Thursday, June 23, 2005

When Life Begins

Some letters from the Times responding to Mario Cuomo's call for embryonic stem cell research and development. Most interesting is the statement of Peter Singer from Princeton. Singer, more honest than some, says that the embryo is obviously life not just a potential. He points out that the crucial question is: when do protect that life legally? Singer, of course, would even allow parents to kill a fully born baby that had serious defects and he favors euthanasia for the unproductive elderly. Yet he is refreshing honest about life and when it begins. Check out these letters at this link