The blogger that suggested all available frozen embryos be sent to Lebanon just found out those sources of potential life are already there! The American University Hospital in Beirut offers assisted reproductive technology.
Earlier this week President Bush vetoed a bill passed by Congress expanding the lines of stem cells available for medical research. In doing so he said:
Each of these human embryos is a unique human life with inherent dignity and matchless value.
If this bill would have become law, American taxpayers would, for the first time in our history, be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos. And I'm not going to allow it.
The New York Times reported today the President approved the early shipment of precision guided bombs to Israel. The American taxpayer is funding Israel to the tune of $3 billion a year. How much federal money is spent on weapons?
Even if a U.S. made bomb doesn’t strike the In Vitro Fertilization lab at Beirut’s AU hospital, the frozen embryos are at risk from the Israeli attack. Bombs have been dropped on power plants and relay stations. Israel has a blockade around Lebanon and made road travel virtually impossible by destroying bridges and cratering roads.
Should the hospital lose power, the frozen embryos could die, despite the President’s most fervent desires. Emergency power could last some time if fuel supplies can be moved around country. If not, Bush’s bombs become the direct method for the deliberate destruction of human embryos.
I send my apologies to all my readers for this glaring oversight. Having sent this to President Bush, what will he do? Will he order the precision guided bombs returned? Will he have Condi drop by Beirut to pick up the frozen embryos transporting them to safety? Or will he just have another buttered roll while blaming Syria for the destruction of those #@$&@# embryos? My money is on the latter.
Unfortunately we know what our President will allow. Peace.