(I don't know why, but that's something my former supervisor used to say).
Did you see this?
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, while talking about how he thinks stem-cell research is a scientific excuse for "desensitizing society to killing babies", also mentioned that he thinks the regulations on frozen embryos in IVF clinics should be reviewed and possible tightened (never mind the fact that that in his previous political incarnation, he totally supported stem-cell research). Ok, lets set aside the stem-cell research part. Its *highly* political and I don't want to go there. I have my views, you have yours, and I'm not in a position to engage in an intelligent conversation about it. No, lets focus on the IVF clinic question. I am offended on behalf of anyone with frozen embies (sometimes lovingly referred to as "tot-sicles"). It is my understanding that the fate of unused frozen embryos is something that the owners struggle with and often agonize over. Keep them? Donate them to a couple? Donate them to science? Dispose of them?? It is a deeply personal decision that I don't feel anyone is in a position to question or look upon with judgement if they haven't faced the issue themselves. And whether he intended to or not, Newt Gingrich bringing up the issue of frozen embies at IVF clinics in the same conversation as stem-cell research, makes it seem like he thinks they are on equally immoral footing. Homie. DON'T. go there!
Thoughts? Opinions? Do you think I'm reading way too much into it?