Destroying the embryos in order to save them
Congressman Mark Green, who never met an embryo he didn't like, tried desperately today to get on the right side of the stem cell research issue.
He pledged $25-million to try to find a way to create new stem cells without destroying embryos.
The problem is that the great new breakthrough he wants to fund just admitted that it destroyed all of the embryos in its project.
Dave Diamond asks :
If the research involves destroying embryos in order to figure out how not to destroy embryos, how does that resolve the "ethical dilemma"?Seth Zlotocha says:
... here's what Wisconsin Right to Life had to say on the topic today: "Amazingly, some researchers are claiming in the wake of this untruthful revelation that if we could just use tax dollars for this unethical research – well, problem solved. How about just discontinuing the unethical research and using adult stem cells which are daily providing real treatments for real people?"UPDATE: Carrie Lynch:
Sounds like a certain GOP candidate we know has some explaining to do.
Let's just call this what it is and get it over with here Team Green. You found yourself on the losing end of an issue so you compromised your beliefs to try to gain some ground back. Those little clumps of cells are either children being experimented on or they are not.ANOTHER UPDATE: Brew City Brawler calls it the $25-million embryo.
In the end Congressman Green is using the "suffering" of what the extreme right, and until today Congressman Green himself, called children for his political gain.