Clinton: It Depends on What "Fertilized" Is.

Forgive me if this is old news.  If it was news at the time it happened I missed it.

Thanks to Mollie Ziegler Hemingway in this month’s edition of Christianity Today for bringing it to my attention.


“…former President and Rhodes scholar Bill Clinton revealed a startling ignorance about basic science shortly after President Barack Obama increased federal funding of stem-cell research that destroys embryos.  After CNN presented him as a policy expert on the matter, Clinton referred a half-dozen times to human embryos as ‘unfertilized’ and said they would only ‘become human beings’ if they were fertilized, which couldn’t happen with the embryos in question.”

Here’s the CNN video in question:


Gosh, there’s so many directions one can take after seeing this.  Was this merely a “senior statesman moment” for our former President?  Or is he really ignorant of the basic science of conception?

If a generally “moderate” Democrat is confused on the basic premise of embryonic stem cells, how many others also don’t fully comprehend what’s happening here?

Can you imagine the uproar if George W. Bush had made such a statement?