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RIGHT TO RECOVER: Winning the Political and Religious Wars Over Stem Cell Research in America [Paperback]

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"Yvonne Perry's book enrages and inspires: it leaves you with the feeling that something must be done, that it can be done, and that it will be done-because we will do it. This book changes the equation." -Don C. Reed, Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act It is such a pleasure to work with a writer like Yvonne Perry. She has truly researched the research and spent hundreds of hours to find the facts to share with the readers of RIGHT TO RECOVER. Over the years I have read literally thousands of articles and documents from around the world about this subject and RIGHT TO RECOVER is the most complete work I have ever read. It provides an honest evaluation and asks readers to consider the facts and then form their own opinion instead of listening to people who have never researched the subject. -Reverend Dan Bloodworth, The Brian Bloodworth Stroke and Head Injury Research Foundation In a world confused with chaos in regard to Stem cell research. Yvonne Perry has moved beyond the political to the healing in her new book " Right to Recover Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America" This educational book sheds light on the way Americans view embryonic stem cell and provides well-researched facts about all types of stem cell treatments throughout the world. This book will shed light on the future, today. -Dr. Eric S. Kaplan, Author of Dying to be Young, From Botox to Botulism and Lifestyles of the Fit and Famous Finally, the truth about stem cell research. I search the Internet daily for articles on stem cell research to pass along to other advocates. It's so maddening to constantly read the oppositions blatant lies concerning stem cell research. -Diane Wyshak, Stem Cell

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Pages   340
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Nightengale Press
ISBN  1933449411  
ISBN13  9781933449418  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! For forty years Yvonne Perry was enmeshed with the fundamental dogma of religion and lived according to the interpretation of the Bible that her family, society, and church leaders passed down to her. Before she had a label to put on her empathetic ability, she called herself an intercessor carrying the burdens of others to the throne of grace. While praying for others she empathically took on their suffering until it severely challenged her emotional and physical health. A graduate of American Institute of Holistic Theology, Yvonne holds a Bachelor of Science in Metaphysics.

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Extremely Educational  Feb 13, 2008
I purchased this book because I enjoyed Yvonne Perry's book, "More Than Meets The Eye". Although it contains a clearly different subject matter, I enjoyed it just the same. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of research the author obviously accomplished. Even though the book contains a lot of scientific and technical data - it reads effortlessly. What an eye opener!
One of the most important books of the decade  Feb 3, 2008
For those very few who are informed in the intricacies of stem cell research and for the probably over 90% of those who aren't informed, this book will enlighten you, surprise you, and even raise your ire. I suspect it will be a huge push for those sitting on
the fence on this issue, and will entrench those who have already decided to support stem
cell research. It's plainly obvious that the author has conducted hundreds of hours of
research, and has left no stone unturned. Every possible viewpoint , from every possible
religious and political arena, has been examined, and questions have been answered.
It is explained explicitly what an embryonic stem cell is , and what it isn't. Embryonic is
a misnomer, in that it is not an embryo, just sitting, multiplying in a Petrie dish. It is only
an embryo when it is implanted into a woman's womb, and which is the only way conception can take place. An embryonic stem cell is called a blastocyst, and should be
referred to as such, so as not to confuse the uninformed public. This particular stem cell
has so much more potential for cures, due to it's ability to become any type of cell that's
needed. The author cites the laws and how this issue has become such a political football.
Federal funding, which Bush has vetoed, would give this field of stem cell research
tremendous potential to cure diseases from Diabetes to traumatic brain injuries, to
spinal cord injuries. Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease also are diseases
which could have potential cures. I recommend this book to everyone, especially those
who have any of these diseases or have loved ones with any of these diseases. It's
unfortunate that most likely , only those with an already open mind, will read this book.
I feel that it is our obligation as human beings, to be informed and up to date on such a life changing
issue, and this book truly does this.
Dale Morrison 2/3/08
Buy it if you want to appear ignorant  Nov 10, 2007
Limited knowledge of basic embryology provide you with a shell-game of half-truths and lies. You'll look foolish (at best) to many - and bore the heck out of the rest. [See how long you read THIS review with full attention - then imagine a listner following for 340 pages.]

For example, "there is a difference between an embryo and a blastocyst" when a blastocyst is a sub-stage of development within the embryonic. All blastocysts are embryos, but not all embryos are at the blastocyst stage. The statement is technically true - but not for the arguments based upon it here.

"Embryonic' stem cell research is conducted outside the body on a cluster of cells known as a blastocyst". First, blastocysts are not 'a cluster of cells'. That would be a morula. A blastocyst is "A thin-walled hollow structure in early embryonic development that contains a cluster of cells called the inner cell mass (ICM)." A blastocyst is structured and composed of several parts that do not lead to the creation of embryonic stem cells. The outside part(trophoblast) is discarded as is the cytotrophoblast. To acquire stem cells from this stage of development, the blastocyst is deconstructed. But, not all cells from ICM make stem cell lines, which is why only around 200 exist today despite almost a decade of attempts made around the world. Furthermore, not all embryonic stem cells come from the blastocyst stage. Israel, for example, uses 14-day (gestational) embryos, that have already gone through gastrulation. The three germ layers, have already been established & the nervous system is begining to form. Technically, 'embryonic' stem cells can (and do) come from gestational age preceding the fetal stage, or up to 8-9 wks.

Or, "Those in opposition have no biological basis for believing that stem cells derived from 3- to 5-day-old fertilized eggs cultivated in a laboratory are human embryos," when EVERY EMBRYOLOGY BOOK SAYS something like: "Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization (conception). "Fertilization is a sequence of events that begins with the contact of a sperm (spermatozoon) with a secondary oocyte (ovum) and ends with the fusion of their pronuclei (the haploid nuclei of the sperm and ovum) and the mingling of their chromosomes to form a new cell. This fertilized ovum, known as a zygote, is a large diploid cell that is the beginning, or primordium, of a human being."
[Moore, Keith L. Essentials of Human Embryology. Toronto: B.C. Decker Inc, 1988, p.2] More current publications often use 'activated' vs. 'fertilized' egg to include SCNT and other methods now used to create the zygote.

Biologically speaking the where has no impact on the what.

Don't buy this book unless you want to appear ignorant or boring and feel deception is appropriate to get your way. If you DO want to use the arguments here, please read some embryology texts first so you can know the difference between what the author says and facts.
the facts not thr fiction  Nov 5, 2007
To the world of my fellow readers. We have been blessed with a jewel in this world of He said She said. Stem cell being at the forefront of controversy for several years now and so much invalid information being stated about the subject (by the media) without that REPORTER spending one minute of time finding one fact about the subject and Now This Book with both Scientific & Biblical facts supplied to us to make our own decisions about a subject that can change the lives of some 27% of our entire population.
GOD will surely bless you Mrs Perry and I say THANKS MRS. PERRY for your work and Love of mankind. AMERICA this book will have effect on virtually every one of our families.IT IS A MUST HAVE EDUCATION

An eye-opener!!  Oct 12, 2007
Reviewed by Cherie Fisher for Reader Views (4/07)

When I started reading "Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America," I thought that it would be interesting and that as an Executive Director of a healthcare not-for-profit dealing with this issue, I might glean some new knowledge. The book delivered far more than I ever expected. I was completely hooked by it from beginning to end. The author, Yvonne Perry, does an excellent job in defining stem cell research and in making the case for funding of the different types of stem cell research, especially blastocyst (or embryonic) stem cell research.

Government funding for stem cell research has been a huge controversy over the past several years, especially during President Bush's administration. The author lists the American Heritage's dictionary definition of embryo as: an organism in its early developmental stage, before it has distinctive form; a rudimentary stage." The blastocsyt cells do not even qualify as an embryo because they have never been implanted in a woman's uterus to begin the developmental stage. The cells that are in question to be used for research are the ones that were not used in invitro and are being discarded as medical waste.

The author makes great points about the use of the blastocysts headed for disposal "No life or death has occurred in the process. The cells scientists want to use for research are the leftover IV-Bs; no one is suggesting that the IVF be used to create blastocysts specifically for use in research. Give them funding to use the ones already headed for the biohazard containers. Let them find a way to help the living, breathing human beings who are suffering."

So much fear is surrounding stem cell research and cloning that the amazing potential to prevent and cure diseases, rebuild bodies and so much more gets lost in these heated debates. I learned so much about the current and potential research going on in this country and around the world in this book. Perry does a great job in bringing in Biblical text that could potentially support this research. The only flaw that I found in the book was in expressing her views on the more fundamental religions. I happen to agree to with her views, but I think that adding them limits the numbers of people with more fundamental views that might read the book and learn the truth about this subject.

Overall, I found the book to be very well written, eye-opening and informative. It is written in an easy-to-read manner. I highly recommend "Right to Recover" to those who are sitting on the fence with this issue.


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