I Want to Save a Child's Sight!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Not On Faith Alone

Herbert: "The president and these home-front warriors got us into this war and now they don't know how to get us out. Nor do they have a satisfactory answer to the important ethical question: how do you justify sending other people's children off to fight while keeping a cloak of protection around your own kids?"

"If the United States had a draft (for which there is no political sentiment), its warriors would be drawn from a much wider swath of the population, and political leaders would think much longer and harder before committing the country to war." [NYT]

Cuomo: "Mr. Bush does not deny the greater potential of embryonic stem cells: he says his decision was compelled by his belief that retrieving stem cells from the embryo destroys it, thereby resulting in the killing of a human being that cannot be justified no matter how vast the potential benefits."

"The president did not claim his conclusion was based on biomedical science. He said only that it was an expression of his religious faith." [NYT]

I have no doubt that Bush believes what he espouses, that human life begins at conception. I have no doubt that a lot of people believe that, whether is true or not. But can't we get past this religious morass and work on finding cures? Support embryonic stem cell research. [Petition]

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