Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Embryonic Stem Cell Veto

President Bush's veto of the stem cell bill didn't make anyone on either side of the issue very happy. I do like his solution which allows research to continue on embryonic stem cells, but still respects the people who object to it on moral and ethical grounds. I found Hillary Clinton's remarks very disturbing though.
"This is just one example of how the president puts ideology before science, politics before the needs of our families, just one more example of how out of touch with reality he and his party have become," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., told the Take Back America conference of liberal activists Wednesday.

Putting ideology before science. Do you realize how dangerous that is? To make science the almighty god and to hell with the moral and ethical questions that arise. What would happen in hospitals and research centers if ethics does not control science? Does Hillary think that it's OK to nod to science for the good of the people not matter what? Then we should start doing medical experiments on death row inmates. Man, we could really have a lot of medical advances if we could test all of our drugs and surgical techniques on real people. But that would make us no better than the Nazis who did terrible experiments on people. There are many things we can do with science. However capable we are of doing something with science doesn't make it right, ethically or morally.

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