Monday, October 30, 2006

Fox Didn't Even Read the Bill He Supports

He made an ad for a bill he hasn't even read and he slandered a candidate in the process and then he accuses Caviezel of not knowing what he's talking about:

Stephanopoulos: In the ad now running in Missouri, Jim Caviezel speaks in Aramaic. It means, "You betray me with a kiss." And his position, his point, is that actually even though down in Missouri they say the initiative is against cloning, it's actually going to allow human cloning.

Fox: Well, I don't think that's true. You know, I campaigned for Claire McCaskill. And so I have to qualify it by saying I'm not qualified to speak on the page-to-page content of the initiative. Although, I am quite sure that I'll agree with it in spirit, I don't know, I— On full disclosure, I haven't read it, and that's why I didn't put myself up for it distinctly.

But I've made this point before, and I really am sincere in it, that anybody who's prayed on this, and thought about it, and really considered it and can't get their mind around or their heart around the idea of embryonic stem cell research, I'd go to war for your right to believe that. And you're right to feel that. I respect it. I truly do.
And if Stephanopoulos was a real journalist he would have read from the bill at this point.

Oh, and as an added bonus, there's this:
Stephanopoulos: Do you think there's any way to finally find common ground with people who do believe in the end that this is tampering with tiny lives?

Fox: Well, again, the point has been made that these lives are going to be thrown away, anyway. They are marked for destruction — thousands of frozen embryos that are a byproduct of in vitro fertilization. We have routinely, before this conversation started on stem-cell research, we have for years thrown them away.

And that's the other thing, you know, this idea of snowflake babies: We're in favor of that. The truth of the matter is that it is only going to account for a tiny fraction—
Tampering with tiny lives??? Can't bring yourself to say, killing? There is no compromise, it's either death or not, redefinition won't change that.

There is no law in this country against fetal stem cell research. If it were as successful as people claimed, then many companies would be doing research in this field and we wouldn't need the government to foot the bill.

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