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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donations Raise Concerns for Pro-Lifers

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

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    Religion News Service reports that as of Tuesday, August 19, 2014, the ALS Association has received $22.9 million in donations since July 29, compared with $1,9 million during the same period last year. This is largely due to the viral popularity of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a simple dare thought up by ALS patient Pete Frates in which participants nominate one another to either videotape themselves being drenched by a bucket of ice water or donating $100 to ALS research.

    But anti-abortion advocates are raising the alarm that some of the ALS donations could be going to fund embryonic stem cell research. Rev. Michael Duffy, in a blog post on Patheos.com this week that went viral, warned challenge participants to make sure to fund a "morally acceptable alternative" to the ALS Association, the leading ALS research firm. LifeSite News also reported that ALSA runs its clinical trials with a consortium that uses stem cells originating from electively aborted fetuses.


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  2. Bro. Curtis

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    Oh fer cyin' out loud.
     
  3. Rolfe

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    Most of it isn't even ice water.

    Reminds me of those trendy hashtag campaigns...

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