Tuesday, February 11, 2003

VICTORY FOR LIFE
Kathryn Jean Lopez reports that a bill to legalize theraputic cloning in my childhood state of New Jersey will not be considered.

This bill was backed by Christopher Reeve, which reminds me of one of my pet peeves about the pro-cloning movement. They're all about saying that pro-lifers are "against science" and that their arguments rely on aesthetics rather than logic -- e.g. Leon Kass's "wisdom of revulsion."

But how do they make their case? By bringing out celebrities, and hoping that legislatures will be too star-struck to say "no" to them.
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