Friday Drabble: Activist

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Activist
“Hallelujah!”  Ryan exclaimed, “A judge negated the Federal law allowing the destruction of embryos in stem cell research!”
“Is that good?  Didn’t he override a policy approved by both Bush and Obama?” I asked him.
“Doesn’t matter.  He knew those policies were wrong and the rights of those embryos — those persons — had to be protected.”
“But,” I stammered, “Just last week you were frothing about 'judicial activism subverting the will of the people' when a judge struck down California’s gay marriage ban.”
“That’s completely different.” he huffed.
I raised my eyebrows awaiting further clarification — and yet none came.

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8 thoughts on “Friday Drabble: Activist

  1. A side comment on the recent judgment: the judge originally dismissed the suit, saying that none of the plaintiffs had standing. The appeals court remanded it back to him, saying that researchers who used stem cells from other sources were being economically harmed by those who were able to use embryonic stem cells. Without that standing, there was no case.Given that standing, Lamberth held to the law passed by Congress. Of course, Congress could always amend the law (as they tried to do twice under Bush43) – but that requires moral courage. Until December, moral courage is probably going to be in very short supply in the DC area…John

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