Skip to comments.Obama chief : Embryos are 'just a handful of cells'
Posted on 09/14/2009 6:58:54 PM PDT by RobinMasters
TEL AVIV There is no moral concern regarding cloning human beings since human embryos, which develop into a baby, are "only a handful of cells," argued President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein.
"If scientists will be using and cloning embryos only at a very early stage when they are just a handful of cells (say, before they are four days old), there is no good reason for a ban (on cloning)," wrote Sunstein, who was confirmed by the Senate last week as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
"It is silly to think that 'potential' is enough for moral concern. Sperm cells have 'potential' and (not to put too fine a point on it) most people are not especially solicitous about them," Sunstein wrote in a review of the 2003 book "Our Posthuman Future" by Francis Fukuyama.
Sunstein's comparison is not firm, however, as sperm cells, unlike embryos, do not have the potential to develop into life on their own.
Sunstein, nevertheless, expounded on his attitude toward human cloning in a 2002 paper for the Harvard Law Review, "Is there a constitutional right to clone?"
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...with their OWN DNA that makes them unique human beings, unlike unwanted tissue the mother might be carrying!
Very similar to what's between most Democrat's ears.
When I was shopping for political books I seen a couple of his books. I thought about buying one to read for myself, but I was afraid I would have to go though an exorcism when done reading it, plus I did not want to give a penny to a crazy evil liberal.
"A Handful of Cells?"
This should be titled: Cass Sunstein—Musings of a Drug-Damaged Liberal Mind.
Cute baby. :)
Wish that gubermont guy would send me just a handful of American dollars under the same terms.
You mean the man that David Frum was drooling all over? Oh yeah, I remember him.
But he wants animals to be able to sue.
I can’t post what I want to say. I like FR too much and don’t want to get banned.
... and Barack 0bama is just a somewhat larger handful of cells.
Ain’t worth pissin’ on,Sunstein.
Cass Sunstein. Another Czar that Czucks.
And he’s just an assh*le. Yo, turkey, some cells are more valuable than others. I’ll take the babies, thanks.
Does not mean that it is ok to kill us and play with our remains.
If that is true then how come IN VETRO FERTILIZATION = life? At the moment the sperm and egg are mixed the doctor is satisfied. Sounds like medicine and science know that life begins at a specific moment - not a bunch of cells happpening.
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