Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Still trying to save the lives of surplus IVF embryos
The pro-life crowd has been going on and on and on about the horrific price paid by embryos destroyed in the process of conducting embryonic stem cell research (ie therapeutic cloning research). Well, these stem cells are derived from surplus (ie frozen) IVF embryos that would be discarded (well, flushed down the toilet) eventually anyway. This cartoon, to my mind, captures nicely the absurdity of a world view that insists that somehow these frozen embryos have infinite value and should be treated as if they were persons... - hope you will agree/enjoy :).