In the late seventies, Rep. Al Gore Jr. was the leader in pushing for the elimination of any kind of buy/sell market in the United States for human body parts. While there are obviously two sides to this ethical question, it is also obvious that many people have died in the last 40 years who would have lived with a purchased kidney, etc.
Now – in 2006 – Tennessee has an embrionic stem cell measure that will empower women to sell their eggs for research. Who – other than the economically least fortunate – will participate in this?
So – does Al Gore support the embrionic stem cell initiative in his home state?