Stem Cell Bait and Switch

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    Stemming stem cell research
    Cal Thomas


    February 14, 2005


    Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney has infuriated Harvard scientists by declaring his opposition to stem cell research on embryos created for this purpose. "Some of the practices that Harvard and probably other institutions in Massachusetts are engaged in cross the line of ethical conduct," Romney told The New York Times.

    In a telephone conversation, Romney told me he thinks the Harvard scientists have "pulled a bait and switch." At first, he says, they agreed that enough stem cells could be obtained from discarded embryos at fertilization clinics, which did not present an ethical problem to him because such embryos would be destroyed anyway. But the scientists are now lobbying for creating and cloning embryos simply for experimental purposes. This he opposes.

    The radically "pro-choice" New York Times, which rarely credits any pro-lifer with standing on principle, suggests Romney may be taking this position to curry favor with social conservatives so he might pursue higher office.

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/printct20050214.shtml
     
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    There is nothing even remotely wrong with this. Stem cell research is among the most important areas of new medical research we have today. Embryos and zygotes are not human beings, and their value to science and developing cures and treatments to help all of humanity is inestimable.



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    Are you TRYING to go to hell?
     
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    There is no such thing as "hell", though Los Angeles is getting pretty close...

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    Hmmm you sound pretty sure of that?
     
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    There are other ways of collecting embryonic stem cells without creating and destroying human life for them. My wife and I would have gladly donated a few cells of the burgeoning young human while in utero, and I am sure others would as well.

    There are also Umbilical stem cells to collect, as well as the promising study of Adult stem cells.
     
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    Utterly and completely positive of it.

    Hell is an invention of the ruling class to keep the peasants in line. It's pure BS.


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    Hell is when man degenerates to a state of mere animal being when his sense of right and wrong is eroded by moral relativists such as yourself.
     
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    As opposed to his sense of right and wrong being eroded by, say, Leviticus? Or some other self-righteous pious nonsense?


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    Ok. That'll be two burnt offerings, a sack of flour mixed with oil, and a live goat for your blasphemies please!
     

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