Monday, February 12, 2007

The Stem-Cells DarthDoyle Doesn't Want

DarthDoyle continues his press to make Wisconsin a haven for Embryonic-Stem-Cell Research.

That reveals two things: first, that Doyle has no problem sacrificing morality; and second, that Gummint-types are simply incapable of making decisions based on scientific developments.

The Texas Heart Institute has progressed to the clinical phase of a FDA approved trial, using stem cells to repair the damage done by heart attacks, with the researchers being encouraged by the positive out-comes shown in pre-clinical trials. The results of the study will be evaluated after a six month follow up and presented in 2008. Despite what one may think about stem cell research, it’s difficult to dispute the facts that have shown, time and time again, that stem cells are effective in treating diseases and improving the lives of debilitated patients around the world.

The research I mentioned above involves adult stem cells which are actually taken from the patient’s own fat tissue. Adult stem cell research has shown positive clinical results and useful treatments in human beings without compromising life including blindness, paralysis and child onset leukemia; while the same can not be said for the hopes in theoretical embryonic stem cell cures.

So while Darth continues to beat a drum which is clearly becoming outdated, Texas will capture a prize.

Good work, Darth.

Germane is the following quote from John Paul II:

...the original and inalienable right to life is questioned or denied on the basis of a parliamentary vote or the will of one part of the people-even if it is the majority. This is the sinister result of a relativism which reigns unopposed: the "right" ceases to be such, because it is no longer firmly founded on the inviolable dignity of the person, but is made subject to the will of the stronger part.

In this way democracy, contradicting its own principles, effectively moves towards a form of totalitarianism. The State is no longer the "common home" where all can live together on the basis of principles of fundamental equality, but is transformed into a tyrant State, which arrogates to itself the right to dispose of the life of the weakest and most defenceless members, from the unborn child to the elderly, in the name of a public interest which is really nothing but the interest of one part.

Next: Darth proposes the "New Deal," a comprehensive public-works-employment program for unemployed Wisconsinites--that is, those who survived DarthDoyle's totalitarian tendencies.

HT: Cosmos Liturgy Sex

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