Saturday, July 22, 2006

Grumble Grumble Grumble

Bush's decision to veto the stem cell bill is politcal hypocrisy of the rankest sort, distasteful and amoral in every way. Thousands of frozen embryos are destroyed every year by fertility clinics. Each one of those embryos is a source of human stem cells. Either mandate that fertility clincs keep their frozen embryos in perpetuity, the morally rigorous position (and the end of fertility treatment); or, since you've already allowed the sixteen extant stem cell lines already propagated to continue, admit that the use of these embryonic cells for medical research is the right thing to do.

1 comment:

Dave Miller said...

You're right with the hypocrisy in this regard. I'd like to point out Bush's history with killing in terms of the death penalty. The Bush Administration and the Republicans as a whole are off their rocker. Their stem cell stance is laughable.