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Monday, March 16, 2009

Two Important Analyses of BHO's Stem Cell Action

Charles Krauthammer in Fridays WaPo points out the problem with BHO's action. His final paragraph summarizes his view:

"Dr. James Thomson, the discoverer of embryonic stem cells, said "if human embryonic stem cell research does not make you at least a little bit uncomfortable, you have not thought about it enough." Obama clearly has not."

Very important to read the whole column here. And remember Mr. Krauthammer is a quadraplegic and was not supportive of W's actions either.

Steve Chapman in his Chicago Tribune column Thursday points out the potentially dire inconsistencies in BHO's logic. He closes with these three paragraphs:

"What this mandate means is simple: It may be permissible for scientists to create cloned embryos and kill them. It's not permissible to create cloned embryos and let them live. Their cells may be used for our benefit, but not for their own.

There lies the reality of embryonic stem cell research: It turns incipient human beings into commodities to be exploited for the sake of people who are safely past that defenseless stage of their lives.

It's a change that poses risks not just to days-old human embryos. The rest of us may one day reap important medical benefits from this research. But we may lose something even more vital."

Very important to read the entire column here.



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