Skip to comments.Public Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell research
Posted on 03/09/2009 9:39:20 AM PDT by magdalen
Obama to Sign Executive Order Monday Opening Public Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09030611.html
By John-Henry Westen
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - President Barack Obama plans to rescind the Bush policy limiting federal funding for embryo destructive research on Monday. The Bush policy had allowed federal funding for experiments on already existing lines of embryos, but forbade the funds from being used to create new embryos for experimentation.
According to news reports, a signing ceremony will take place on Monday at 11 am. Details about the Executive Order are not available, but according to the Washington Post, "proponents expect Obama will simply lift the restriction without caveats and let the NIH work out the details."
Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council commented on the news, saying, "Today's news that President Obama will open the door to direct taxpayer funds for embryonic stem cell research that encourages the destruction of human embryos is a slap in the face to Americans who believe in the dignity of all human life."
Perkins added: "I believe it is unethical to use human life, even young embryonic life, to advance science. While such research is unfortunately legal, taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for experiments that require the destruction of human life."
The Family Research Council leader pointed out that "Obama's policy change is especially troubling given the significant adult stem cell advances that are being used to treat patients now without harming or destroying human embryos."
He concluded, "Despite the significant advances using adult stem cells to treat patients, and new techniques to create stem cells from any patient, President Obama will choose to direct taxpayer's money to experiments that represent the poorest stem cell science.
Just this week ten pro-life Members of Congress spoke on stem cell research during a Special Order organized by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). Smith and the other pro-life Congressman observed that embryonic stem-cell research is not only unethical, but unnecessary, given the superior results achieved through adult stem cell research.
"Human embryo-destroying stem cell research is not only unethical, unworkable and unreliable, it is now demonstrably unnecessary," said Smith. "Adult stem cells ... are truly remarkable. They work, they have no ethical baggage, and advances are made every day at a dizzying pace.
But despite so much progress in the adult stem cell field, "the Obama administration and the House and Senate Democratic leadership remain obsessed with killing human embryos for experimentation at taxpayer expense," said Smith.
(Video of the Special Order is available on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=03B71601DFA5FFAA)
God Forgive Us.
“We did it for science.”
Another nail in Obama’s coffin.
If it shows such promise.....where's all the private funding? Afterall, any cure is worth at least a gizzillion dollars.
I’m sick of rule by executive edict.
This is entirely unconstitutional and Barry O’bama knows he doesn’t have the votes in Congress to push through his radical agenda.
We need a Constitutional amendment to protect human life. Not because such protections are not already present, but to clearly prohibit activist judges and little dictators from trying to establish a new America that supports genetic cannibalism and human harvesting.
“Bringing science back to its rightful place...”
Academia has become a political tool of Democrats, including science.
The dirty little secret is that if there are not enough embryos for TESTING, then there certainly won’t be sufficient (under current morality) for commercial medical use in treatment and cures (we will HAVE to farm embryos, preferably cloned humans so there are fewer variables to consider).
I am sick at my stomach watching the things we fought for long and hard, all by the wayside. This country will be destroyed before we have any chance to take it back
Not only may God forgive us, but God HELP us...
Point this out the next time a pro-abort fanatic screams "If you don't want an abortion, don't have one!"
Mr. Obama, why am I being punished with an abortion bill?
It's all a sham. He's a secular humanist but the Democrats have known since 2006 that they had to get the religious right (including black voters who opposed homosexuality and abortion).
A slap in the face is just the start. Prepared to be body slammed by the most radical pro-Abortionist President ever.
With each of these ‘policies’ bobo just adds more fuel to that everlasting fire of hell awaiting one such as him.
May God forgive us who mourn this abomination. Even though many of us knew the horror awaiting this country should he become elected, I am ashamed and horrified at what is happening so very quickly now.
There is NO NEED for Embryonic stem cell research, the only reason to keep doing this is so some laboratories delving into cloning, will be able to continue i.e., cloning is the only reason to keep Embryonic Stem Cell research alive....and they will do it with some of your money. Obama doesn't really care what some Americans think, he is all about power and getting rid of American Values anyway he can.
Narcissistic? Maybe.... Look how he treated the British PM and Mrs Browne...guilty of being ignorant on the protocol of foreign dignitaries you say....hardly, he doesn't like the Brits and he was arrogant about it. Narcissistic?.....there is a grand possibility he is...read how Hitler came into power, almost a mirror image of personalities. Whatever, he is definitely Marxist and leading this country into that world where only the elitists live well along with those few favored still in power. Barney Frank comes to mind, and those perverts like him.
So whose fault is it next week when people with spinal cord injuries aren’t walking, people with Parkinsons still have tremors and those with Alzeimers still can’t remember? The liberals actually believe that there is magic in them there stem cells and it just took Obama to allow it to come out.
Proving, once again, how correct so many Freepers have been over the last 8 years; There's not a DIMES worth of difference between George Bush and a Democrat.
Stem cells hold great promise. BUT NOT EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS!
Those lines are causing cancers. Those lines in vaccines are causing autism. NO GOOD THING CAN COME FROM THE CREATING AND DESTROYING OF LIFE. This mocks God, the true Author of life. It is demonic at the core.
Yes, money to research stem cells from other sources is not something I will contend with. Money spent on destroying embryos I will content with.
It is far better to have parkinsons that to take a life so that another’s can be easier.
“Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.” - Paul Begala
Here we are - the Brave New World is upon us.
Bush compromised and the slippery slope has become even more treacherous.
I echo others — God forgive us.
My point was that liberals expect it all to happen next week.
We’re All California Now
I feel sick.
The hypocracy of it, though. The Obamessiah was blathering about reversin all of Bush’s executive orders, yet that is the only way he can govern. When did we become a nation of such spineless sheep? (shakes head)
Hell, I’m waiting for Obama to issue a presidential order rescinding term limits and those pesky things like elections for presidents.
I can not see him or his Brownshirt administration leaving the white house under any circumstance; lose by election, judicial edict etc. It may be said I’m wearing tin foil but I see Obama as nothing but a full blown dictator who’s now tasted real power and will not give it up unless the countries destroyed completely or he is.
Just know that whatever executive orders Barack makes, can all be reversed with the stroke of a pen.
When it comes to be 100 days into the Obama administration, we will see how many legislative bills Barack has approved, how many passed Congress and were vetoed by President Obama, and how many were pushed through under “executive order”. We should also count up those executive orders to determine how many are new powers for government and how many are simply reversing an executive order from President Bush (or any other President).
Hollywood and the MSM are still unwilling to call Hugo Chavez a communist dictator.
I hope Hussein OBAMA bin laden (the devil) fails.
Idi Amin Hussein Obama
Thats a good one. I hope Idi Amin Dada Hussein Obama and his wife with her lean arms don't start cannibalizing the unborn babies instead of the $100 a pound Steak.
More reason to join in on the TEA Parties.
Next week, he’s going to reverse the policy of not conducting medical experiments on Jews.
My husband has Parkinson’s, and we have discussed the use of embryonic stems cells.
He has decided that he will refuse any treatment that might come from a murdered embryo. I support his decision.
Think of all of the livesaving research on hypothermia and twins that has been stalled by dogmatic politicisation of vital Nazi-era research!
If I am not mistaken there never was federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.
The msm would have us believe that President Bush was the only president to never fund this research.
He was the only president who allowed federal funding of a particular number of ‘lines’
It would seem that O is talking out of both sides of his mouth as usual.
God help us. Hussein Obama is an evil man.
God forgave us at birth..
God help us.
Hollywood and the MSM are the reason people like Chavez - Castro and Obama can take control of countries. Their support for terrorists enables many groups worldwide.
I’ve pretty much come to the decision liberals are not happy unless genocide is going on in numerous places across the globe.
Another nail in “America’s” coffin.
CREATE embryos for experimentation. WTF does that mean?????? :(
Wasn’t the original ban bu Bush done by “executive edict”? There was never a Congressional vote on it.
How many states have begun to pass a Constitutional amendment to protect human life? I haven’t seen the amendment come up for a vote in my state yet, but I live in NJ, and it would probably never pass. How many states have banned abortion completely? South Dakota?
You should immediately contact your Representative to see what you can do to get your state to pass the Human Life amendment. It sounds like it would be a really basic way to get the Amendment passed for the Federal Constitution.
We need a federal constitutional amendment. Killing Americans (or harvesting fetuses) in California won’t keep your tax dollars from going there just because you live in North Dakota or Florida or...
And to think that LBJ was called a “baby killer” in his day.
Is it me, or is Obama so anti-Bush that all he wants to do is the opposite - Iraq; Dealing w/ Hamas, Syria and Iran; Stem Cells; Abortion funding; etc. etc. etc.
I loathe the Left’s discriminatory and predatory practices.