Almost exactly a year later, the Times ran a front-page story describing the results of those experiments on Parkinson's patients: Not only was there no positive effect, but about 15 percent of the patients had nightmarish side effects. The unfortunate patients "writhe and twist, jerk their heads, fling their arms about." In the words of one scientist: "They chew constantly, their fingers go up and down, their wrists flex and distend." And the scientists couldn't "turn it off."
So what great advance are we to expect from experimentation on human embryos? They don't know. It's just a theory. But they definitely need to start slaughtering the unborn. Why not have the government give me a lot of money so I can sit around and think. Who knows what I might come up with? I'm clever. It's possible. Give money to Ann or condemn the world to disease and pestilence!
It is simply asserted that scientists need to experiment on human embryos if they are ever going to find a cure for Alzheimer's, cancer, AIDS, Parkinson's and so on. Yeah, maybe. If so, then it's true, but no one has demonstrated that it's true. Liberals are sobbing and groaning that we don't know if SDI will work. We just shot a missile out of the sky; what's their proof?
The left is so transparent: Nobody ever heard of this incredibly important research on human embryos until 10 minutes ago. Yet everyone makes believe he's known about the undiscovered bounty in human embryos forever, and talks about it with real moral indignation. This whole debate is a hoax designed to trick Americans into yielding ground on human experimentation.
Incidentally, whatever happened to all the conjectural cures waiting to be discovered in the rain forest? Somebody found a guava root that tasted good in tea once, and that's the last the rain forest has offered up. The pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. has been combing the rain forest for a decade looking for some useful weed. The results so far? Nothing.
Now it will take forever to chop it down. I have nothing against the rain forest. But I'm confident that, someday, the "scientific community" will decide that we face a choice of chopping it down or risking never finding a cure for cancer.