Friday, May 12, 2006

Rick Santorum Sanitizes Stem Cells



In this article, it appears that Rick Santorum has once again compromised his pro life beliefs (if he ever held any) in an effort to win re-election. Two years ago he campaigned for and endorsed proabortion Arlen Specter. Now Santorum is running against Bob Casey, Jr. a prolife Democrat- if there is such a thing.

The stem cell legislation:

U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) yesterday called for federal funding of research that would involve creating an altered human embryo [kind of like a baby Frankenstein]- one that could yield precious stem cells but not implant in a uterus.

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"There are some who believe that... there is controversy around these new entities - these collections of cells - as to whether it is an embryo or not," [there are some- wow it almost sounds like he is talking about other people]Santorum said during a news conference at the University of Pennsylvania. "I feel comfortable, given all of the conversations I have had with a number of bioethicists, that these are appropriate steps to take."


Well ya know what Rick. I don't feel at all "comfortable" because I don't trust you. You had no problem setting aside your prolife beliefs to campaign for the Specter of death and now you have no problem finding a way to support stem cell research- killing babies earlier is what it amounts to.

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But yesterday, Santorum came out in favor of another "attempt to bridge the gap," namely the 2005 report by the President's Council on Bioethics. This report outlines what it calls "ethically uncontroversial" concepts for getting embryonic stem cells - including creating an embryo engineered so that it could not keep growing.[why don't we take people who are dwarfs and experiment on them and kill them because they are unable to keep growing? Idiots.]

"I think Sen. Specter would say [the bill] is not exactly what he wanted. And it raised some concerns for me," Santorum said. "Both of us have compromised."


Compromised, sold out, reneged, capitulated, lied, there are so many verbs to express what you have done but it all comes down to the same thing- you blew it in the name of expediency.


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Yesterday, lead researcher Rudolph Jaenisch of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass., said he was glad that his experiment is spurring legislative debate aimed at funding an acceptable compromise. But at the International Center for Technology Assessment, which neither advocates nor opposes embryonic stem-cell research, bioethicist Jaydee Hanson said making "defective embryos" is no solution.

"Simply redefining something as 'not an embryo' doesn't make it not an embryo," he said.

The other novel approach for obtaining embryonic stem cells involved removing a single cell, called a blastomere, from an eight-cell mouse embryo. Cambridge, Mass., stem-cell researcher Robert Lanza tricked the blastomere into becoming an embryonic stem cell, while the embryo was implanted and developed normally in a mouse. But since a single human blastomere is theoretically able to develop into an embryo, this method, too, raises ethical questions about what constitutes a human life.


Exactly right, Mr. Hanson. Redefining life, is not going to help you Senator Santorum, cooperating with the Specter of death is not going to help you, and prolifers are not going to help you. We are so done with you so just take your pansy good looks and go back to wherever you came from. Even worse than a proabort is someone who pretends to be prolife, promotes himself as prolife, lies to his constituents and supporters while cooperating with evil.

7 comments:

Madeline said...

This plan is chapter and verse right out of "Brave New World." The only real problem, currently, is that the Epsilon Semi-Morons are obviously on top. Poor John Savage.

Thomas Shawn said...

There's a candidate in the Massachusetts governor’s race whose main campaign pitch is to spend billions on this type of bio-med research.

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republicanmother said...

linking this, thank you.