Thursday, August 24, 2006

Putting your life where your mouth is

Via Talking Points Memo, a proposal to submit pledge forms to politicians opposed to embryonic stem cell research, where they promise not to use any treatment derived from such research:

“Because of my strong opposition to embryonic-stem-cell research, I hereby pledge that should I, at any point in the future, develop diabetes, cancer, spinal-cord injuries or Parkinson’s, among other diseases, I will refuse any and all treatments derived from such research, at home or abroad, even if it costs me my life. Signed, ______”

Makes my bet offers look really tame. I think it's a fair thing to ask of them though, especially the ones that deny the medical value of stem cell research. It could also be modified easily for those politicians that want to pretend the Bush policy of researching old stem cell lines is okay.

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