Friday, July 29, 2005

"Limp" Frist Breaks With Bush on Stem Cells

Since it has become increasingly clear over the last several months that Bill "Limp" Frist is on nobody's short list to become the next Republican Presidential candidate, he has decided to now come out in the open and break with President Bush publically over stem cell research. On the Senate floor, Frist said,

"While human embryonic stem cell research is still at a very early stage, the limitation put into place in 2001 will, over time, slow our ability to bring potential new treatments for certain diseases...Therefore, I believe the president's policy should be modified. We should expand federal funding ... and current guidelines governing stem cell research, carefully and thoughtfully, staying within ethical bounds."

This analysis, of course, ignores the fact that the federal government has no business using my tax dollars to fund this research, and there is no proof that embryonic stem cell research is superior to adult stem cell research...there is only supposition. Saying that the government will stay within "within ethical bounds" is laughable...what is ethical about harvesting human life for research?

I find it disgusting that, once again, the supposed leadership of the Republican Party has the moral integrity of a limp noodle. Get rid of Frist now!

NIF also has a link to the NYT story...

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