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Colbert's Duderus

Colbert’s Word segment last night was a ridiculous take on the first uterine transplant.

I’m thankful that he decided to not go the infertility route but instead mocked right-to-lifers and suggested that all male politicians who voted against stem cell research and wanted to save donated embryos could have a uterus transplanted into their body (with the obvious joke of the Republican party being that there’s no exit strategy…).
Is it just me or is there something extremely creepy–as in Children of the Corn creepy–about the term “snowflake babies.” I had forgotten about this term until he said it last night. Embryo donation–beautiful. Creating children as a political statement–not so much so.


1 Michelle { 11.15.06 at 5:31 pm }

I’m sorry about your luteal phase – that plain sucks. But at least you’re getting some wood this weekend!

I missed Colbert last night – thanks for the post! Sounds hilarious. Thank goodness for TiVo. 🙂

2 Ellen K. { 11.16.06 at 8:31 am }

I associate “snowflake babies” with the Snowflake program, which is so clearly associated with the religious right (and now Bush, after his PR stunt for the veto of a stem cell research bill) that I would never even consider placing an embryo in their hands. I’m not crazy about the cutesy nickname I see on message boards — “frosties.” They’re not snowmen.

I have some ethical questions about frozen embryo adoption/donation itself after reading this essay by Ellen Sarasohn Glazer:

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