Are opponents of embryonic stem cell research hypocritical? Michael Kinsley makes a strong case that they are. Of course, opponents of the research make a pretty strong case against the intellectual coherence of those who support the practice. It’s that kind of angel-on-the-head-of-a-pin issue.
Perhaps this is an issue, like abortion, that will not be settled by intellectuals, but by voters and judges who have other considerations than who makes the best argument.
Meanwhile, a Federal court has ruled against Kinsley and other supporters of federally-funded embryonic stem cell research. This issue is not going away.