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Newsflash! Embryos Aren't Fertilized!

Newsflash! Embryos Aren't Fertilized! So it's ok to kill them. So said former President Bill Clinton five times in an interview last night. And what's worse is that the brain surgeon who was nominated by President Obama to be Surgeon General didn't even correct him.

Either CNN's Sanjay Gupta doesn't know what Clinton said is laughably wrong or he is so cravenly submissive to power that he failed to point out that of course embryos are fertilized, you dunce.

What do they think an embryo is, if not fertilized?



Transcript fo rthe video challenged:
Gupta: Let's talk about something you talked a lot about in the early part of your presidency, stem cells. There was an order today providing federal money for embryonic stem cell research. First of all, let me just ask you, as someone who studied this, is this going to always be as divisive an issue as it is now? Is this going to be the abortion of the next generation? Or are people going to come around?

Clinton: I think - the answer is I think that we'll work it through. If - particularly if it's done right. If it's obvious that we're not taking embryos that can - that under any conceivable scenario would be used for a process that would allow them to be fertilized and become little babies, and I think if it's obvious that we're not talking about some science fiction cloning of human beings, then I think the American people will support this....

Gupta: Any reservations?

Clinton: I don't know that I have any reservations, but I was - he has apparently decided to leave to the relevant professional committees the definition of which frozen embryos are basically going to be discarded, because they're not going to be fertilized. I believe the American people believe it's a pro-life decision to use an embryo that's frozen and never going to be fertilized for embryonic stem cell research....

But those committees need to be really careful to make sure if they don't want a big storm to be stirred up here, that any of the embryos that are used clearly have been placed beyond the pale of being fertilized before their use. There are a large number of embryos that we know are never going to be fertilized, where the people who are in control of them have made that clear. The research ought to be confined to those....

But there are values involved that we all ought to feel free to discuss in all scientific research. And that is the one thing that I think these committees need to make it clear that they're not going to fool with any embryos where there's any possibility, even if it's somewhat remote, that they could be fertilized and become human beings.

H/T Jill Stanek and she has a story on it as well.

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21 comments:

Patrick Archbold said...

Because if they were fertilized, THAT would be wrong!

Oh my...

Anonymous said...

Gupta was so submissive to Clinton I wonder if they had a safety word.

nightfly said...

Anon - clearly, the "safety" was "implanted" - no wonder Dr. Gupta studiously avoided any correction of Mr. Clinton.

Sarah (JOT) said...

What a bunch of idiots!

Catholic Audio said...

Don't you get it? It's not about truth, it's about truthiness.

Conception = the time after implantation.

Redefine: Baby => fetus => embryo => "pre-embryo" or "blastocyst"

Clone = "unfertilized blastocyst"

I could go on...but why? We all know as much already.

God Bless,
Ryan

Kathy said...

Anonymous 2:11 - OMGoodness! Your comment made me choke I laughed so hard . . . good one!

Viator Catholicus said...

Clinton has his own definitions of words as we know. Too bad they don't correspond to reality.
Gupta is a patsy slim for just sitting there.

Anonymous said...

That from a man who doesn't know what the definition of "is" is.

I wonder, though, who is the bigger idiot here.

Mum26

Nzie (theRosyGardener) said...

Now, Billie, when the little fish gets to the egg....

matthew archbold said...

I swear I did not fertilize that embryo. (Insert bad Clinton imitation here)

Jeff Pinyan (japhy) said...

He ALMOST called it a "person", but he switched to "little baby".

Eo Nomine said...

Could he qualify for invincible ignorance?

Anonymous said...

I don't think Clinton is stupid at all. He's purposely trying the redefine the word "fertilization" and make people think it's the same as implantation. Then we don't have to recognize an embryo as a baby until it's implanted in someone's womb. If this is never going to happen - as is claimed to be the case for all these frozen embryos - then we can do whatever we want with them! This isn't just ignorance - it's outright evil!!

Anonymous said...

well, one should remember that it's the superb Rhodes scholar of " it all depends on what 'is' is" fame we are talking about....

Paulus said...

It makes no difference between "fertilization" and "implantation" for the abortion-on-demand evil doers like Clinton and Gupta. The end result they want is death!

alveolate said...

"fertilize" is a science term - and science is just left-wing propaganda! =)

TheFiveDays said...

Oh my. I don't even know what to say this is so bad.

scripturelink said...

You mean THAT embryo, right, because he used THAT, and not a name, we just know the truth.

Joking, ha ha:)!

Hilariously funny as usual.

Anonymous said...

Er...racking my brain here, but pretty sure I remember from high school biology that an embryo has already...gasp...been fertilized! What the??? Do those two really think Americans are THAT stupid? Wait, don't think I want to answer that. Let's just reinvent new words for what we want to do, shall we?

Mrs Boats said...

I agree with anonymous #2. It's not that Clinton or any of those in support of this are stupid, they are counting on the stupidity or lack of thoughtfulness on the part of the listener. If they can consistantly slip this kind of double talk past the people, they will get away with murder, literally.

Alice Gunther said...

I'm just wondering what the media would have done if George Bush ever said embryos were not fertilized.

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