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Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Frozen logic, melted values

'Snowflake' babies bring stem cell debate to life

Let me see if I understand this correctly.

Embryos are "human beings from conception," Houston native Tracy Jones, 32, said Tuesday. She proudly showed the first picture of her child — when he was just a mass of cells.

Mrs. Jones and her husband are born again Christians who can’t conceive. They initially planned to adopt until they heard about a program that freezes, then thaws embryos and implants them in the wombs of those who wish to give birth to them.

The couple was matched with and adopted 10 unused embryos from a family in Michigan. Three survived the thawing process (the survival rate is about 50 percent), and were implanted in Tracy's womb. One took hold. The whole process cost them about $7,500.

This is where I get lost. According to their definition (an embryo is a human being), they killed nine human beings so they could conceive one baby. When there is an abundance of already born children needing homes and loving families, these hypocrites kill nine human beings just so they could call this baby their own.

Then they have the gall to display their baby as a poster child in the fight against embryonic stem cell research, because it "violates the sanctity of human life". Talk about twisted logic.

Christian values? In this case, it’s an oxymoron.


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