Monday, March 21, 2005

Woman Upset President Unwilling To Fly In To Save Her Father

A woman in a coffee shop stated that she was disappointed that the President was flying in to sign a bill to extend the life of a brain damaged woman in Florida when he had refused to sign legislation that would aid her ailing father. She explained that her father was suffering from Parkinson's disease and she felt that there was strong evidence that stem cell research might offer treatments if not cures, but the President had refused to approve such research on the grounds that it involved extracting the cells from fertilized eggs. She said that it disturbed her that he was willing to take action on behalf of lifeless blastocysts and people in vegetative states, but unwilling to offer aid to her very alive and very aware father. His obligation, she said, seemed to be only perpetuating life, not improving it.
Perhaps if her father deteriorated into a vegetative state, she mused, the President would finally be willing to help.

2 comments:

Gone Away said...

Oooh, politics. Drives by, pretending not to notice...

mr. kyle said...

LOL