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January 09, 2003

He says he's sorry!

Back in the day, our new Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist, was doing his darnedest to get through ultra-competitive Harvard Med School. Studying anatomy, which included the dissection of cats, was naturally part of his coursework. But the future M.D. didn't think that he had worked on enough specimens. So what did Dr. Bill do? He went to Boston area animal shelters, adopted cats as pets, but then "practiced surgery on the animals." None of them, thank goodness, lived. PETA is up in arms and seeks his atonement. I don't think, however, we'll be getting a rash of Trent Lott-style mea culpas.

I see the validity of animal research, though others will certainly disagree. But it seems to me that at least some ethics are involved, particularly of those who take the Hippocratic Oath, and even more so if they move on to the House or Senate. Frist admits "It was a heinous and dishonest thing to do." Gee, ya think? Sure, people make mistakes and hopefully learn from them. He's apologized, but the action remains heinous. Yet ethically he'll have little trouble curtailing abortion rights or stem cell research in order to please the fundamentalists.

Yours, &c., LC | 06:50 PM | | Comments (2)

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Ugh. Stupid stupid stupid. That makes me so mad.

Posted by: zeebah at January 10, 2003 01:29 PM

Ugh. Stupid stupid stupid. That makes me so mad.

Posted by: zeebah at January 10, 2003 01:29 PM