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[European] Commission rejects citizensí campaign to ban stem cell funding
EU Observer ^ | 29.05.14 @ 09:16 | Benjamin Fox

Posted on 05/29/2014 4:58:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The European Commission has dismissed a campaign to scrap funding for stem cell research and reproductive health services.

The demand was made by the “One of Us” campaign, the second citizens’ initiative to reach the 1 million signatures required under the Lisbon treaty.

The campaign, which has been backed by Popes Francis and Benedict, the current and former heads of the Catholic church, and backed by a number of religious organizations, sought to ban the use of EU funds for research, foreign aid programs and public health activities that are linked to the destruction of human embryos. …

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: catholic; citizensinitiative; eucommission; eussr; popefrancis; stemcell; stemcellresearch; stemcells
When the Citizens’ Initiative came out, people were swearing up and down that this was the beginning of Swiss-style direct democracy in the EU . . . the Politburo picks and chooses what it wants to be law, as usual.
1 posted on 05/29/2014 4:58:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Adult stem cell research does no harm — this is where the money needs to go.

It’s the embryonic stem-cell research that kills babies and which the church opposes.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 7:28:19 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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