is using $611,000 from its donors to fund Dr. Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker of the University of Toronto to attempt to produce white blood cells from embryonic stem cells.
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