Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Friday, June 25, 2004

Politicians against woment who want to get pregnant?

I was reading the transcript of an interview Larry King had with Ron Reagan Jr. in which the topic of embryonic stem cell research came up. I will quote a section that I found very interesting:

"It's astonishing to me that we are even having the conversation about this. We're not talking about fetuses, human beings being killed, we're talking about collections of cells in a petri dish that are never, ever going to be a human being. This could be the biggest revolution in medicine ever, well, ever really. Bigger than antibiotics. Bigger than anything.
"And you know what strikes me, too, is that you cannot be against embryonic stem cell research and be intellectually and therefore morally consistent, if you're not also against in vitro fertilization. Because the same thing results in in vitro fertilization. Thousands of blastocysts collections are discarded. Now you'll notice that most of the politicians who are against embryonic stem cell research don't say anything about in vitro fertilization. You might wonder why. Well, it's because what are they going to do, come out against people who want to get pregnant? That's a political non-starter so they're going not going to -- they are just going to shut up about that and go after stem cell research instead. They're playing politics with it and it is shameful. It is shameful."

Interesting point. I wonder what politicians and Church leaders who oppose embryonic stem cell research would say if they were asked to explain why they are not opposing in vitro fertilization in which fertilized human eggs are routinely discarded? It would be a good question if they were willing to answer, which I doubt they would.


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