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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:57 AM
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Embryonic Stem Cells vs. War
Have you noticed that all the people who say "We should not sacrifice life to make someone else's life better through stem cells" are the same people who basically say "You've got to break a few eggs to make an omelet", the omelet being 'democracy' in Iraq, and a 'few eggs' being the 655,000 innocent people over there, what's up with that?
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:01 PM
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1. And lets not forget the 1000's of veterans it could help
Like one comes to mind Lane Evans Rep. IL and ranking member veterans affairs committee
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:55 PM
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2. I think they think that embryos are innocent and powerless and Iraqis
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 01:10 PM by patrice
are guilty of something and not powerless, ergo not deserving of domestic political action, War resistance, here in the U.S. Of course I disagree with this, but that's the only way that I can think of that they can rationalize the difference between embryos and Iraqis.

Aside from the fact that this sort of perspective assumes the powers of God, blasphemy, in judging who is innocent and who isn't, it's just plane repugnant to fight for a clump of cells and write-off a living breathing human being, but the reasoning would go something like this:

Iraqis, by not organizing and overcoming those in power, are guilty of complicity with Saddam Hussein and current perpetrators of violence. If they don't do what they "should" do it's okay for them to die.

I'm getting a little confused by this though, because if Iraqis are not deserving of political action the same as embryos are, why are they deserving of U.S. Troops dying for them?

And if they say that the Troops are not dying for Iraqis; they're fighting and dying for American "safety" then Iraqi, and Troops', lives are being aborted for the sake of others. The Troops at least had some choice in the matter, and are not ergo powerless like embryos, but Iraqis had no choice, and have not had any choice for decades, due to our machinations in their country, so they ARE powerless "clumps of cells".
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