This excerpt is from an interview that Bill Clinton gave on CNN March 11, 2009 concerning President Obama’s intent to allow federal funding of embryonic stem cell research on new genetic material. It is apparent from the interview that Bill Clinton is either too stupid to understand what an embryo is (a fertilized egg) or he is being brazenly deceptive and hoping the American people are too stupid to realize what the politicians are intent on allowing.
GUPTA: Any reservations?
CLINTON: Well, my only — I don’t know that I have any reservations, but I was — he has apparently decided to leave to the relevant professional committees the definition of which frozen embryos would not be — are basically going to be discarded, because they’re not going to be fertilized. I think the American people believe it’s a pro-life decision to use an embryo that’s frozen — it’s never going to be fertilized for embryonic stem cell research, especially since now, notwithstanding some promising developments, most of the scientists in this field and the doctors will tell you they don’t know of any other source that’s as good as embryonic stem cells for all the various things that need to be researched. But those committees need to be really careful to make sure if they don’t want a big storm to be stirred up here, that any of the embryos that are used clearly have been placed beyond the pale of being fertilized before their use. There are plenty — there are a large number of embryos that we know are never going to be fertilized, where the people who are in control of them have made that clear. That — the research ought to be confined to those, and I think the committees will surely do that. But that I think is the only area of debate that I sort of saw.
I appreciated the fact that the president wants to send a strong signal that scientific research on everything from climate change to the genome to the embryonic stem cells was too politicized in the previous eight years, and he wants to put it back to science. I agree with that. But there are values involved that we all ought to feel free to discuss in all scientific research, and that is the one thing that — I think these committees need to make it clear that they’re not going to fool with any embryos where there’s any possibility, even if it’s somewhat remote, that they could be fertilized and become human beings.
Unbelievable!!! And the most upsetting thing about this is Gupta does not correct Bill or indicate there is anything incorrect with what Clinton is saying. I smell another Democrat/Mainstream Media conspiracy in the wind.