Re: Only 24 out of 64 Stem Cell Lines Are Viable

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Sep 06 2001 - 11:14:16 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> September 5, 2001; 2:00 PM PDT; Washington, D.C. (CNN) -- HHS
> Secretary Tommy Thompson revealed under questioning by Senator Kennedy's
> Senate Sumcommittee this morning that "only 24 out of the 64 NIH-approved
> Stem Cell Lines are actually viable."
> [Yeah, but at least *no more poor little shivering 8-celled babies will be gutted and murdered in their beds before they can even be baptized*!]

Do we wanna bet whether Bush opens the window again?

> Damien Broderick
> [okay, maybe that's a-few-hundred-celled babies, including all the precursor cells for the placenta--and how come we don't hear more about the moral rights of the poor, lonely, shivering, rejected placentas, eh?]

Because placentas can't grow up to be registered voters, and if they
did, they'd probably vote Democrat anyways...

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