Thursday, July 20, 2006
Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment
If Bush and his administration truly believe that destroying an embryo is a kind of murder, they shouldn't be wasting their time arguing about research funding: They should immediately shut down every fertility clinic in the country, arrest the doctors and staff who operate them, and charge all the wannabe parents who have been wantonly slaughtering legions of the unborn.
Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Apparently it's okay to discard/destroy stem cells to create life via IVF, but using stem cells to prolong the lives/improve the health of humans is morally reprehensible? Amazing.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Crooks and Liars » Stem-cell showdown
The Senate will vote today on a stem-cell research bill, which Bush has vowed to veto. The White House is prepared to block this legislation, which opens the door to potentially life-saving research, despite…
…overwhelming public support; bi-partisan backing in both chambers of Congress; the demands of medical researchers who are tired of watching the United States fall further and further behind; intense pressure from Nancy Reagan; the fact that congressional Democrats are going to use this as a wedge issue throughout the campaign cycle, and the fact that Bush will use the first veto of his presidency to kill a popular bill on medical research.