I’m not really sure where to post this…
Do any of you know much about the March of Dimes? I do know that their official stance on abortion is neither pro-choice nor pro-life. I know that they do a lot of good as far as research and prevention of pre-term birth. But I also know that there was some controversy with their involvement in Planned Parenthood - I believe it had something to do with an educational campaign of some sort - they don’t provide funds that could be used for abortions though. I’m thinking the campaign may have had something to do with educating women about monthly cycles and contraception (but this is JUST a hunch I have - I don’t know for sure).
What I don’t know is what sort of research they fund - if it involves embryonic stem cells or whole embryos or what.
Now here’s the dilemma I have - my sister lost two children to pre-term birth and a big part of her way of healing has been to support the March of Dimes. She gets really into it and it means so much to her. In the past, I’ve supported her - raised money and done the walk with her. But I’ve only recently started to realize that the MOD may somehow support causes that I feel are morally wrong. But they also support causes that are admirable and good as well. I’m just having a hard time finding out exactly what research they fund and if they have ever been involved in funding things that God would consider sinful.
Do any of you know more about this? If it is true that they fund things like embryonic stem cell research, does that totally negate the good that they do and should I stop supporting my sister through my support of the MOD? (or course I would still support my sister in other ways, but to be quite honest, she will be very hurt if I stop supporting MOD:( )
I really need some guidance on this one!!!