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Eminent Domain Stuff

New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Monday, April 25, 2005


Human Cloning

These sorts of things disgust me:

The Case for Cloning Humans

Controversial? Yes. But this approach might just be the best way to understand and treat otherwise intractable diseases | By Ian Wilmut

A few months ago I, along with Christopher Shaw at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, applied to the British government for a license to clone human embryos. That license was awarded on February 8. Yet contrary to the public consternation that then arose, our goal is not to "clone babies," but rather to understand how nerve cell development goes awry in patients with motor neuron disease (MND), also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig disease.
This whole issue is not going away, and the more articles like this that get published the more likely people are to acquiesce to this barbaric practice. Of course Dr. Wilmut doesn't want to (say he will) "clone babies". That wouldn't be ethical (oh, and it also wouldn't get him the money, interesting coincidence, no?). All he wants to do is to understand and cure diseases. Oh, how lovely.

What he's not telling you is that he will, in fact, "clone babies". He will cause the creation of an organized collection of matter that, given its natural environment (i.e., the womb) would develop into a full term infant.

The very fact that the pro-cloning side needs to go to such semantic lengths suggests that they know exactly what sort of reaction the truth would elicit.


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