Curtis Coleman likens stem cell work to Nazi tests

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  • During an interview last week in Today's THV's Profiling the Candidates series, a reporter asked U.S. Senate hopeful Curtis Coleman his views on embryonic stem cell research. Coleman replied with this answer.

    "Embryonic stem cell research is taking the concept of taking a life and using it to conduct experiments so we can temporarily extend somebody else life. Let me tell you what i just described, I just described what the nazis did to the jews in the death camps of WWII," says Coleman.

    It prompted Eric Shultz, a spokesperson from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, to forward the comment to media outlets nationwide, even reaching the hands of Tom Hartman, a nationally syndicated radio host, who later interviewed Coleman about his statement.

    We talked to Schultz about why he decided to pass along Coleman's remark.

    "We felt pretty strongly that he may have misspoke and that's why we were hoping for him to apologize or recant his statement, but instead he seems to confirm what he said originally," says Schultz.

    We did try to contact Coleman Friday for any reaction to the recent comment, but our calls were not returned.




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