April 5th, 2009 14:55 EST
Opponents Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Are Neanderthals
"A group opposed to abortion and embryonic stem cell research is accusing President Obama of violating the constitutional rights of a frozen embryo and `enslaving` it, like Nazis enslaved Jews during the Holocaust.
The group is urging a federal judge to halt Obama`s plans to infuse embryonic stem cell research with federal funds. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the group said it was taking legal action on behalf of `Mary Scott Doe` -- described as a `U.S. citizen` whose life has been `suspended` since `she` was frozen in liquid nitrogen -- and thousands of other embryos just like `her.` http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/31/group-accuses-obama-enslaving-embryos-compares-policy-holocaust/
This article wasn`t published in the Onion, but in the Fox News Web site. Believe it or not, it`s not satire or an April Fool`s joke.
The National Association for the Advancement of Preborn Children (real catchy name), is determined to turn back the clock on medical science.
This crazy group needs to hire a public relations expert -- comparing your opponent to Hitler or his policies to Nazism always backfires.
There are legions of politicians and pundits who`ve been forced to apologize after comparing their adversaries to Hitler.
The Preborn folks are doing a great disservice to their cause, the public is going to think that all those who oppose this type of research are in the lunatic fringe.
"The lawsuit compared the use of embryos in stem cell research to the human experiments Jews endured during the Holocaust." Fox News
This claim is so absurd that I feel ridiculous refuting it. How can anyone in his right mind compare the suffering of sentient beings in a concentration camp to the use of embryos in stem cell research?
Thank goodness Obama won the election, the director of the National Association for the Advancement of Preborn Children would have been been a frequent guest at the McCain/Palin White House.