Thursday, October 27, 2005

More on Embryonic Stem Cells

Thanks and a hat tip to Jesus' General for this:


At November 1, 2005 at 10:39:00 AM EST, Blogger Oversoul said...

Wow. That really says a lot; were that more of Jesus jumping Bible bangers got it.

At November 12, 2005 at 8:30:00 AM EST, Blogger Bill Baar said...

It's not treating the stem cells as Iraqi Villagers that's the risk. (Our troops are dying to give those Villagers a right to vote on a constitution by the way).

The risk is of treating those stem cells as commodities. And it's likely will seek those commodities from destitute women in the south.

Check out Commodification of human tissue: implications for feminist and development ethics:

One effect of late capitalism--the commodification of practically everything--is to knock down the Chinese walls between the natural and productive realms, to use a Marxist framework. Women's labour in egg extraction and 'surrogate' motherhood might then be seen as what it is, labour which produces something of value. But this does not necessarily mean that women will benefit from the commodification of practically everything, in either North or South. In the newly developing biotechnologies involving stem cells, the reverse is more likely, particular given the the shortage in the North of the egg donors who will be increasingly necessary to therapeutic cloning.


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