Ramblings of a Social Outcast

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Embryo "Adoption"

Read this about this on Juliesblog and decied to mack a post. http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/2580198

I really, really don't like this term. It just rubs me the wrong way. There is a big difference between adopting a child and receiving a bundle of cells, that [i]might[/i] someday be a child. What's next, sperm adoption? Sperm has the ability to, with an egg of course, become a child too. So, if you steal an embryo, is that considered kidnapping? I figure if you can adopt something and have it count as adopting a child, then stealing that same thing would count as kidnapping. That, of course, means no one can sell eggs, sperm, or embryos, because that's child trafficking. Right?

Our brave and fearless leader, had to take the time to stick his nose in this, too. Um, what about that war? You know, the one you started? Anyway back to the point.

"Snowflake Child" is cutesy term for a child who was born from a mother who received donated embryos. They are Bush's reason for not liking stem cell research. He is of the mindset that every family with extra embryos should donate them to another family. This makes no sense as 1. There aren't enough families and 2. Not every couple wants to donate their extra embryos. Bush doesn't care about what people want, though, otherwise he'd listen to the 67% of the population who are for stem cell research.

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