Ok. So here’s your choice. You can cure “some of our most devastating diseases” with just one life. Humanity would potentially (!) be better off for the rest of, well, history as a result of this sacrifice. Diseases would disappear, lives would be more fulfilled, people would be happier. And it just requires one life. Choose.
Is it worth…
a. The life of an orphan?
b. The life of a baby conceived by rape or incest?
c. The life of the child of a mother who already has several children, doesn’t have a job, and is struggling to raise the ones she has?
d. Your life?
e. The life of one of your children?
Not a great choice, right? Don’t worry, you don’t have to make it. Obama already made it for you.
President McDreamy has signed an executive order reversing the ban on federal funding for stem cell research, apparently because a majority of Americans believe it’s OK. He even notes in the order that it’s important to respect those of us who believe stem cell research is ethically and morally wrong. BUT, he says, too bad.
We’re gonna do it anyway. (Nanny nanny boo boo).
Now, you may not have ever given the matter any serious thought. Or maybe the issue is interesting to you and you have. I’m somewhere in the middle. On one hand, curing disease is awesome, and kids should be able to be kids without dealing with brain tumors or needles. On the other hand- is it worth the life of anyone, human being, especially if that ONE can’t speak for themselves?
Tough answers. But you didn’t think I’d let this one go by, didja??