Yes, I know that is an unusually long headline, but it accurately sums up virtually every story in the Big Media today about President Bush's veto yesterday of the embryonic stem cell research bill. And, of course, it is 100% wrong.
On this issue, President Bush is absolutely right.
Here's the truth you won't hear from the Big Media propagandists. 1. The veto does not prevent or block embryonic stem cell research. It does prevent the government from forcing you to pay for it with your tax dollars. The research continues around the country.
1. The veto does not prevent or block embryonic stem cell research. It does prevent the government from forcing you to pay for it with your tax dollars. The research continues around the country.
2. Embryonic stem cells are not the only option for life- saving cures. Stem cells from umbilical cords, placentas and amniotic fluid show just as much, and in many cases more, promise for cures. In fact, adult stem cells have actually provided successful treatments for scores of individuals with a variety of illnesses.
3. The evidence is overwhelming that many of those pushing for the right to destroy human embryos in order to harvest cells have a larger agenda - unregulated human cloning.
The ink from the president's veto pen was barely dry yesterday by the time Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Howard Dean had all condemned the president with the same theme Big Media has used in the last 24 hours: science should not be limited by morality. They are wrong. That is one dangerous idea, my friends.
Of course science must be restrained by moral thinking just as every other aspect of life - from economics to politics - should be. German scientists helped develop the gas chambers of the Holocaust. American scientists used poor blacks as guinea pigs without their knowledge. Australian scientists have fertilized a pig's ovum with human sperm. The "pig- man" that started growing was killed in a few days. Science without moral guidelines ought to frighten us all.
(Gary Bauer, End of Day, 6/21/07)