I love her for her courage.
By now, everyone has heard about the commercial done by Michael J. Fox in which he announces his support for embryonic stem-cell reasearch, which he feels is needed to find a cure for sufferers of Parkinson's like him. And everbody has heard about Ruch Limbaugh saying Michael's twitches and spasms were exaggerated for the purpose of supporting a Democrat. And people telling Rush he was wrong, Michael is like that in real life, so Rush apologized.
But now Patricia Heaton, the actress known for her role as Ray Romano's wife on the long running series Everybody Loves Raymond, has come out against stem cell reasearch:
Patricia Heaton — who won an Emmy for her work on "Everyone Loves Raymond"
— is taking sides in the stem-cell research debate.
She’s put herself on the opposite side of Michael J. Fox, the
much-beloved actor who’s been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1991 and is a
firm supporter of embryonic stem-cell research.
Heaton is now appearing in a
commercial intended to persuade Missouri voters to vote against Amendment 2 on
Fox, in his own commercial, urges voters to support the measure and
Democrat Claire McCaskill, who is running for U.S. Senate against the incumbent,
Jim Talent, a Republican who opposes embryonic stem-cell research.
Heaton — who then was campaigning to join ABC’s tak show"The View" as a
correspondent — was honorary chairwoman of the group Feminists for Life. Jane
Roberts, wife of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, is a consultant.
Their slogan is "Refuse to Choose."
Heaton has absolutely made a choice. The question now is whether her
stance in Missouri will affect her standing in Hollywood.
If you see a movie with Patricia in it, go see it. If you see a TV show with Patricia Heaton in it, go watch it.
And check out the website for Feminists for Life - yes, as it states there, "women deserve better than abortion."