Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A cautionary tale

Julia Gorin writes in today's online American Spectator:

It looks like the recent pro-embryonic-stem-cell spot that Michael J. Fox did for Missouri Senate candidate Claire McCaskill was effective, since McCaskill won the seat. Indeed, this month's sweeping Democratic victory could spell a victory for embryonic stem cell research as well.

It's a bit baffling, though. One would think that having Parkinson's Disease would be enough for a person. But apparently Fox also wants a brain tumor. Recall a study published in the May 1996 edition of the American Academy of Neurology's journal Neurology, in which a Parkinson's patient in China was implanted with embryonic and fetal stem cells. The subject's brain grew bone, skin, and hair -- essentially a Siamese twin; he died.

I understand Democrats are for euthanasia, but there's got to be an easier way. A gun would be quick and less painful, but -- sure enough -- they're against those, preferring the torturous, drawn-out route instead. We should have seen the warning signs when instead of just injecting Terri Schiavo with something, they wanted her to starve and thirst for three weeks until her swollen tongue protruded, her skin cracked, lips and nose bled as she heaved, vomited, had seizures, and gasped for air.

Fetal tissue was also once thought to be a promising avenue for treating neurological disorders. But in 2001 the New England Journal of Medicine reported on a U.S. study in which patients implanted with cells from aborted fetuses started to writhe and twist about, jerking their heads and flinging their arms. As one of the researchers in the study described it, they also started to "chew constantly, their fingers [went] up and down, their wrists flex[ed] and distend[ed]....It was tragic, catastrophic. It's a real nightmare."

One subject reacted so negatively that he now needed a feeding tube. (And we know where that leads.)

As one of the study's sponsors, Dr. Gerald Fischbach, put it: The surgery "is not the final solution that people would have hoped."

There you have it in their own words: They're working toward a Final Solution with human experimentation.

Remember: Guns don't kill people. Using dead babies for cures does.

Do you know what the difference between this and Ann Coulter style hyperbole is? This isn't hyperbole. Every factual assertion made here is exactly as stated with no exaggeration. I have seen the videos of the Parkinson's sufferers who got the fetal cells. It is horrible.

Left liberalism is a death cult. Fetal stem cell research is it's latest sacrament, right up there with abortion and euthanasia.