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Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cells
CNN.Com ^ | updated 23 minutes ago | Ed Henry and Elaine Quijano

Posted on 03/09/2009 10:11:47 AM PDT by GonzoII

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Obama signed an executive order Monday repealing a Bush-era policy that limited federal tax dollars for embryonic stem cell research.

Obama's move overturns an order signed by President Bush in 2001 that barred the National Institutes of Health from funding research on embryonic stem cells beyond using 60 cell lines that existed at that time.

Obama also signed a presidential memorandum establishing greater independence for federal science policies and programs.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho2009; democrats; escr; moralabsolutes; obama; obamunism; prolife; stemcells
 Who is like unto God?
1 posted on 03/09/2009 10:11:48 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Salvation; NYer; little jeremiah; wagglebee; narses; DirtyHarryY2K

Ping.


2 posted on 03/09/2009 10:12:14 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Let the fetus-farming for scientific study begin!


3 posted on 03/09/2009 10:13:36 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: GonzoII

He proudly signed this ORDER, his arrogance will be his down fall.........I just hope he doesn’t take us with him.


4 posted on 03/09/2009 10:14:13 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: GonzoII

This is a shame, but expected from the one.


5 posted on 03/09/2009 10:14:18 AM PDT by DonaldC
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To: GonzoII

“Obama also signed a presidential memorandum establishing greater independence for federal science policies and programs...”

This will turn out to be the BIG story...


6 posted on 03/09/2009 10:14:34 AM PDT by jessduntno ("The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training." - Joe Biden, Idiot)
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To: GonzoII

what about this?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/29/AR2007112901878.html


7 posted on 03/09/2009 10:15:26 AM PDT by IOWAfan (Thank you President Bush.)
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To: GonzoII

The sanctity of life is not important to the Antichrist.


8 posted on 03/09/2009 10:21:54 AM PDT by Gator113 (For America to survive, Obama must fail.....)
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To: GonzoII

9 posted on 03/09/2009 10:24:01 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Kakaze

Another brilliant teleprompter speech preceding the signing. He can turn is head for every two words on a line! I think I’ll make that my new tag line!


10 posted on 03/09/2009 10:26:55 AM PDT by Sefton (He can turn is head for every two words on a line!)
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To: GonzoII
Matthew 10:16-42 Our Lord warned his disciples to prepare for persecution. They were to avoid all things which gave advantage to their enemies, all meddling with worldly or political concerns, all appearance of evil or selfishness, and all underhand measures. Christ foretold troubles, not only that the troubles might not be a surprise, but that they might confirm their faith. He tells them what they should suffer, and from whom. Thus Christ has dealt fairly and faithfully with us, in telling us the worst we can meet with in his service; and he would have us deal so with ourselves, in sitting down and counting the cost. Persecutors are worse than beasts, in that they prey upon those of their own kind. The strongest bonds of love and duty, have often been broken through from enmity against Christ. Sufferings from friends and relations are very grievous; nothing cuts more. It appears plainly, that all who will live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution; and we must expect to enter into the kingdom of God through many tribulations. With these predictions of trouble, are counsels and comforts for a time of trial. The disciples of Christ are hated and persecuted as serpents, and their ruin is sought, and they need the serpent's wisdom. Be ye harmless as doves. Not only, do nobody any hurt, but bear nobody any ill-will. Prudent care there must be, but not an anxious, perplexing thought; let this care be cast upon God. The disciples of Christ must think more how to do well, than how to speak well. In case of great peril, the disciples of Christ may go out of the way of danger, though they must not go out of the way of duty. No sinful, unlawful means may be used to escape; for then it is not a door of God's opening. The fear of man brings a snare, a perplexing snare, that disturbs our peace; an entangling snare, by which we are drawn into sin; and, therefore, it must be striven and prayed against. Tribulation, distress, and persecution cannot take away God's love to them, or theirs to him. Fear Him, who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell Henry's concise commentary.
11 posted on 03/09/2009 10:27:52 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is Good!)
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To: jessduntno
This will turn out to be the BIG story...

My thought exactly. I was overwhelmed with a feeling of dread as I heard his comments about restoring "real science" to America. All us AGW "deniers" had better head for the hills or we'll be sent to gulags or mental health facilities where the "attendants" are armed.

12 posted on 03/09/2009 10:32:10 AM PDT by Bernard Marx (Free California from public employee union rule!)
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To: Texas4ever
"No sinful, unlawful means may be used to escape; for then it is not a door of God's opening. The fear of man brings a snare, a perplexing snare, that disturbs our peace; an entangling snare, by which we are drawn into sin; and, therefore, it must be striven and prayed against. Tribulation, distress, and persecution cannot take away God's love to them, or theirs to him."

Amen.

The servant is not better than the Master.

13 posted on 03/09/2009 10:32:32 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: IOWAfan

Adult stems are better than embryonic,,but nobody knows. People tell me GWB stopped embryonic stem cell research and he did not.

But the big news is your own are better,,no rejection issues. No fetus involved.


14 posted on 03/09/2009 10:34:11 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: GonzoII
Lessee, so next year we can expect cures for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes, right Messiah? Oh, and maybe Christopher Reeve will be revived to walk again.
15 posted on 03/09/2009 10:36:16 AM PDT by colorado tanker (Oh my God, am I hoping for change.)
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To: GonzoII

seems all he has been doing since taking office is signing pork bills and undoing anything and everything ol GW signed into law. you go messiah....azzhat...


16 posted on 03/09/2009 11:00:48 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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The ends do not justify the means, no matter how big the ends or how small the means.

This statement is one of natural moral law.

Obama just overturned natural moral law. There will be a great judgement upon him, and all those who fought for this, and us if we do not stand up and fight against this. It is criminal on how silent everyone in the MSM has been about strides against disease while using adult and umbilical stem cells, and remaining silent on the travesties that have accompanied embryonic stem cells.

They cannot consider this real science, because God and science cannot be in conflict with one another. One created the other. Only mans faulty theories/hypothesis can cause error in science, and they seem to be barreling toward that end blindly......May God forgive us......


17 posted on 03/09/2009 11:10:28 AM PDT by wombtotomb (since it is above his paygrade, why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: GonzoII

Just listed to the announcement

Made with stunning arrogance. Any opposing views are purely political, you know. Morality is as deemed by obama, who must have decided the beginning of life IS within his paygrade after all...

and the usual “Praise Obama now I will walk again” wheelchair patient..

yeah buddy, check in again with us in 2-4 years- if your brain is not riddled with tumors


18 posted on 03/09/2009 11:22:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: GonzoII
"In recent years, when it comes to stem cell research, rather than furthering discovery, our government [read President Bush] has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values," Zer0 said at the White House.

I'm so sick of this double talk BS! There was NO false choice. Science and scientists were more than welcome to kill babies to conduct their "research".

The ONLY THING President Bush did was forbid the use of TAXPAYER money to do so. Grrrrrrr

19 posted on 03/09/2009 11:50:52 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: silverleaf

Yup. But “cloning is dangerous, proundly wrong.” Smoke and mirrors, all of it.

His definition of “reproductive cloning” means starting tiny cloned human beings -—and then nurtuing them until they’re toddling about and saying “Mama.”

He says this kind of cloning is “morally wrong”.

His definition of “research” or “therapeutic” cloning means starting tiny cloned human beings -— and then experimenting on them or extracting materials from them until they are dead.

He says THIS kind of cloning is “morally right”.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Obama thinks God died and left ~O~ in charge.


20 posted on 03/09/2009 12:18:20 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (I was hitchhiking the other day, and a hearse stopped. I said, 'No thanks - I'm not going that far.')
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To: Just A Nobody

this is evil speech, to marginalize people who hold life sacred as “anti science” and to lie about the conscience and efforts at balance by our former PRESIDENT

doublethink is so very dangerous to us all

Please people open your eyes


21 posted on 03/09/2009 12:20:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: silverleaf
Yes...evil speech!

The AOL article has much more:
Obama Reverses Bush Stem Cell Policy

22 posted on 03/09/2009 2:04:46 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: silverleaf
Just look at all the people cheering the destruction of life.


23 posted on 03/09/2009 2:24:49 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: raybbr

Yes, and the looks on their faces are chilling considering what they are cheering.


24 posted on 03/09/2009 2:32:04 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: raybbr

Joe O’Biden skipped the photo op?

Maybe he wants to avoid excommunication

Look at Pelosi gloating. Why does the Church turn its face from her.


25 posted on 03/09/2009 3:07:25 PM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: GonzoII
A Proposal with a 100% Failure Rate!
26 posted on 03/09/2009 3:22:44 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: colorado tanker; Coleus

The cures are coming from Adult Stem Cell Research!


27 posted on 03/09/2009 3:24:59 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Yep. These families have been sold a bill of goods by a bunch of professional researchers who want more federal grant money thrown their way. It was never about “science,” it was about the money.


28 posted on 03/09/2009 3:30:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Oh my God, am I hoping for change.)
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To: GonzoII

Just what we need, federal money to research a new cause of cancer.

May God have mercy on us.


29 posted on 03/09/2009 3:50:09 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Salvation
Thank you for the link to a great article.
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“President Obama has decided to direct taxpayer money on experimentation that has proven to be a failure. The President seems to hope that simply throwing money at the problem will fix it. In the meantime, every failed experiment will cost more human lives.” Ms. Atteberry continued, “All citizens should demand their tax dollars be directed instead to research that continues to unlock cures to many of our most dreaded diseases.”

This paragraph sums up the issue quite nicely...
although, why should taxpayer money EVER be used for research? The country is bankrupt, yet he promises to throw more money at failed research. If the research was showing good promise many would be throwing money their way. I'm sure Nancy Reagan has a couple million she could spare.

30 posted on 03/09/2009 4:59:00 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: GonzoII
Pinged from Terri Dailies


31 posted on 03/09/2009 5:20:59 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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