Law & Order: Season 17, Episode 13

Talking Points (2 Feb. 2007)

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A Ph.D. student working on stem cell research goes on trial after the attempted murder of a controversial, outspoken right-wing pundit results in the death of an audience member.

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A Ph.D. student working on stem cell research goes on trial after the attempted murder of a controversial, outspoken right-wing pundit results in the death of an audience member.

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I am surprised that not one person during the trial mentioned the percentage of medical discoveries from adult stem cells verses embryonic stem cells. The fact is that 100% of all stem cell discoveries have come from adult stem cells, so the whole argument is moot. There hasn't been a single medical discovery in history from stem cells from the pre-born.

The telling turn in the episode was when the accused was on the stand screaming that he was better than the life engineered by medical manipulations. All human life is sacred. This is just another example of justifying the taking of life you consider to be of lesser value than your own. We have seen this throughout history.

The hateful remarks of the defense attorney were terrible. They were nothing like the truthful remarks from the Barlow character. Her opinions were conservative and moral, but that doesn't make them hateful. In fact, she was the only one that welcomed opposing opinions.

This episode did a good job of pointing out the liberal agenda and their inability to express their views without resorting to hatred and violence. People on the left scream about tolerance, but they are intolerant of anyone with conservative, moral values. They don't want a debate on the issues, they want the debates to be silenced. They will use violence and hatred to silence contrary opinions, because they have no arguments, and are intolerant of other perspectives on important matters.

I'm glad that the jury found the murderer guilty ... since he was.


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