posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 04:07 AM
This issue has been the victim of political spinning the likes of which few issues ever see. Some seem to be under the impression that babies will be
aborted specifically for the purpose of this research. What it boils down to is that religious elements in the right wing have painted themselves into
a corner. They've been so militant about the idea that every single fetus must be born that they have left no room for contigency planning.
Some unborn children will never be delivered. It's sad but true. Some are going to be legally aborted for one reason or another. At this point it's
no longer a child- it's a cadaver. Now we can let it be disposed of like biological waste, or we can use that tragically wasted life to save another
This research should be done, and the government should get out of the way and let it be done so long as it complies with basic rules of humane
science, which as far as I understand have no problem with experimentation on tissue from cadavers.
Good for California and good for New York. Now if they'd just lighten up on my car, my rifle, and my religion it would be great. One last note; what
are the odds we can get california and new york to cooperate on this and get other states to chip in? We need to do it all the way- not just "drop in
the bucket" for decades to come.