ScrappleFace Nails It

Isn’t it funny that Scott Ott, the guy behind the always hilarious ScrappleFace news parody site, can sum up the motives of the pro-embryonic stem cell lobby better than anyone else so far?

Stem Cell Law to Cripple State’s Embryo Industry
by Scott Ott

(2005-02-11) — Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s proposal to ban the manufacture of human embryos for use in medical research could “cause the state to miss out on the coming boom in the embryo-making industry,” according to state Senate President Robert E. Travaglini.
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“We should be offering tax breaks to embryo entrepreneurs to locate here. This is more than a matter of life and death, it’s a matter of economic development and potential tax revenues.”

Bingo. It’s not about saving lives; it’s about the money.

At least, I hope it’s just about the money. The alternate motives that come to mind are creepy.

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