Women for Faith and Family has posted a more detailed critique of the proposed Oocyte Assisted Reprogramming (OAR), which has been touted as an ethical alternative to harvesting embryonic stem cells by killing unborn children. The critique is made by Dr. William Burke, a professor of neurology; Fr. Patrick Pullicino, chair of the department of neurology at a New Jersey medical school; and Fr. Edward Richard, a moral theologian at Kenrick Glennon Seminary in St. Louis.
The critique is detailed and scientific and frankly some of it goes just over my head. However, it is enough to raise some serious questions that I hope are answered before we all rush off claiming that OAR is the answer to embryonic stem cell harvesting.