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Politics sure makes for strange bedfellows.
In the past 12 months, the Pope, pro-life groups, the Canadian Alliance, as well as feminists, disability rights activists and medical ethicists have come out against the creation of human embryos for research. Even U.S. President George Bush and Canadian Health Minister Allan Rock have jumped into the fray.
What unites them under a single banner is the belief that the commercialization--or more accurately, the industrialization--of human life is morally repugnant.
Or does it? Sure, Rock's draft bill on reproductive technologies proposes a ban on the creation of human embryos for research purposes. However, it leave the door wide open for the use of the dubiously-named 'existing embryos' for the-same …