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Culture of Life Disconnect Over Death Penalty

Read the latest Slate article comparing the Bush stance on Stem Cell research to his stance on the Death Penalty. Some example of how does Bush square these two "culture of life" related statements?

STEM CELL RESEARCH:
"Dr. Zerhouni shares my view that human life is precious, and should not be exploited or destroyed for the benefits of others."
—Bush, March 22, 2002

DEATH PENALTY:
"During the course of the campaign in 1994 I was asked, 'Do you support the death penalty?' I said I did, if administered fairly and justly. Because I believe it saves lives."
—Bush, Oct. 17, 2000

STEM CELL RESEARCH:
"In this session, the U.N. will consider a resolution sponsored by Costa Rica calling for a comprehensive ban on human cloning. I support that resolution and urge all governments to affirm a basic ethical principle: No human life should ever be produced or destroyed for the benefit of another."
—Bush, Sept. 21, 2004

DEATH PENALTY:
"I happen to believe that the death penalty, when properly applied, saves lives of others. And so I'm comfortable with my beliefs that there's no contradiction between the two."
—Bush, April 14, 2005
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