Friday, April 12, 2002

WE DON'T THINK EMBRYOS SHOULD HAVE ALL THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS!!!!
Of course, that won't stop pro-cloning bloggers like Virginia Postrel, Rand Simberg, and Glenn Reynolds from trotting out this strawman and smashing it by pointing out that embryos are just a "tiny cluster of cells," while in the same breath decrying objections to cloning as "based on aesthetics."

The only right we think embryos have is the right not to be killed. This is the most basic and fundamental right, on which all others are based. And I think their right not to be killed takes precedence over adults' "right" to live free of disease, even if they're cuddly celebrities like Chirstopher Reeve or Michael J. Fox or Michael Kinsley. And I don't see why this position is so "immoral" as the pro-cloners would say.
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