Can stem cells that don’t kill the embryo help Mark Green stem Jim Doyle’s attacks?

August 24th, 2006

If I were Mark Green, cialis generic click I’d seize on the possibilty of creating embryonic stem cells WITHOUT destroying the embryos as a godsend in his election fight with Jim Doyle.

Even though ethical questions remain, he needs to use this opportunity to keep Doyle from painting him as a luddite and anti-cure.

By saying he supports exploring this technique along with proposing a state-sponsored focus on adult stem cells, Green can totally defuse one of Doyle’s most potent weapons.

I actually think how Green handles this moment will be one of the deciding factors of the election.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. folkbum  |  August 24th, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    That would mean Green’d be disagreeing with Bush on the issue. I don’t think he’s capable of that.

  • 2. Sean Hackbarth  |  August 28th, 2006 at 1:24 am

    Since scientists, ethicists, and other big thinkers still have to get their minds around the research I would hope politicians like Green wouldn’t jump to a conclusion.

  • 3. Administrator  |  August 28th, 2006 at 9:19 am

    To be brutally honest, it’s not about conclusions, it’s about politics.

    Even if this technique turns out not to be legitimate, it gives Green the opportunity to say…”I’d be OK with this. I’m not anti-science. My ethics don’t allow me to support destroying unborn life, but I would probably find something like this acceptable.”

    Basically, this gives Green an opportunity to take away one of Doyle’s main attacks against Green. And that would be a very good thing.

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