HAS BIOETHICS BECOME POLITICS BY ANOTHER NAME?

Yes, according to the self-professed liberal William Saletan at Slate.com. From his column: Lately, "progressives" have taken to issuing talking points. Every time a peer-reviewed science journal reports some new way of deriving embryonic stem cells without having to kill embryos, I can count on receiving a "progressive bioethics" e-mail that warns me not to be distracted by such fantasies. Bioethics has become politics by another name. You’ll remember last month President Bush vetoed for the second time a bill that would have lifted federal restrictions on embryonic stem cell research (New York Times).