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Diabetes Blogger Experiences Joy Over O's Embryo Destruction Spending
DiabetesMine ^ | 03/09/2009 | Amy Tenderich

Posted on 03/09/2009 11:02:39 AM PDT by crymeariver

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To: armymarinemom

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).

51 posted on 03/09/2009 5:05:17 PM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (Pray for the United States of America!)
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I hope you’re not paying for her current schooling.

52 posted on 03/09/2009 5:07:34 PM PDT by beandog
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To: crymeariver

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.

53 posted on 03/09/2009 5:09:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: beandog

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.

54 posted on 03/09/2009 5:10:34 PM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (Pray for the United States of America!)
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It sounds like your daughter believes that an embryo is not human. This legislature is why so many people had a problem with IVF. A lot of us in the medical profession referred to frozen IVF embryos as frosty tots The name tots very much implied that we thought of them as people. When a family loses a child during pregnancy they do not think of the baby as a lump of flesh. Parents mourn the loss of a baby, their child, someone they would die for. It's a baby no matter what stage of life it is at the moment.
55 posted on 03/09/2009 5:18:16 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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Scientists love it because now they don’t have to do the hard work to lobby for private funds but can now petition the gov for $ which it will easily dole out along with extra money for support. It’s jut more pork.


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....

56 posted on 03/09/2009 5:24:22 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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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.)

57 posted on 03/09/2009 7:35:49 PM PDT by piytar (Obama = Mugabe wannabe. Wake up America.)
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