The Senate voted in favor (63-37) of increasing federal funding to embryonic stem cell research, and the vote is now to Bush.
“The simple answer is he thinks murder’s wrong,” said White House spokesman Tony Snow. “The president is not going to get on the slippery slope of taking something living and making it dead for the purposes of scientific research.”
My opinion is this: holding up life-saving therapies is more “murderous” than deciding utilize fetal tissue that would be discarded anyway. I believe that Bush, and people who follow this line, are actually much more immoral than those who would propose to use the tissue to save lives. Also, when has making “something dead for the purposes of scientific research” ever made Bush queasy before? We kill hundreds of thousands of lab animals a year, but I don’t see him complaining. Its specifically about killing “a person,” despite the law not defining embryos as such.
The truth is that there’s too many damn people on this planet anyway. and preventative measures to keep the population at bay (and to ensure *wanted* children) are necessary. And, the law of the land is that abortion is legal. That said, does it actually seem moral to throw potentially life-saving tissue in the garbage rather than allow a therapy to be devised?
THAT seems immoral, and murderous to me.