[extropy-chat] Re: Stem Cell politics in the US: House Votes to Ease Stem Cell Restrictions

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Wed May 25 21:07:41 UTC 2005

--- Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> But this is so easily resolved. All the president needs to do is
> redefine 
> these embryos as Iraqi bystanders,

No can do: they're American citizens if they (would be) born on
American soil; it'd requrie a constitutional amendment to change that,
and try though he has, he hasn't been able to get any amendment saying
anything about biotech through Congress.

> or induct them into the American
> armed 
> forces.

No can do: there's a minimum age limit to serve in the armed forces,
and he'd alienate what support he had if he tried to do away with it
to that extent.

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