Monday, May 12, 2008

Free Speech For Thee But Not For Me

Illiberal Democrat pointedly calls for a "measured" debate on the HFE Bill and then, er, makes emotive reference to debilitating diseases and the hope offered for their cures by embryonic stem cell research ... continued ad nauseam by 94 sheep like MPs.

Oh and a dumb Nu Labour bird in a vomit green jacket mentions Playboy-funded no member group Anti Catholics for a Free Choice. Unsurprisingly the stupid fool then goes on to misrepresent the actualite of continuous and consistent Roman Catholic Church teaching on the sanctity of human life. Go ahead, egregriously disrespect Catholic Labourites, you know it makes electoral sense.

Brave Labour MP Geraldine Smith speaks well - she looks good too, with a flattering new coiffeur - putting the case for ethical science and childrens' rights. And she deals well with smartarse questions from Evan Harris. You ask Martin Evans and Robin Lovell Badge why they said the writing was on the wall for embryonic stem cell research, why they couldn't think of any experiments which could be conducted with human animal hybrids and then back these very procedures. You ask them about the self evident contradictions in their positions.


Blogger David Lindsay said...

If you believe that the preborn child is simultaneously part of a woman's body (indeed, of her very reproductive system) and insentient, and that women should poison themselves in order to be permanently available for the sexual gratification of men, then, be you male or female, the misogyny of accepting financial support from the Playboy Foundation is very small beer to you.

Whatever happened to feminism?

5/12/2008 10:46 AM  
Blogger voltaires said...

Sounds like you're getting ready for your side to go down in flames next week, Maria...

5/17/2008 6:39 AM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

I think we both know what's going to happen next week, Veep. It's all so terribly, drearily predictable.
It's a shame because there's some blistering stuff being written about the HFE Bill right now, though, typically, its too little and too late.
Read Neil Scolding's piece in the Tablet this week. You should also read David Albert Jones' pieces in the archives.
I'll leave you to ponder the signficance of the title of this blog post.

5/17/2008 3:56 PM  

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