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I’m not sure how to interpret the Republican position on stem cell research:

Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House, said the focus should be on the economy, not on a long-simmering debate over stem cells.

“Frankly, federal funding of embryonic stem cell research can bring on embryo harvesting, perhaps even human cloning that occurs,” he said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We don’t want that. … And certainly that is something that we ought to be talking about, but let’s take care of business first. People are out of jobs.”

So is the slippery slope the fear stem cell research might lead to a brave new world of human cloning? Or is the slippery slope “Hey, the economy is in the crapper who wants to waste valuable time to debating metaphysics, ethics and morality!!”?

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