Skip to comments.Court: Obama Can Force Taxpayer-Funded Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Posted on 08/24/2012 11:58:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
A federal appeals court has determined a federal judge was right to throw out a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obamas decision to force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a decision throwing out a lawsuit challenging the funding, which President George W. Bush stopped and Obama allowed just months after entering office. The bringers of the lawsuit argued Obamas executive order forcing taxpayer funding violated the 1996 Dickey-Wicker law that prohibits taxpayer of any scientific research that results in the destruction of human embryos, unborn children at their earliest days of life.
A three-judge appeals court panel unanimously agreed with the lower court judge. According to an AP report, Chief Judge David B. Sentelle said Dickey-Wicker permits federal funding of research projects that utilize already-derived embryonic stem cells because no human embryo or embryos are destroyed in such projects.
In August 2010, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Obama executive order likely violates that law against federal funding of embryo destruction. But, in April 2011, a federal appeals court ruled Obama can force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research that has never helped any patients.
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Maybe it’s time to consider harvesting stem cells from judges.
Appeals Court of the Doistrict of Columbia.
All Howard U. Graduates??????
Total garbage. If this reasoning is true then buying drugs doesn’t fund drug cartels. Because when you buy the drugs, they’ve already been made. And buying Frosted Flakes doesn’t fund Kellogg’s, because that cereal has already been made. But we’re to believe throwing money at “already derived embryonic stem cells” won’t result in more being harvested? This decision is a completely fraudulent judicially activist liberal travesty.