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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bush to sick people: Fuck you

Displaying a stunning amount of logical thought, President Bush today vetoed legislation that would have expanded embryonic stem cell research. In the name of saving little clumps of undifferentiated cells that may eventually turn into human beings, the Prez dashed the hopes of millions of Americans suffering from illnesses such as Parkinson's, ALS, and diabetes. In sum, microscopic ball of cells > sick and dying adult human. “Each of these human embryos is a unique human life with inherent dignity and matchless value ... These boys and girls are not spare parts,” Bush Said. I won't get into the whole is-it-a-human-being-or-not debate right now. Georgie, stem cell research has the potential to save countless lives - actual human lives, like people with organs and names and genders and families and more than eight cells. What you're basically saying is that a five-day-old blastocyst has more moral worth than a Lou Gehrig's patient.

If that's not bad enough, check out the accompanying photo in the NYT, which features a bunch of babies who started out as frozen embryos. Adorable aren't they? You know what they looked like five days after conception? They looked liked this: [ . ], only smaller. Just overflowing with inherent dignity and matchless value. Now contrast that with a crowd of crippled, wheelchair-bound 40-year-olds whose central nervous systems are falling apart and who have, at best, a few years to live. Now that is adorable. Thanks for saving all those little dots, George.

Update: The Onion chimes in on the issue.
posted by Maj. M.T. Rational XXXIV at 7:37 PM

1 Comments:

Blogger Bill from Dover said...


“Each of these human embryos is a unique human life with inherent dignity and matchless value ... These boys and girls are not spare parts."


Don't these children get a little chilly at -200 degrees? Does anybody make little coats for them?

Oh well... I suppose we now have Lebanon for spare parts.

July 20, 2006 1:38 AM  

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