Skip to comments.Obama's Stem Cell Policy Hasn't Reversed Legislative Restrictions [Obama bans stem cell research $]
Posted on 03/14/2009 5:34:45 PM PDT by grundle
On Wednesday, President Obama signed a law that bans federal funding of any research that leads to the destruction of human embryos just two days after lifting Bush-era restraints on it.
President Obama may have abolished contentious Bush-era restraints on federal funding of stem cell research on Monday, but a legislative obstacle still remains for scientists seeking more money.
A spending bill that Obama signed on Wednesday explicitly bans federal funding of any "research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death," language that pertains to creation of new stem cell lines.
This provision, known as the Dickey-Wicker amendment, was included in the 465-page omnibus spending bill that will fund government agencies through September. The amendment is a measure Congress has included in spending bills in every fiscal year since 1996.
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LOL guess the adroit Obama wasn’t counting on the public figuring this one out. What will he do now? Subvert the Constitution?
Why would he let a little thing like the Constitution stand in his way?
This is too much....
Hey, the story FINSLLY got into the MSM! Assuming we count Fox as MSM. Katie Couric will figure it out in about a month.
What will he do now? Subvert the Constitution?
We need to keep an eye on this one. I bet you he does!
‘Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Mike Castle, R-Del., are seeking a quick vote on legislation to repeal the amendment,
after failing twice in the past to overturn Bush’s restrictions.”
The left hopes and "prays" that something, anything, can be treated by embryonic stem cells harvested from dead babies, so that people who are on the fence regarding abortion might say... well, abortion isn't THAT bad, after all, we can get embryonic stem cells to do fix XYZ.
He's just not too bright.
“...the Dickey-Wicker amendment...”
Oh, just — never mind.
The List, ping
The List, ping
Wasn’t that originally the “Wanker-Bollocks” amendment?
Meaning that funds from that particular bill cannot go to fund stem cell research, not that all stem cell research funding has been banned.
Knowledge is power
OK. But it’s still funny!
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