At 10:12 AM 1/22/01, Hal wrote:
>I don't believe George Will or any other conservatives are going
>to succeed in persuading parents to have disease-ridden children.
>Few parents will want to endure the heartbreak of watching their child
Yes, and I found it interesting to read over the weekend about politicians'
views on stem cell research. The story (I think on MSNBC) revealed that
several prominent congresscritters, while staunchly opposed to abortion,
nevertheless had publicly come out in favor of stem cell research. This
despite the use of embryonic cells. It seems that in each case they had a
relative who could benefit from such research.
Religious opposition is certainly a problem, but when lives are at stake or
terrible suffering can be avoided, religions usually adapt or else
believers selectively re-write their views. Christian opposition to
anaesthesia for women in childbirth didn't last all that long...
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