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(Quote altered to put full statement in a row. the paragraph below it was in between these two quotes)
During a campaign event in Columbia, Missouri, Biden did not mention his Republican counterpart by name but said, "I hear all this talk about how the Republicans are going to work in dealing with parents who have both the joy ... and the difficulty of raising a child who has a developmental disability, who were born with a birth defect." ...
"Well, guess what, folks? If you care about it, why don't you support stem cell research?" asked Biden, the running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama.
Biden's support of stem cell research is at odds with the position taken by the Republicans' vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose 5-month-old son, Trig, has Down syndrome.
Palin, an evangelical Christian, opposes stem cell research because it involves the use of human embryos, but her running mate, GOP presidential nominee McCain, does support stem cell research.
Originally posted by ANoNyMiKE
I seriously fail to see how this is in any way offensive or "a new low". You'd have to really sit down and consciously convince yourself that this should offend you to take that position I think lol
Originally posted by dgtempe
Please get a grip. It most certainly is not a new low....we can credit Bush and Co. with that honor.
Through stem cell miracles can be accomplished, including new healthy life for a child.
So now technology can go around it? At worse Biden is not up to date with scientific accomplishments right now.
Originally posted by jasonjnelson
reply to post by ANoNyMiKE
Really? You don't find it offensive when he say's that he, (biden) is bothered by republicans talking about the "Joy" of having disabled kids (find me a republican candidate who has recently employed such a phrase other than Gov. Palin) when they don't support the use of aborted babies for medical gain.
One, this is not the case of not supporting the program, just where the stem cells came from. As previously stated, this was solved within 5 years of the controversy. They can use spinal stem cells from adults, skin cells from adults, and also, the placenta.
Two, to imply that a mother doesn't care about cures for her child's illness is ridiculous. Especially when Sen. Biden has supported abortion for reasons including the termination of fetus's who are disabled.
This is beyond offensive mate. And I have broken my own month and a half long exile from this forum just to say so.
Originally posted by bknapple32
Context is important people.