Friday, July 29, 2005

"The Good Doctor"

+JMJ+

Oh, y'all are going to love this [source]:
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday threw his support behind legislation to expand federal financing for embryonic stem cell research, breaking with President Bush and religious conservatives in a move that could impact his prospects for seeking the White House in 2008.

“It’s not just a matter of faith, it’s a matter of science,” Frist said on the floor of the Senate.
Matters of science, which pertain to the world and the created universe, of course, being superior to matters of faith, which pertain to God.
Said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.: “As a physician, Sen. Frist has a moral calling to save lives and alleviate suffering. He honors his Hippocratic Oath today by recognizing the unique healing power of embryonic stem cells.”
Ummm...
“I give huge moral significance to the human embryo, it is nascent human life,” he [Senator Frist] said. “What that means is as we advance science, we treat that embryo with dignity, with respect.”
Ok, let me see if I have the logic straight.
1) We want to heal people
2) We want to treat human embryos with respect
3) The best way to do both is to harvest unwanted embryos for body parts and other things of that nature, since this is, of course, a sign of great respect that your organs etc. are valuable enough for us to want to kill you.

Maybe I'm missing something, here, but somehow I doubt it.

+Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam+

"Under every stone lurks a politician."
-Aristophanes

1 Comments:

At 12:35 PM, Blogger fj said...

not to mention doctors don't take the oath anymore...

 

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