Best title ever from the editors and pseudoeditors over at the blog.bioethics.net: “President to Stem Cell Community: Drop Dead.”
In fact, the President demonstrated the “checks and balances” guaranteed in the Constitution by vetoing a bill that did not allocate new funds and that would have encouraged the unethical destruction of embryos without a clear source of payment.
I’ll bet they laid this strategy out at the Progressive lunch last week. As I said, if you want to know what the “progressives” are doing, just listen to what they’re accusing others of doing.
While accusing the President of beginning his embryonic stem cell policy with a lie, saying that Karl Rove knows something about rats, and blurring the line between ethical and unethical “stem cells,” Glen McGee quotes Caplan as he reminds us that death is the subject for the embryo destroyers.
Caplan asks why the President hasn’t shut down IVF clinics if he’s so concerned about human embryos.
Nothing was shut down. US taxes have never payed for in vitro fertilization and have never been used to destroy embryos even before August, 2001, although it was legal with non-tax money then and it’s legal now.