Friday, October 15, 2004

stem cell research

Donald Crankshaw has some comments about fetal stem cell research. One thing he doesn't do is explain what is morally objectionable about it. I think it is important to say this almost every time you talk about the subject because a lot of people still don't understand what is going on: fetal stem cell researchers are trying to find ways to use body parts from dead babies in medicine.

This is a gruesome and horrific practice. It's the stuff of horror movies. You expect to read about these things in WWII medical experiments in Nazi Germany and Japan, not in modern-day America.

I was disappointed that Bush didn't point this out in the debates. I believe if more people understood this, there would be a lot less support for the practice.

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