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Rep. Mike “Mr. Embryo” Ferguson

Via Dump Mike:

Congressman Mike Ferguson’s views on contraception, stem cell research and abortion are so far outside the mainstream that his own colleagues have nicknamed him, “Mr. Embryo.”

From the May 25, 2005 Subcommittee On Oversight And Investigations Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce hearing on Community Health Centers:

Mr. Whitfield: I am 52 today.
Chairman Barton: Today is your birthday, so happy birthday. I need to give Congressman Ferguson, Mr. Embryo himself, credit for that. . . that is going to be on your tombstone.

Chairman Barton is Rep. Joe Barton, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Mr. Whitfield is Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-1) and chair of the the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Ferguson sits on both committees.