This letter is in response to the letter written by April Loy published in the I.V. Press on Aug. 16.
April, you need to look at this situation with an open mind before deciding not what you believe should happen but what is the most plausible remedy. When I say with an open mind I am referring to the fact that you believe everyone follows the rules of the same God as you.
In your letter you quoted Jeremiah 1:5, which says "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you."
When you say this you assume that every person whom stem cell research would benefit agrees with the Bible. It seems as if your argument is that because God created us a certain, pre-designed way, we should not attempt to use science to alter and/or cure incurable diseases.
I am a Christian also, but I tend to try to resolve worldly problems not with a solution that is based entirely on my faith. Rather I use ones that incorporate my personal beliefs, but that are also based on the fact that the world does not agree on many things, and imposing a law on society that is based on a certain religion's beliefs will almost never work.