Monday, August 08, 2005
Let my transplanted kidney go!
Tbogg has the latest snark on wingnut abuse of the courts. In this case, they're saying that a 40-cell blastocyst is a human being and thus using it for stem cell research is slavery, and they've sued the State of California to stop stem cell research on the basis that slavery is illegal.
Now, Tbogg asks, can those 40,000,000 sperm who did NOT manage to fertilize the egg sue for alienation of affection, since apparently the fertilized egg is a person? I have another one: If using a bunch of undifferentiated cells without their permission is slavery, shouldn't we ask a kidney for permission before we implant it into a human being? And if we do transplant that kidney without its permission, isn't that slavery? Oh, I mean, sure, a kidney has no brain. But neither does a 40-cell blastocyst!
Free the donor organs! Equal rights for transplanted livers! Just because you don't have a brain doesn't mean you should be enslaved without your permission. I mean, look, if that was true, then someone could enslave Congress!
- Badtux the Snarky Penguin
Posted by: BadTux / 8/08/2005 08:46:00 AM
Congress has been enslaved since Bush took office: You're with me or you're a terrorist!
# posted by : 8/8/05 12:26 PM
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