Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Life-issues in my old stomping grounds

In Missouri, stem-cell research scientist...I mean actor Michael J. Fox was stumping for Clair
McCaskill and the ballot initiative to promote the destructive research and human cloning. I wish that I could somehow still vote in MO so I could support Jim Talent. One interesting item is that Fox supposedly said "I'm a one-issue guy." Abortion advocates have long derided pro-lifers as "single issue voters," so I wonder where's the outrage (actually I don't wonder).

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In Jefferson City, Missouri Association of Fire Fighters Locals 42 and 3808 have endorsed the stem-cell research ballot initiative. The line this time is that it will lead to treatments that will help burn victims. Now obviously, if actors and firefighters are issuing position papers on biomedical research, the research must be conclusive, right?

Not according to MIT Professor James Sherley. Speaking this week from Australian National University, he points out that precisely because of the potency of stem cells, they cause tumors when injected into human subjects. Thus, he says, stem cell treatments are no more likely to work than we are likely to cure cancer. At any rate, the cure for cancer must come first.

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And this out of Topeka, KS where it was my great misfortune to live for a few years (lots of good friends from there though), pro-life state Attorney General Phil Kline was looking into cases of sexual abuse and key evidence was whether certain victims had had (or been forced to have) abortions. Of course, the abortion mills would not cooperate and pro-abortion challenger Paul Morrison threatened to try to shut down the probes. He's apparently now backing down, but he's still running negative adds against Kline.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What, you have a problem with Canadians stumping for politcal issues in Missouri?

Sunday, October 15, 2006 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Trent_Dougherty said...

It all depends on the Canadian!

Monday, October 16, 2006 9:57:00 AM  

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