Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Murder Is Wrong. Is it Not?

Senate approves embryo stem cell bill

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Tuesday after two days of emotional debate to expand federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, sending the measure to President Bush for a promised veto that would be the first of his presidency.

But in a surprise victory for embryonic stem cell supporters, the House defeated a second bill that would have encouraged stem cell research from sources other than embryos. Opponents of that bill, sponsored by Sen. Rick Santorum (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa., called it election-year cover that would allow Bush and other embryonic stem cell opponents to say they nonetheless support stem cell research.

Analysis-Last time I checked murder was wrong. If the law has changed since then please let me know. I do not like people playing politics with life and death issues and that goes for Republican and Democrat alike. The good news is President Bush is going to veto this horrendous bill. A babies age should not matter in whether it lives or dies.


Blogger PB said...

Well, Russ Plag--I have no idea who you are, but it looks as though you have decided to take up the fight for RC. I crown thee RPG, as there is no doubt you will be lobbing political bombshells, in a futile attempt to save the right wingnuttia movement. Let us sit back and watch now as you follow the leader and use patriotism, God and flag to render true patriots helpless.

Haha, just kidding--I will give you a fair chance, but your first blog on stem cell issues has already given me a look into your leanings.

12:35 PM  
Blogger LNaranjoiv said...

( looking )
Oh joy.......and yet again, the RC blog disappears.
And a new one springs up?!?!?!

Kudo's to PB....for the introductionary ' shot across the bow '

Let the feasting begin!!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Russ said...

PB I appreciate the fair chance and you may be very surprised by some of my positions. Stay tuned.


1:42 PM  
Blogger Stalin the Shark said...

Feh. 'Pro disease' is what this post is; 'Pro dying from Alzheimer's', 'Pro I don't care if grandma becomes a vegetable', 'Pro fringe'.

Just another example of how far out of the mainstream the Rs are. I'm looking forward to this one. Can we have another Senate vote?

Hehe, StS

1:51 PM  
Blogger PB said...

RP stands for Russ Plag and the G is thrown in for the wit of it. RPG=Rocket Propelled Grenade. As in, lobbing of firing of bombastic blog entries. A stab at humor, although I think I was out-done by LN!

Looking forward to some fun debate.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Russ said...

Initials HAHA. I am not a bomb thrower just a truth teller.

Ethical Embryonic Stem Cell Research?

Stem cell research can be done morally. No one has the right to play god.

I will say what most won't even talk about. Invitro fertilization is wrong. Creating small humans just to freeze them and maybe if they are lucky be implanted so they can grow up. Thousands just sitting frozen. We should be more civilized.

2:35 PM  
Blogger HD said...

Give me a break, it isn't like stem cell researchers are going out and stealing healthy fertizled eggs. I suppose next you'll be saying society should should make male masturbation illegal, because some sperm is lost that might contribute to the creation of life. If every egg that every woman produces was fertilized and brought to term, the entire world would be like Disneyland on a place to turn without having another person in your face.

4:15 PM  
Blogger Russ said...

HD-There is a difference between sperm and an unfertilized egg and an embryo.

An embryo is the earliest stage of human life. I have an opened mind but your argument is hardly convincing.

6:02 PM  
Blogger HD said...

Stem cell researchers are using eggs that otherwise have gone to waste. Ain't nothing wrong with that...period!

They aren't talking about taking an egg that has been fertilzed.

And, if you are sincere about not preventing life, then my argument about masturbation is valid.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Russ said...

HD an embryo IS a fertilized egg.

7:44 PM  
Blogger HD said...

Well, let me rephrase that, they are only talking about using embryos that fertility clenics are not going to use. To make it ethical, you would chose to what, throw them out?

1:04 PM  
Blogger Russ said...

HD-To make it ethical, you would chose to what, throw them out?

Ideally they would be adopted.

3:36 PM  

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