While real children continue to get blown to smithereens in Iraq and now Lebanon, those fellas in Congress have phantom fetus on the brain:
Congress and President Bush are very good at protecting imaginary children from imaginary horrors.
The House of Representatives this month unanimously passed the Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006. The Senate this month also unanimously passed the Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006.
…What the heck is fetus farming? Well, it isn’t anything. It doesn’t exist. Nobody’s doing it. There isn’t a Pic-Ur-Own Fetus Farm out by the cane fields in the Glades.
“Growing a human fetus for the purpose of harvesting his or her body parts for experimental research is something right out of the most gruesome horror movie,” said U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon, R-Melbourne, in a news release when he introduced the House version of the Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006.
Rep. Weldon knows that fetus farming doesn’t exist, but he claimed that it is “a real possibility unless Congress acts to prohibit it. This bill will ban fetal farming before its advocates begin such unimaginable horrors in the name of science.”
Wanna see some real horrors being done to fetuses that those in Congress could help, but won’t? Because they wouldn’t want to be anti-business? Anti-Monsanto?
If we want kids – and fetuses – not to be hurt by farming, a series of articles beginning last year in The Post shows another way. Pictures of Baby Carlitos, born without arms or legs after his mother was exposed while pregnant to pesticides in the fields, broke readers’ hearts.