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Posted on 03/09/2009 11:02:39 AM PDT by crymeariver
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I am absolutely sick over this subject tonight. My 24-year old daughter, who is going to school to become a physician’s assistant, was absolutely jubilant tonight over the stem cell news.
I tried to tell her that nothing could justify destroying babies, and she said “it has nothing to do with killing babies, and everything to do with helping hundreds of thousands of sick people”.
She said they will not be allowed to create embryos just for the research, but that they can use embryos that are not “viable”. I don’t understand her argument and I was getting very upset, so I did not continue with her.
Can someone help me refute that argument? I feel like a failure and a coward because I do not like to argue - with anybody - and it breaks my heart that my daughter thinks this is ok. I guess that’s one of the things they taught her in pre-med (which I paid for).
I hope you’re not paying for her current schooling.
There will never be a cure for diabetes from embryo stem cell research.
It will only come from adult stem cell research, using the person’s own cells to be generated into working pancreatic cells. they will not be rejected by the person’s immune system like embryonic stem cells will and are.
no - she is supposed to start in June and has applied for financial aid, student loans, etc. I told her a long time ago that we could not pay beyond a bachelor’s degree for any of them.
The question is, when the Gov't gives the grant does the College still take it's percentage off the top?
The reason I say this is I got into a discussion with a reseacher I know from the U of M. Their complaint was Bush was taking all the money for the wars and when I asked about the higher percentage of the budget going to SSI, M & M I got a blank stare, but I digress...
U of M takes 24% off the top, so if you want 100 grand to go to research you better donate 124 large.... And what are they paying the professional canvasser's to go after the Alumni "Whales" for the large donations? Harvard has them I know that for a fact. So what schools will be doing this and do they have answers to my questions....
Good ponits. (Just a nit, but your math is off. If you want $100 large, you need to ask for about $132 large to have $100 left after they take their 24% cut.)
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