Yesterday the Democratic-controlled House pushed through a bill that would expand federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, even though adult stems cells and those safely derived from amniotic fluid (see Monday’s Thought of the Day) show more promise–and without the ethical problem of killing human embryos. President Bush has promised to veto all such measures. Let’s hope he keeps his word.
The Democratic leaders appear to be hell-bent on proving a point, namely, that human life is disposable if it serves what they deem as the greater good. No one, it seems, will tell them what to do when it comes to life issues and bioethics, no matter how clear and compelling the reasons. To these Democrats, since they can do something, they should do something, and to hell with anyone who tries to stop them, for moral or pragmatic reasons. Heaven help us all.