Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, July 30, 2001
Now comes the biggest P.R. stunt of all. Scientists have announced that stem cells derived from an aborted baby and implanted in the brain of a baby still in its mother's womb, could possibly repair brain abnormalities in the unborn human.
One of the doctors said he saw the possibility of treating ailments such as Tay-Sachs disease, a fatal genetic disorder in children, by injecting stem cells into the brain of a developing baby in the womb.
You see what's happening don't you? This is about establishing a moral basis for abortion.
My prediction? President Bush is a politician. I think he'll find a way to open the door to stem cell research while claiming the high moral ground by blocking certain procedures. I hope I'm wrong.