quasi in rem

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

As a former embryo, I appreciate this editorial... in USA TODAY:

"For those who believe advancing stem-cell research is the only human good at issue in this debate, the Bush policy obviously makes no sense. But for those who see the ethical and political complexity of the stem-cell question � involving the possibility of curing terrible diseases, the ethical perils of turning nascent human life into raw material and the need to balance and respect the moral views of a diverse country � the Bush policy remains both principled and prude"

I think it is important for those who have religious qualms with stem cell research to do thier best to remove this aspect of their belief system from the public debate. Not because it is innappropriate, but because so many listeners simply turn off their conciousness when religion enters into a public policy discussion.

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