9 comments July 20th, 2006at 09:41pm Posted by Eli

So… President Bush exercises his veto power for the first time ever in five and a half years, to protect those poor defenseless fertility clinic embryos from being plundered for stem cell research instead of just getting, um… flushed down the toilet or something.

But, on the other hand, he apparently can’t be bothered to do much of anything for all the post-embryonic Lebanese and Americans that Israel is raining explosives on.

Okay. Just so long as we’re clear.

(Note to Israel: Do not bomb any Lebanese fertility clinics, or you’ll be sorry.)

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  • 1. flory  |  July 20th, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    (Note to Israel: Do not bomb any Lebanese fertility clinics, or you’ll be sorry.)

    No. It’s prolly ok — long as they’re Muslim fertility clinics. Just don’t bomb the xtian ones.

    Do they have snowflake babies in the middle east? Or are they sandstorm babies?

  • 2. spocko  |  July 20th, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    I wrote this last year.

    Focus on the Family Demands Global Halt to In Vitro Fertilization

    Standard methods lead to death of thousands of unborn children

    Colorado Springs, Colo. — EMBARGOED UNTIL June 6, 2005 Focus on the Family Founder Dr. James Dobson, today called for an immediate worldwide halt to all in vitro fertilization procedures. “This procedure almost always results in the death of unborn children, often several unborn children die for each successful attempt. I said it regarding stem cell research and it’s time to apply it to in vitro fertilization –it is never morally or ethically justifiable to kill one human being in order to benefit another.”

    In addition to calling a halt to these procedures, Focus on the Family will be funding a number of lawsuits against clinics that support these procedures, doctors who perform them and couples who partake in IVF. “On behalf of the thousands of babies trapped in freezers who can’t speak for themselves, we will be their voice in court. And yes, in accordance with Exodus 21:22-25 we will be seeking the death penalty for doctors, clinic administrators and couples who allowed their unborn children to be killed in an experimental procedure. The bible compels us to take the life of anyone who is responsible for the death of these unborn children and who has been found guilty of a capital offense in a legal trial. The Scriptures are clear that the state alone is ordained by God to “bear the sword” and “execute wrath on the wrongdoer.” (Position statement on Violence against abortionists)

    The rest is here:

  • 3. Eli  |  July 20th, 2006 at 11:40 pm

    flory – Isn’t Lebanon a largely Christian country, though?

    (“Funny, you don’t *look* Druzish…”)

    spocko – Well, at least Dobson (heh – I had mentally translated “Dobson” to “Phelps” without even realizing it…) is consistent on the subject, which is more than I can say for most pro-life fanatics.

  • 4. Pseudo-Adrienne  |  July 21st, 2006 at 12:30 am

    Remember, life ends after birth. So to hell with us post-embryonic/fetal-stage folk, especially if we’re not a white, hetero, fundamentalist-Christian, upper-middle-class or higher, male. If anything, the rest of us are on the same level as Morlocks or something.

  • 5. flory  |  July 21st, 2006 at 1:34 am

    flory – Isn’t Lebanon a largely Christian country, though?

    Good question. I know it has a sizeable xtian community. But are they a majority?

  • 6. Eli  |  July 21st, 2006 at 6:40 am

    Remember, life ends after birth.

    My impression exactly. Or after active duty, if you’re in the military.

    Good question. I know it has a sizeable xtian community. But are they a majority?

    Checked the Wikipedia, looks like about 60-40 Muslim-Christian.

  • 7. djhlights  |  July 21st, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    Here is a link from the BBC, which oulines the make up of Lebanon and the regions in which the different groups are the majority.

  • 8. Eli  |  July 21st, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    It looks very patchwork. Safe to assume that most of the bombing is hitting primarily Muslim areas?

    And would most Americans consider Arab Christians “real” Christians, or just, Idunno, Muslims in denial?

  • 9. Multi Medium » Sacr&hellip  |  January 27th, 2007 at 1:08 am

    […] Pseudo-Adrienne’s comment about life ending at birth, under my post about President Bush valuing embryos over actual human beings in Lebanon, reminded me of a thought which I’ve posted pieces of here & there, but never as an actual post of its own; basically about the Republicans’ shamelessly insincere use of props and symbols. […]

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