Suffer the Children, but Not the Embryos???

It's an Op/Ed entitled "Snark", but it's a pretty well restrained variety which hits on one of the most difficult to resolve realities of population growth that Dubya's Wingnuts refuse to acknowledge.
Sunday, July 23, 2006


President Bush vetoed stem cell research while surrounded by adopted children. "These boys and girls are not spare parts," he said. "America must never abandon our fundamental morals."

But what if the children are older than, say, embryonic cells? A recent study shows child poverty in the United States at the highest rate in the developed world (when you include the tax code as part of the equation). Fully one-fifth of all U.S. children live in poverty.

Since we will never abandon our fundamental morals, that means we ought to do something about it, right?

-- Mark Trahant


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