Diseases like slavery
After reading Mike Hendricks column about Alan Keyes’ recent visit to Raytown, my outrage over Keyes’ position has forced me to respond (9/13, Local, “Keyes and friends are way off base”).
Hendricks spoke of the atrocities of the Nazis as well as slavery. What is a paraplegic but a slave trapped in a body that won’t work? Or someone like me living with multiple sclerosis, in constant nerve pain that makes me feel like I am always being burned by a hot iron? Or a diabetic losing fingers and toes? And all of us enduring treatments that are painful and may or may not work?
We are living with atrocity, and not giving us the chance and hope of a cure through stem-cell research would be a bigger one.
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