Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Where in the world is she getting this idea?

Dana Reeve, widow of Christopher Reeve, on gutting "surplus" IVF embryos for their stem cells:
A lot of people will say, 'Well, you have no right to tamper with human life.' By 'tampering with human life,' I believe that they're talking about using an early cell that even if it were implanted, that it would not become a human being. That's where you get stem cells from. This is not a baby. It's not an embryo. It is pre-embryonic. This is something that would not, once it was implanted, turn into a human being.

Mrs. Reeve, if these "surplus" embryos from IVF clinics couldn't develop into babies if implanted, then the IVF clinics in question were defrauding their customers.

Is she really this clueless? She's either lying or has her head so deep in the sand it's a wonder she can breathe. How can any human adult, without some kind of organic brain dysfunction, claim that the frozen embryos in IVF labs aren't capable of developing into babies in the womb?

Thanks to JivinJehoshaphat for the tip.

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