From CNN, two quotes from two stubborn, ignorant assholes who are
STILL on the wrong side of this argument:
Frankly, federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research can bring on embryo harvesting, perhaps even human cloning that occurs," Eric Cantor said. "We don't want that. That shouldn't be done. That's wrong."
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, said the Bush policy imposed ethical limits on science.
"My basic tenet here is I don't think we should create life to enhance life and to do research and so forth," Shelby said. "I know that people argue there are other ways. I think we should continue our biomedical research everywhere we can, but we should have some ethics about it."
In the amount of time that George W. Bush had strangled funding for embryonic stem cell research, we could have found cures for debilitating illnesses such as Parkinsons, founded treatments for everything from alzheimers, cancers and other maladies, and possibly have been on our way toward creating limbs for those war veterans that have come home from Bush's war without them.
It's mind-boggling the advances we would have seen in the past eight years had funding been made a available and strains of available embryos not been essentially "outlawed."
George Bush and these narrow-minded, wrong-on-every-count-group-of-lock-step-assholes have as much blood on their hands in their obstruction of this measure as they've had with the Iraq war. The thing is about this - we KNOW what the potential has been here. Squashing it due to the religious beliefs of a few is truly criminal.
Countless families would not have had to see a loved one go so soon.
Countless parents could have held their sick children a little bit longer.
Countless friends would not have had to have seen their close friends pass away because the cure or treatment for their diseases were a decade away when they could have been right now.
Embryo farms. Cloning. Nice scare tactics from people who do nothing but that. I am forever amazed at the brazen ignorance of this small minority of simple-minded people. While I do not hope ill will on anyone, it's likely someday soon many of them may find themselves facing a situation that could have been better and less emotionally or physically painful had they approved funding for this. It is, sadly, the only time the stubborn learn when they are wrong. It's ashame it ALWAYS comes too late for the rest of us.
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