As evidence, check out this piece of tripe written by one Dorinda Bordlee, senior counsel and executive director of the Bioethics Defense Fund and spokesperson for the Cures not Clones campaign. With a clever name like "Cures Not Clones" you just know her article is going to be brilliant.
Bordlee opposes Congressional efforts to provide funding for stem-cell research and offers up the following comparison
Her name is Zara. She is a beautiful baby girl being raised by two loving parents who suffered the heavy burden of infertility. Like many American children, Zara will no doubt be captivated by the tales of Dr. Seuss that have enriched our culture for so many decades. She will likely learn to identify especially with a popular Seuss tale, Horton Hears a Who.That is indeed strange; I had no idea that embryos were really microscopic human beings calling out for adoption. But if someone who cites Dr. Seuss says so, then I guess it must be true. The man was a doctor, after all.
Think back. That's the one about the elephant named Horton who was mocked for being the only creature in the jungle who could hear the tiny Whos living in Whoville, which happened to be located on the inside of a precariously floating dandelion. You'll remember that Horton persevered and ultimately succeeded in his mission to bring the Who's to safety, despite the fact that the monkeys maligned him and the kangaroos nearly defeated him before they too heard the loud cries coming from inside the dandelion, “We are here, we are here, we are here!”
Zara will be able to relate to that story. Like Horton, Zara's story is fantastic and unbelievable. But unlike Horton, Zara's story is no fairytale; it's the true story of a child born into our brave new world. You see, Zara began her life in a petri dish as the result of a fertility procedure called in vitro fertilization (IVF). Strange as it may sound, Zara was a microscopic human being at the embryonic stage of life and living in the cryogenic storage tank of a fertility clinic when her new parents heard the call to adopt her.