Tuesday, March 02, 2004

On stem cell research

When new science ignites a firestorm - very nice piece in S.F. Chronicle, putting it into personal and historical context.

Talking to bioethicist William F. May (recently sacked by Bush) on priorities:(via)
...he does say that religious conservatives need to understand that one valid principle can collide with another.
He recalled what [May's] own doctor said to him about the question of stem-cell research.

"Bill," May recounted, "if you're in a burning building with a freezer full of hundreds of pre-implanted embryos and with a 2-year-old child, and you had to pick one or the other, which would you save?"

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