The first, from NewsBusters' Tom Blumer, points out a continuing media mistake regarding stem cells and ESCR:
In other words, the bioethicists claim that simply because it could potentially be possible to clone human life using adult cells, destroying them in stem-cell research is the same thing, morally, as destroying a human embryo. Who is, himself or herself, already a new human life. And who must die as a result of the research. Whereas the adult skin cells or tissue cells or whatever are not a new human life, and killing them as a result of research is no more immoral than scratching off a few mosquito-bitten skin cells with your fingernails.
But hey, these are professional bioethicists we're talking about. It takes a bioethicist to decide that killing disabled newborns might be a morally ethical and good act, after all--we stupid amateurs could never have figured that one out on our own. So when they tell us that killing a human being in her embryonic stage is exactly the same thing as killing some skin cells, we'd better pay attention, right?
Maybe we'd better start using the acronym EKSCR to mean "Embryo-killing stem cell research." In that way we can point out the ethical difference between this research and adult stem cell research, which does not, in fact, kill any adults in the process.