Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What they won't measure, is how many real, alive, fully-formed human beings will die because of the consequences of this one stroke of the pen

Carpetbagger Report has an excellent deconstruction of W's remarks following his (first-ever!) veto of the bi-partisan stem-cell research bill.

W's speech is fairly aggravating because of all the scientific inaccuracies, but hey, I guess we've come not to expect "science" or "accuracy" from this administration, huh?

And once again, he gives his speech surrounded by so-called "Snowflake" children, that is, children adopted from frozen embryos discarded from fertility clinics.

If Bush is really serious about embryos equaling human life, he should propose legislation requiring that all embryos be implanted, period. That's it. If a couple goes to a fertility clinic, and that clinic winds up producing 5 viable embryos for them, then by god they've got to have 5 kids. We'll be lenient, of course, and let them implant them one at a time.

(Hey, forcing women to carry pregnancies to term against their will is one thing, but the president is very sympathetic to the diffculties of raising twins, heh, heh!)

But of course a law like that would basically halt the business practices of every fertility clinic in the nation.

And many of them are patronized by Republicans.

So we know that won't happen.

(via Crooks and Liars)


GETkristiLOVE said...

You should have heard Catherine Crier go off on it yesterday... I agree with her - why is throwing away stem cells better than, not?

Megan said...

Have I mentioned I hate the fucking president?

Spooney said...

I don't want to live in Jesusland anymore!

Pops said...

That's it, I'm not having unprotected sex with George Bush ANYMORE. Cut off.

vikkitikkitavi said...

GkristiL: Because they know the vast majority of shit-for-brains Americans will never bother to understand the issue to even that non-complex level of complexity

Megan: It bears repeating.

Spooney: Well, you live on the very edge of it, so at least you have water on one side.

Pops: You say that now. But the next time W offers up that cute little bitch ag secretary Mike Johanns for a threesome you'll be singing a different tune.

Grant Miller said...

But what about the children?