Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005

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Republican know-nothings are apparently beginning to feel the heat from voters about stem cell research. The troglodytic Republican leadership has apparently agreed to allow a vote on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, according to the Washington Post. Basically, the act would allow federal funding of stem cell lines derived from leftover embryos donated by couples who have stopped their infertility treatments.

Why have our solons at last chosen to allow such a vote? Because they want to get re-elected. They've finally awakened to the fact that polls consistently show a majority of Americans favoring human embryonic stem cell research. The Post reports that a new poll finds that two-thirds of the public supports stem cell research.

Setting aside the federal funding aspect, passage of this bill would lift some of the restrictions President Bush placed on stem cell research that chilled even private research efforts. Of course, President Bush is not running for re-election, so I'm betting he'll veto the bill once it passes to show his devotion to a dubious "culture of life" ethic. It's a puzzle how people who want to deny possible transplant treatments to millions of actual living, breathing, thinking people who suffer from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more can claim they favor a "culture of life."

Fortunately, the voters know what it really means to support a "culture of life."

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  1. These morons, er, solons (Freudian slip) just want to make sure that all embryos under their jurisdiction come to term, so their God won’t punish them.

    Of course, once you as an embryo make it there, you’re on your own, baby.

  2. The culture of life demands that you keep a dying person alive at costs except research that doesn’t correspond to their belief structure.

  3. I don’t think Bush knows he can veto bills yet. He hasn’t demonstrated that knowledge yet.

  4. Whenever I see the phrase “culture of life,” I think of a Petri dish full of agar and fuzzy mold.

    I’m just sayin’…

  5. I wonder how Pro-Lifers feel about antiseptics, a product with no other purpose than mass genocide (For Sufficent Values Of “mass”).

    I already have a pretty good idea of how they feel about gun control

  6. It’s a puzzle how people who want to deny possible transplant treatments to millions of actual living, breathing, thinking people who suffer from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more can claim they favor a “culture of life.”

    It’s a puzzle only if you never venture outside your pro-choice echo chamber to find out how they reconcile the two.

    I hate to sound so bitter, but on other issues as well as this one, you don’t seem to trouble yourself with finding out why those you disagree with believe as they do. You just wonder aloud how anyone can be so irrational.

    Which is fine, I guess, considering that you’re by and large preaching to the choir here. But you won’t win anyone over to your side with such lazy arrogance.

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