Who needs lab rats when you have human beings?
General Electric has announced that it will use embryonic stem cells provided by Geron Corporation for the purpose of testing toxic effects of drug treatments.
GE issued a statement, attempting to preempt criticism over the decision, saying, “We acknowledge the considerable debate and take very seriously the ethical and societal issues associated with research using stem cells derived from embryonic or fetal tissue.”
“We conduct our research in an ethically and scientifically responsible manner,” the statement said.
Let’s try that again slowly, with a little inconvenient truth injected into the middle.
“We acknowledge the considerable debate and take very seriously the ethical and societal issues…” So, we’re going to destroy human beings instead of testing on lab rats. “We conduct our research in an ethically… responsible manner.”
Nice one, GE.
It’s a good day to be a lab rat.
Or to buy a People for the Ethical Treatment of People shirt from ProWomanProLife, “because you wouldn’t treat a dog like this…”