by Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal
Cathy Pell, a stay-at-home mom from Manassas, Va., decided to take down her “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos from Facebook after learning the ALS Association backs some research using embryonic stem cells.
Some of Pell’s friends did, too.
“You don’t have to hurt a life to save a life,” Pell told The Daily Signal.
Pell, whose 9 year-old daughter has special needs, acknowledges that the ALS Association didn’t claim not to support any tests using human embryos.
But, she says, “we just didn’t realize that they did.”
Since the July 29th onset of the now-famous Ice Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association now has raised more than $60 million in donations to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Compared with $2 million raised during the same period last year, it’s an enormous achievement.
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