Friday, August 05, 2005

Score One for Dobson

FOTF's Dobson Criticized For Comparison
Embryonic stem cell research advocates are upset with James Dobson for comparing embryonic stem cell research to the experiments on Jews and other minorities by the Nazis. The Jewish advocacy group Anti-Defamation League says "Dobson's statement trivializes the suffering of those who perished." (The Rocky Mountain News notes this isn't the first time Dobson has made this comparison.)

"There is no legitimate comparison between stem-cell research, which seeks to find a cure for disease and to counter human suffering, and the perversion of science and morality represented by the actions of Nazi doctors who deliberately tortured their victims in medical 'experiments,'" Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman said.

These stories, in higlighting the super-charged rhetoric, fail to point out the real issue: human life. One can only make the statements that Foxman and other embryonic stem cell advocates are making by succombing to the delusion that the embryo is not human.

Focus on the Family's Carrie Gordon Earll was blunt: "Many of the Nazi experiments were conducted to find medical cures..."Some examples include learning how to treat hypothermia, effective treatment for wounds and immunizations for malaria. Does that sound familiar?"