I don't pretend to be a scientist. Hell, I got a C- in college meteorology and that was that the extent of anything I could call science.
However I know that stem cells could promise some amazing results and possibly even cures for people suffering from serious diseases.
Reading a story like this just makes me want to go visit every pro-life, anti-stem cell person and ask... WHY!?!? Why would you doom this human life to death and extinguish any hope for cure? Why would you take away the possibility for that family to keep their mother? How would you feel if this was the mother of your children or your father? Would you want them to have the chance then? Ask Nancy Reagan about that.
While I think it's noble that these people talk about all human life having value, I just don't really buy it. How can you say that, really?
Mr. Bush promises to veto anything to do with stem cell research because "human life has value." Yet he wants to send so many of our living, breathing American citizens to fight and die. If human life has enough value that we protect it, even at a one-cell stage, you'd think we'd avoid war at any cost. No matter what, we'd have to go a pacifist route to keep the sanctity of human life.
I guess Bush could spout something about "sacrifice for the greater good." Yes, we have to send our finest to fight for the security of all Americans. Okay fine.
Well then let me talk a little bit about sacrifice.
How about the sacrifice to save people from suffering, disease and death? If some cells need to be sacrificed for the common good of all Americans and really-- people everywhere, I think we should do it right?
I'm only using the Bushman's logic here....