Fayetteville, North Carolina, this is Jay. You’re next. Welcome, sir.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. In light of the recent revelation that stem cells can be safely harvested from freely donated amniotic fluid rather than taking the lives of an unborn with embryonic cells —
RUSH: Shh! Shh! Shh! Shh! Shh!
CALLER: — do you think liberals —
RUSH: Shh! Shh! Shh! Shh!
CALLER: — will apologize to you and acknowledge that you were right?
RUSH: Shh! Shh! Shh! Shh! Shh! Shh!
RUSH: Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! Don’t tell the liberals that we don’t have to kill babies now for stem cells. Don’t tell them! You will ruin their day.
CALLER: It’s all over with now.
RUSH: Oh, this could be devastating to them. Here they just got power back in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and there’s news out today that you don’t have to kill babies now to get stem cells — and there you go blowing it all over national radio.
CALLER: There could be new liberals being born though now that they don’t kill so many.
RUSH: Shh! That’s why: they’re aborting themselves out of existence. Here are the details. This is from the Associated Press, their biotech writer. “Scientists reported yesterday that they had found a plentiful source of stem cells in the fluid that cushions babies in the womb and produced a variety of tissue types from these cells, sidestepping the controversy over destroying embryos for research. This happened at Wake Forest University, also at Harvard. Researches from both institutions of higher learning reported the stem cells that they drew from amniotic fluid donated by pregnant women holds about as much the same promise as embryonic stem cells.”
Well, that’s not good, because there is no promise so far from embryonic stem cells. Anyway, they reported at least you don’t need to kill babies to do the experiments. “They reported they were able to extract the stem cells without harm to mother or fetus and turn their discovery into several different types of cell types, including brain, liver, and bone.” This really is a breakthrough, and I, ladies and gentlemen, am owed an apology. I’m owed an apology from every one of you people out there who criticized me for not understanding this and getting this all wrong, but of course I’m owed an apology for lots of things and they will never be forthcoming. Jay, I appreciate the phone call.