Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Stem cell research and Bush

Bush 'Out of Touch' on Stem Cells

"The stated reason for President Bush's objection to embryonic stem cell research is that 'murder is wrong'; why then does he not intervene to regulate or ban [embryonic] stem cell research carried out with private funds and which is happening across the US?" he asked.

"It is a strange morality indeed that pins the moral status and life of the embryo on the question of who is paying for the research."

Strange indeed. :(

Aside from that, I have great difficulty with the apparent contradiction between being so eager to protect embryos and at the same time being able to support war, blanket bombing and the death penalty. I don't understand how these things can be reconciled without a person's head imploding.

If you can justify the death penalty by saying it saves lives "I think the reason to support the death penalty is because it saves other people’s lives." Bush on Crime Bush Supports Death Penalty: a 'greater good' argument, then how come research that will save lives and improve quality of life doesn't become the 'greater good'? I find it bizarre.

I've been reading a lot of news today and it gives me a cold feeling & a stillness. What is happening in the Middle East is just awful.

Must find something light-hearted.

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