Wednesday, October 25, 2006

On Stem Cells

I saw the ad with Michael J. Fox on it. It was hard for me to watch, almost heartbreaking. I don't have a thing for Fox, but when you see someone who is seemingly young and healthy throughout your childhood, fall to such an illness at a young age, it's depressing.

I was livid when I heard about Limbaugh's remarks. What an asshole. You can't fake Parkinsons, and anyone with a half a brain could tell that Fox wasn't acting...which goes to show that Limbaugh lacks even a half a brain. I suspect that he might share a quarter of a brain with Ann Coulter. We should send these two with the Phelps family to Iraq for a holiday.

Now, there are commercials done by healthy celebrities (most of which I've never even heard of). If that doesn't seem hypocritical, I don't know what does. It's like the bigger, healthier bully picking on the weak, asthmatic kid in the playground.

Or a guy (not a doctor) spouting off on how women should manage their reproductive systems...even though he lacks a uterus of his own.

After careful thought, I think I have come up with a viable solution for everyone regarding the matter of the stem cell initiative. Go to the polls and mark for or against. When it passes, those who voted against it can be put on a list so they don't have to reap the benefits of the research. That way, their conscience can still remain clear. Sure, those who voted in favor may be cured of cancer, but those who voted against get to go to heaven while the rest of us sinners will win an express trip to the gates of hell.

Doctor: You have stage 4 cancer of the brain. It's terminal.
Patient: Oh no!
Doctor: However, I am happy to report that we have a cure for it.
Patient: That's great!
Doctor: (thumbing through chart) Oh dear...
Patient: What is it?
Doctor: You voted no on stem cell research, and I am afraid that you can't have this cure because that's how it was discovered. Wouldn't want you to seem like a hypocrite or anything.
Patient: But...

I don't see how anyone could be against finding cures for diseases. Maybe if they were afflicted with one, they might think differently.

So, if you don't want a cure for anything, that's fine...but don't deprive those who do. Somehow, I think that is someone were laying in a hospital bed and the difference between living and dying came down to a cure that was discovered by stem cell research, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would decline it...even the ones who didn't want it in the first place.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like that idea!

They feel so strongly about it? Let them bet their lives on it.

I also STRONGLY suspect that most so called Pro Life assholes don't know the difference between a zygote, a blastocyst, an embryo, or a fetus.

I invite them to educate themselve:

http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_fetu.htm

Anonymous said...

That is the best idea EVER! LOL

I hope Rush contracts some horrible disease. Fuck karma, I'm still wishing it.

Tracey said...

Ooh, tough topic. I'm not sure where I stand on any of the stem cell research so I'm not going to comment, but like your blog!