Saturday, July 30, 2005


Frist's Gist

I don't want anyone to think that my primary goal, with this site, is to deal with pro-life/pro-choice matters. When those issues are news-or if something comes to mind, I'll let you know what I'm thinking.
Bill Frist caved, this week, in the right's bid to limit or ban stem cell research. But, as I thought about this, and marvelled at why this good man (I lived in TN when he gained his seat and was happy to support him) who seems to be headed for a run at the whitehouse, would take this stance. He has a point, though!
If you paid attention to any debate on the Senate floor, yesterday, you'll understand why he did it. The Democrats are hammering home a fact (yes, it is a fact) that unused embryos developed by the process of invitro fertilization are, at some point, discarded. As far as I can tell, this is true and it is also legal!
I don't think the Republicans have offered a valid argument against that important issue. It would be pretty hard to do so-how do you justify CREATING human embryos that you KNOW will end up being destroyed (there are always some-in every single case, as I understand it) while maintaining a stance against the use of those to be destroyed for research which could possibly bring great medical benefit?
With the abortion issue-and the stem-cell issue, we seem to have a consensus developing!
Three solutions, as I see it!

1) Rescind any and all legislation allowing the developement of embryos.

2) Do exactly as Frist intends to do.

3) Make a legal determination that "human life" begins at the point when the embryo attaches itself to the uteran wall.

I say we continue down the slippery slope !

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