Ohio archdiocese opposes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge viral videos have raised more than 31 million dollars since July 29th compared to about two million dollars for that same period just a year ago.

But not everyone supports where the money is going, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati says the National ALS Association funds on study that involves embryonic stem cells.

“Since the only way you can harvest embryonic stem cells is from an aborted fetus,” says Archdiocese of Cincinnati Steve Trosley,  “we are morally opposed to that.”

The ALS Association says you can specifically state whether you want your money to go to embryonic research or not.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/22/ohio-archdiocese-urges-ice-bucket-funds-for-pro-li/

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