U.S. President George W. Bush cast his first veto on Wednesday to block legislation to expand embryonic stem cell research, putting him at odds with top scientists, most Americans and some fellow Republicans.NYTIMES:
"It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect, so I vetoed it," Bush said of the research that involves tiny human embryos. ...
The issue has become ethically and politically volatile because extracting the cells entails destruction of an embryo.
Bush believes that is destroying a life. His opponents say the research, which would be done only on excess embryos from fertility treatments that would otherwise be destroyed, is potentially life-saving. ...
“This bill would support the taking of innocent human life,” Mr. Bush said at the White House, surrounded by scores of children born as a result of an embryo-adoption program and their parents.THE GUARDIAN (UK):
“Each of these human embryos is a unique human life with inherent dignity and matchless value,” Mr. Bush said. Looking at the children around him, he said to loud applause, “These boys and girls are not spare parts.”
The living breathing dreaming children who were with George W. Bush as he vetoed this bill were all adopted as embryos through the SNOWFLAKES EMBRYO ADOPTION PROGRAM.Mr Bush appeared yesterday with 18 families who had "adopted" frozen embryos discarded by other couples but subsequently used to have children.
"Each of these children was adopted while still an embryo and has been blessed with a chance to grow, to grow up in a loving family," Mr Bush said. "These boys and girls are not spare parts."
(VIDEO OF HIS REMARKS HERE AT EXPOSE THE LEFT.)
And this program intimates the ULTIMATE moral and political solution to the ENTIRE abortion problem.
As we all know, thew REAL problem is not abortion; the REAL problem is UNWANTED PREGNANCIES, and abortion is just a REAL BAD SOLUTION to that problem.
Embryo adoption is the solution - for pregnant women who don't want to go to term. Instead of aborting, they should give up their embryo for future adoption.
It's a WIN-WIN-WIN: the pregnant woman gets to terminate her pregnancy; the embryo gets a chance to live and breath and dream; and loving parents - who would otherwise not be able to have a pregnancy or a child - get to have a pregnancy and a baby!
Each side in the abortion debate - instead of financing political brawls - should finance medical research to make this a reality, and charities to make it a viable alternative for all women who have unwanted pregnancies.
We could shut down EVERY ABORTION CLINIC, and re-open them as embryo extraction, freezing and adoption centers.
(I have bloggeed on this before: HERE.) Full round-up HERE.