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Kudos to Spain, Again
2005.07.12 (Tue) 10:12
Hot on the heels of their legalization of gay marriage, Spain is once again pissing off the Christian contingent by pushing forward legislation aimed at allowing therapeutic cloning for embryonic stem cell research. From the Washington Post:
Spain plans to introduce legislation allowing therapeutic cloning, its Health Minister said on Monday, a decision likely to bring a new clash between the governing Socialists and the Roman Catholic church.
Governments of countries including Britain, Belgium, Singapore and China say the technique offers hope for a cure to conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer's and spinal cord injuries.
But the Vatican, the Bush administration in the United States and anti-abortion groups argue that it constitutes the taking of human lives.
The Vatican, anti-abortion groups, and the Bush administration. Shouldn't one of these three entities not be motivated by pro-Christian sentiment? What a wonderfully progressive contingent the United States is aligned with.
The article also contains our favorite quote of the week:
In an interview in newspaper El Mundo, [Health Minister] Elena Salgado said the legislation could be effective by next year.
"The Church has always been opposed to the advances of science, but fortunately science has continued progressing. And thanks to that we live in better conditions," she said.
And what do we have from the United States on stem cell research? From the Register in May, "Bush pledges to veto stem cell bill." In case you don't recall, the bill in question would make it legal to utilize the unused products of IVF treatments to extract stem cells, rather than tossing them in the trash after their allotted time in cold storage.
Here the United States sits as the world leaves us behind. At least we'll have the Pope to keep us company. Bully for us.
According to the bible thumpers that have been spouting off in the U.S. about their "culture of life" and "family values," we fully expect Spain to go the way of Atlantis and crumble into the sea any day now. Any day now....
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