An article at the Heritage Foundation offers twelve administration policies that "undermine civil society."
Now that Obama has reversed Bush’s executive order, scientists will be allowed to study stem cells from any lineage, including newly created lines, without jeopardizing their federal funding. But where will these new lines of stem cells come from?
Rather than elevating science above all when rescinding the stem cell funding ban, Obama was clear that using stem cells from existing embryos that are slated to be destroyed is consistent with respect for human life.
There has always been hypocrisy in the stem cell debate.
Obama lifts ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, but not on funding of creation of human embryos; Kansas Republicans keep mum on Sebelius; Ross Douthat admits that birth control is “all you have left;” drawing lines in the sand on IVF.
President Obama will repeal the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research on Monday, the Washington Post reports.
President-Elect Obama has an opportunity to cleanse the federal government of far too many ideological, non-scientifically based restrictions placed upon science by President Bush over the last eight years. One of these has to do with federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Not a day doesn’t pass when I don’t realize how lucky I am to be alive, but I also understand that there are millions like me who suffer from illnesses and injuries that could be one day cured through stem cell research.
Our Bodies, Ourselves author Judy Norsigian and politics of biotechnology expert, Marcy Darnovsky, respond with a clarification to my recent post on stem cell research politics in the Washington state governor’s race.
In an election season where up is down and down is up, a group of Republicans from Missouri are taking a stand in support of embryonic stem cell research.