[T]he same day President Bush vetoed a bill that would have forced taxpayers to further subsidize embryonic stem-cell experimentation, he signed the Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006.
The former got lots of negative press; the latter caused barely a stir. The latter bode poorly for embryonic stem-cell research’s public image. Better to ignore.
At any rate, a ban on fetus farming wasn’t controversial, passing unanimously in both the Senate and House. Fetus farming seems far-fetched.
But ratifying FFPA scythed a huge swath through plans of embryonic stem-cell harvesters – laudable quick work by pro-life academics and politicos before the other side’s powerful lobby could sway self-interested politicians and Americans.
Never heard of this, you say? Well, it’s only the next logical step from a culture that believes that some should be killed to benefit others. The whole concept of fetal farming exists because of the sheer complexity of the human body and the fact that matches for organs that may be able to be grown from embryonic tissue is staggering. Even family are not always perfect matches for some organs. So if the scientists and researchers were actually able to find some sort of magical cure, in order to actually be implemented we would need to have a lot of different tissue types and blood types to choose from.
Remember what a fetus is– it’s a unborn child more than 8 weeks old with all of its organs intact. You can see in the image the size of these children. Now you understand why it was a no-brainer to pass this legislation. You see, it is a very slippery slope to start labeling children as tissue– one that leads to all sorts of things that we may one day wake up (soon, I hope) and mourn what we have done and what we have become.