[personal profile] forsyth
And president Bush again makes my head explode.

The one bill he's vetoed the first bill of the ENTIRE time he's been in office, and it's a broadly supported bill to expand stem cell research. Because "It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect, so I vetoed it," Bush said.

A moral boundary our decent society needs to respect.

A moral boundary our decent society needs to respect...

THE GUY WHO LIED US INTO A WAR AND AUTHORIZED FUCKING TORTURE IS LECTURING US ABOUT MORAL BOUNDARIES OF TINY CLUMPS OF UNDIFFERENTIATED CELLS. THAT ARE NOW JUST GOING TO BE THROWN IN THE GARBAGE.

"Several polls have shown a clear majority of Americans support the research, which would use embryos that already exist in fertility clinics and would otherwise be thrown out to search for cures of conditions like diabetes, spinal cord injuries, and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases."

THAT'S the moral line our "decent society" needs to respect? Instead of, say, NOT BOMBING CHILDREN AND LYING TO THE COUNTRY AND TORTURING PEOPLE AND PUTTING YOUR INCOMPETENT CRONIES IN CHARGE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES THAT PEOPLES LIVES DEPEND ON? MORAL LINE MY ASS! AND his moral line requires we not use these embryos for stem cell research, so instead they're going to be thrown in the GARBAGE. Which the President is fully aware of. If he's not, that's even scarier than the fact he's blatantly lying and throwing people's lives to his fundamentalist base. WORST. ADMINISTRATION. EVER.

To paraphrase someone else, "Remember kids, it's okay to make 28 embryos to get a woman of 50 pregnant. But heaven forbid the extra 27 get used for science."

For a little more reasoned commentary, check out slacktivist.
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