Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Jul 31, 2005.
Whew, I might be safe. Only 3 views for the previous post. Seems on the Hill this is getting more notice. Here is a blog post, I'm on the fence, lots of links and self-righteous positioning. Feel free to rant here and at the link, he'll love it! :
My problemo with stem cell research. I potentially hold the promise of one day flying under my own power too ......
As a medical doctor, Senator Frist knows this. He knows there is no scientific debate about when human life begins: the embryos he seeks to have destroyed at taxpayer expense, so that we may profit by their deaths, are uniquely human and they are alive they are each an individual human life.
I say horse pucky. Stem cells are no more of an embryo or alive, or human beings as a wart on someones butt would be. Its sicking hearing all that crap about embryos and/or stem cells being alive.
Well, they ARE alive. The question is, are they human beings? I'm not sure of the answer myself when it comes to their Promethian conception.
I have some really unscientific hatred of abortion in general. But, if abortion is going to be the law of the land in spite of morality etc. We might as well cause the evil to bring some good. I read that adult stem cells have actually brought forth more benefits than embryonic. I'm for it, a necessary evil.
I'm assuming that Frist is just responding to all the mail, e-mail, telephone calls, etc., he evidentally has received from those he is supposed to be representing in Washington. We've all heard the argument that these embryos are going to be destroyed anyway, so why not make good use of them? My only problem with Frist's response was that he should start educating his constituency regarding the alternatives available to this research. There's plenty of current research showing that stem cells can be harvested from other parts of the body. And my reading on the subject supports Pegwinn's statement that adult stems cells have actually produced greater results than embryonic stem cells.
Pop quiz. Who is he (frist) supposed to be representing? I thought he was a Senator?
I was under the impression that Senators also represented people. Usually the people that elect them.
Though we all know that their only real constituents are the lobbyists and special interests that finance their campaigns and pay for their junkets and lifestyles.
I am really surprised about Frist. It is rare to see a Republican that displays a conscience. I hope his wife doesn't hold an intelligence position.
My only question with stem cell research is: What happens if they find many great cures with the use of embryonic components, whats next. If they develop great cures require embryonic steam cells how do we balance supply and demand? What happens if supply is too low, do we treat them like we treat organ donations? I personally think to many people are jumping onboard with out asking serious questions about the consequences.
If a serious cure is found using steam cells, how much harder is going to balance the morel issue that abortion is wrong, with societies moral values to help the sick. Or am I totally wrong with my assessment, and they only wanting to use using embryonic steam cells like Ginny Pigs.
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