>There ought to be daisies.
Art Caplan posted the YouTube version of the most negative campaign ad I’ve ever seen, over at the blog.bioethics.net site.
The ad has three people, telling us about their future with disease.
Each uses the phrase “stem cells,” without specifying what kind of stem cells.
None of them predict that they will die.
The little girl will probably be old enough to vote herself before any embryonic stem cell is used in humans — if the ever are.
>Why do they lie? This is like people claiming that MADD opposes "allowing people to operate automobiles" and leaving out that they only oppose operating automobiles while drunk! "A lie can make it halfway around the world while the truth is still putting its boots on." Mark Twain
>Here's the email I sent them:I tried to call but your line was busy.Does your organization even care that your add is blatantly misleading? Your ad represents refusal to fund embryonic stem cell research as opposition to *all* stem cell research. This is on a par with representing MADD as "opposed to allowing people to operate automobiles" while omitting the fact that MADD only objects to people operating automobiles while drunk. Did your organization do this knowingly, or were you tricked into it?If you go to Do No Harm, you can learn about over 70 currently available treatments with *adult* stem cells. Adult stem cell treatments are curing leukemia, helping the lame to walk, helping the blind to see, and healing damaged hearts. Whereas embryonic stem cells have produced nothing but spasticity, tumors, and dead mice. http://www.stemcellresearch.org/It's wrong to put lies in a child's mouth. If your organization has any decency at all, it will not only pull that ad, but will issue an apology and a retraction.In the mean time, I am going to send a donation to Congressman Walsh, earmarked for countering the falsehood of your ad.Christina DuniganSokcho, South Korea
>Grannygrump, you're my hero!Thank you!
>Dishonest ad… very well produced though! That one is going to win a few votes, I think. Credit where credits due :)Im very much in favour of embryonic cell research myself, but misleading adverts are a very impolite way to campaign for it.
>According to LifeSite, they've stopped running the ad but are saying it's only because they've decided to "focus more on other issues."How about focusing on the truth? Wouldn't that be nice for a change?