Paralysed Reeve blames Bush and…

Paralysed Reeve blames Bush and Catholic church for his plight

The actor Christopher Reeve, paralysed seven years ago in a riding accident, says he could have been close to walking again today were it not for the Bush administration’s capitulation to the Catholic church over cloning, and profiteering by the US pharmaceutical industry.

“We’ve had a severe violation of the separation of church and state in the handling of what to do about this emerging technology,” Reeve tells the Guardian in an exclusive interview published today, eight days before his 50th birthday, by when he once said he hoped to be back on his feet.