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  • California's Proposition 71 Failure

    01/12/2010 5:53:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,728+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: Five years after a budget-busting $3 billion was allocated to embryonic stem cell research, there have been no cures, no therapies and little progress. So supporters are embracing research they once opposed. California's Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of federal policy or funding restraints on biomedical research centered on human embryonic stem cells. Supporters of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, passed in 2004, held out hopes of imminent medical miracles that were...
  • Embryonic Stem Cells 'Obsolete'

    07/16/2009 6:47:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 580+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: The former director of the National Institutes of Health, once an enthusiast for embryonic stem cells, now says their future has "dimmed." So why is the administration bailing out research into such therapies while troubled states like California have committed billions?Aside from creating or saving a few research jobs, the administration's decision to federally fund embryonic stem cell research is, as we've noted, a bailout of bad science. It throws money at an avenue of research that time and adult stem cell progress have passed by. Applauding the administration's move was Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who echoed the claims...
  • White House (Obama's) War On Science

    06/24/2009 5:16:34 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 10 replies · 1,461+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Science: The president's Council on Bioethics is summarily dismissed when it disagrees on the need for more federally funded embryonic stem cell research. The scientific method doesn't include firing those who disagree with you.Inspectors general are apparently not the only ones to pay for annoying the White House by doing their job. The 18-member council existed to provide the president with advice on the moral and ethical implications of the rapid advances in science and medical research. It exists no more. The council existed to ponder whether we should do something just because we can. Apparently President Obama wanted not...
  • President Barack Obama Warped and Twisted Science With Embryonic Stem Cell Order

    04/13/2009 1:15:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 537+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/13/09 | Joseph Infranco
    LifeNews.com Note: Joseph Infranco is senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.   On March 9, with a stroke of his pen, President Obama signed an executive order that provides federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The president’s terse but chilling justification was that “science should trump ideology.” The statement is a masterpiece of legerdemain, disguising its false premise and frightening implications while miscommunicating the nature and meaning of science. The first...
  • Why does President Obama object to human cloning?

    03/21/2009 10:51:12 PM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 622+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 22, 2009 | Timothy P. Collins, MD
    "President Barack Obama says human cloning is ‘dangerous, profoundly wrong' and has no place in society." So claimed the President as he lifted the restriction on embryonic stem cell research. To be clear, the restriction imposed by former President Bush didn't ban embryonic stem cell research -- it banned the use of Federal dollars in such research. President Obama's statement that human cloning is "dangerous and wrong" is a non sequitur in its context, because there is no material difference between abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and cloning. They differ in appearance, they sometimes differ in ends, but they differ...
  • Some Catholics Disappointed in Obama: offended by decisions on abortion and stem cell research

    03/20/2009 11:40:08 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 112 replies · 1,292+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2009 | Shannon Bream
    He garnered the majority of Catholic votes in the 2008 election, but a number of Catholic groups now say President Obama is showing a complete lack of regard for their beliefs. They count his decisions to lift restrictions on abortion and stem cell research among the most offensive. "As far as the Catholic church goes, there's no bigger priority for Catholics than human dignity and human life," said Cathy Ruse, senior fellow at the Family Research Council said. "And the Obama administration has just been an assault on those values again and again in just two months." But some American...
  • Did Obama Allow Human Cloning? (George-Kmiec debate)

    03/20/2009 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 13 replies · 582+ views
    US News ^ | 3/17/2009 | Dan Golgoff
    Here's the final installment of the E-mail debate between conservative Catholic legal scholars Robby George and Doug Kmiec over whether President Obama's executive order on embryonic stem cell research authorizes federally funded human cloning. In the first E-mail in this post, Kmiec responds to George's point-by-point analysis of Obama's new embryonic stem cell research policy, arguing that Obama's policy will very likely outlaw human cloning. In the second E-mail, George closes the debate by decrying Kmiec's definition of human cloning and invites him to debate the matter in public.
  • Obama wants Fed. $$ for embryonic sc research, but NO MONEY for NONembryonic stem cell research

    03/16/2009 6:30:00 PM PDT · by Sun · 13 replies · 582+ views
    I was shocked to hear from two sources that Obama is going to rescind Bush's policy of using Federal money from going for NONembryonic stem cell research. So Obama wants Federal dollars for immoral embryonic stem cell which do not work, but wants to take away money for ethical stem cells which DO work!
  • The Left Pushes Secular Religions: Global Warming, Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    03/16/2009 5:34:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 662+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 3/16/2009 | Michael Barone
    It seems to me that many on the cultural left are, while secular when it comes to conventional religion, very much believers in something that might be called secular religions—the religion of global warming, the religion of embryonic stem-cell research.My Creators Syndicate column discusses the Obama budget and how it caters to the religion of global warming by imposing huge costs on what now is an ailing economy in order to fight disasters which we are told will strike us—we area told that there can be no argument—you must have faith!—40 or 50 years from now.As for embryonic stem-cell research,...
  • Darwinists Tie Themselves Into Knots Denying the Obvious

    03/15/2009 6:23:02 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 158 replies · 3,114+ views
    UD ^ | March 15, 2009 | Barry Arrington
    15 March 2009Darwinists Tie Themselves Into Knots Denying the Obvious Some Darwinists will say anything to try to draw attention away from the obvious. The point of my “Scientific Certitude” post was to show that evolutionary theory has been used to support racist views. Darwin was a firmly committed racist, and he was not shy about expressing his racist views: “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilised races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes, as Professor Schaaffhausen has remarked,...
  • News to Note: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

    03/15/2009 8:41:12 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 3 replies · 561+ views
    AiG ^ | March 14, 2009
    News to Note: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint March 14, 2009 In this issue: 1. AP: “More Americans Say They Have No Religion” 2. LiveScience: “Scientists See God on the Brain” 3. ScienceNOW: “Arrest That Chimp!” 4. BBC News: “Obama Ends Stem Cell Funding Ban” 5. ScienceDaily: “Live Evolution Witnessed In Controlled Environment Of Microbial Predator And Prey” 6. Washington Post: “The Genesis of a Debate” (The Washington Post follows along on a creationist journey through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History) And much more at the following link:
  • Obama Orders the Destruction of Human Embryos

    03/13/2009 8:57:41 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies · 1,126+ views
    ICR ^ | March 13, 2009 | Lawrence Ford
    ...President Obama’s reversal of the embryonic stem cell ban sentences these embryos to the category of disposable life, a clear indicator that the president values the free exercise of science over the life of the unborn. But there is much more to the president’s decision. Dr. Guliuzza continued:
  • Stem Cell Sham - The president as sophist.

    03/14/2009 10:06:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,454+ views
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | 03/23/2009 | P.J. O'Rourke
    When a Democratic president goes from being wrong to being damn wrong is always an interesting moment: Bay of Pigs, Great Society, Jimmy Carter waking up on the morning after his inauguration, HillaryCare. Barack Obama condemned himself (and a number of human embryos to be determined at a later date) on March 9 when he signed an executive order reversing the Bush administration's restrictions on federal funding of stem cell research. President Obama went to hell not with the stroke of a pen, but with the cluck of a tongue. His executive order was an error. His statement at the...
  • Obama Rescinds Bush Stem Cell Executive Order

    03/14/2009 6:54:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 22 replies · 815+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 14 March 2009 | John Semmens
    In addition to overturning former President Bush’s policy against taxpayer funded embryonic stem cell research, President Obama rescinded Bush’s policy authorizing federal funding for adult stem cell research. Obama said it was a “matter of conscience” that motivated his decision. “I see no reason why taxpayers should be forced to fund research into unproven technologies and using methods they may find morally repugnant,” the President said. “Sacrificing embryos to obtain stem cells is one thing. Sacrificing adults goes beyond what I think is tolerable for a civilized society.” The President pointed out that “those who believe in adult stem cell...
  • Obama's Stem Cell Policy Hasn't Reversed Legislative Restrictions [Obama bans stem cell research $]

    03/14/2009 5:34:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies · 848+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2009
    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...
  • Obama Orders Taxpayers To Fund Destruction of Human Life

    03/13/2009 9:10:40 AM PDT · by This Just In · 11 replies · 496+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 13, 2009 | Lawrence Ford
    Obama Orders the Destruction of Human Embryos by Lawrence Ford* In a significant move to distance himself from the moral conservatives of the country, President Barack Obama on March 9 ordered that federal money (taxpayer money) be used to promote medical research using harvested embryonic stem cells from humans. Dr. Randy Guliuzza, a medical doctor and National Representative at the Institute for Creation Research, commented this week on the Obama decision: The consequences of the president’s decision are two-fold. First, government is now more empowered to destroy human life for “scientific” progress. Will research on human embryos result in advances...
  • Our "Intelligent" President Signs Law Banning Stem Cell Research...Without Even Knowing

    03/13/2009 6:37:23 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 24 replies · 1,384+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 3/13/2009 | Dr. Dave
    I'm really never going to get over how much fun this charade is to watch. On Monday, the glorious b. Hussein proclaimed how he hit "select all, delete, save" (for you original Mac folks) on the Bush administration executive order banning embryonic stem cell research. Then on Wednesday, b. signed the $410 billion omnibus bill, so his socialist soul train could roll on through the end of the fiscal year. Not to be outdone, he took to the pulpit (reading from his Golden Teleprompter, of course) and chastised lawmakers (particularly those supposed "Republicans," who, we admit with grinding teeth, disgustingly...
  • Obama's Embryonic Ideas

    03/14/2009 8:50:50 AM PDT · by foutsc · 12 replies · 319+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 14 March 09 | foutsc
    Embryonic Stem Cells: The science is not settled and neither are the ethical questionsBoth sides of the stem cell debate have brought up valid arguments, but the President is seemingly uninterested in them. In a dramatic rhetorical flourish, he has imperiously declared that he is throwing back the curtain on President Bush's scientific dark ages. Good politics, but bad for our humanity. While our still-Christian society in the US grapples with concepts like euthanasia and abortion, the President blithely brushes these issues aside. His attorney general wants us to stop being cowardly and to start talking about race, but this...
  • Embryos and ethics

    03/14/2009 4:50:51 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 10 replies · 769+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/15/09 | Jeff Jacoby
    SHORTLY AFTER the president announced his new policy on funding embryonic stem-cell research, CNN's Larry King devoted a special program to the subject. His first guest was Mary Tyler Moore, the international chairwoman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation who has long been involved in raising funds and awareness for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes, a disease for which there is still no cure. "I am so pleased with the thought and care that he put into making this decision. I think it's a good one," Moore told King. "What's wonderful too is that this means that the United...
  • Morally Unserious in the Extreme (Charles Krauthammer)

    03/13/2009 10:53:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies · 3,749+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3-13-09 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>Last week, the White House invited me to a signing ceremony overturning the Bush (43) executive order on stem cell research. I assume this was because I have long argued in these columns and during my five years on the President's Council on Bioethics that, contrary to the Bush policy, federal funding should be extended to research on embryonic stem cell lines derived from discarded embryos in fertility clinics.</p>
  • Obama Signs Law Banning Federal Embryo Research Two Days After Signing Executive Order to OK It

    03/13/2009 8:12:20 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 210 replies · 19,152+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 13, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    On Wednesday, only two days after he lifted President Bush’s executive order banning federal funding of stem cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos, President Barack Obama signed a law that explicilty 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." The provision was buried in the 465-page omnibus appropriations bill that Obama signed Wednesday. Known as the Dickey-Wicker amendment, it has been included in the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Health and Human Services every fiscal year since 1996....
  • Using Embryos Without Limit Is Line Too Far

    03/12/2009 8:06:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 729+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 12, 2009 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Last week, the White House invited me to a signing ceremony overturning the Bush (43) executive order on stem cell research. I assume this was because I have long argued in these columns and during my five years on the President's Council on Bioethics that, contrary to the Bush policy, federal funding should be extended to research on embryonic stem cell lines derived from discarded embryos in fertility clinics. I declined to attend. Once you show your face at these things you become a tacit endorser of whatever they spring. My caution was vindicated. Bush had restricted federal funding for...
  • Obama OKs Embyro Research Monday, Bans it Wednesday

    03/12/2009 7:08:07 PM PDT · by kellynla · 54 replies · 2,688+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 12, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama signed a law that 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” only two days after he lifted President Bush’s executive order banning federal funding of stem cell research that requires the killing of new human embryos. The law banning any federal funding of research that kills or risks injury to embryos was included in the language of the $410-billion omnibus appropriation bill that President Obama signed Wednesday. Known as the Dickey-Wicker amendment, the language has been included in...
  • AMA Supports President's Decision to Fund Stem Cell Research

    03/12/2009 5:01:58 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 596+ views
    AMA Supports President's Decision to Fund Stem Cell Research For immediate release March 9, 2009 Statement attributable to: Joseph Heyman, MD Board Chair, American Medical Association "The American Medical Association supports President Obama's decision to lift the ban on federal funding of stem cell research. Stem cell research holds great promise to treat diseases that science has so far been unable to cure, and this change in policy will allow researchers to accelerate their efforts by applying for federal research funds. "The AMA supports biomedical research on stem cells and has encouraged strong public support of federal funding for this...
  • LARRY KING LIVE VOTE ON OBAMA'S USE OF TAXPAYER $$$$ FOR STEM CELL RESEARCH....FREEPERS PLEASE VOTE

    03/11/2009 6:54:41 PM PDT · by Kackikat · 33 replies · 2,269+ views
    CNN Larry King Live Vote ^ | 03/09/09 | Kackikat
    LARRY KING LIVE WANTS YOUR VOTE ON WHETHER OBAMA SHOULD USE TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR STEMCELL RESEARCH???
  • Bishop Finn on President Obama's Executive Order (KC)

    03/10/2009 5:03:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 365+ views
    Catholic Key ^ | 3/9/2009 | Robert W. Finn
    Kansas City - St. Joseph Bishop Robert W. Finn issued the following statement today responding to President Barack Obama's Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Statement on the President’s Order for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Most Reverend Robert W. Finn Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph President Barack Obama has kept another campaign promise today as he signed the executive order which will allow federal funds to be spent on destructive human embryonic stem cell research. I join my voice to that of other Catholic leaders, and other men and women of good will, in denouncing this newest step...
  • Rigali: Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cells 'A Sad Victory of Politics over Science and Ethics,'

    03/10/2009 5:07:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 264+ views
    USCCB ^ | 3/9/2009 | Justin Rigali
    USCCB News Release 09-052 March 9, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cells 'A Sad Victory of Politics over Science and Ethics,' Says Cardinal Rigali WASHINGTON—Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, today called President Obama's executive order on embryonic stem cell research "a sad victory of politics over science and ethics." Under the order, for the first time in U.S. history, federal tax dollars will be used to encourage researchers to destroy live human embryos for stem cell research. Cardinal Rigali also cited a January 16 letter in...
  • (Wuerl:) Lifting Limits on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Politics over Science and Ethics

    03/10/2009 5:14:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 408+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/10/2009 | Donald Wuerl
    Lifting Limits on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Politics over Science and Ethics March 09, 2009 In a column to be published in the March 12 Catholic Standard newspaper, Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl called the decision by President Barack Obama to void restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research “disheartening.” He went on to explain the Church’s support for ethical scientific research, such as adult stem cell research, noting its success over the past decades in addressing disease and illness. The column follows. Lifting Limits on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Politics over Science and Ethics The announcement that...
  • Obama [will] fail to escape the Justice of Heaven for allowing the use of stem cells, ...

    03/11/2009 3:48:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 427+ views
    interfax.com ^ | 10 March 2009
    2009-03-10 18:40:00Obama fail to escape the Justice of Heaven for allowing the use of stem cells, the priest thinks Moscow, March 10, Interfax - The US President will be held accountable to God for lifting limits on stem cell research, Hieromonk Dimitry (Pershin) believes. "The democratic president has brought American science back to extensive development. It is not inconceivable that the world will hold another Nuremberg Trial to condemn the destruction of human lives at the embryonic stage of development. But even Obama is unable to escape the Heaven, and the Heaven holds Judgment," Fr. Dimitry, Chairman of the...
  • President Barack Obama Deceives Media, Public on Opposition to Human Cloning

    03/10/2009 3:33:05 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 618+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 10, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama Deceives Media, Public on Opposition to Human Cloning by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor March 10, 2009 Email RSSPrint Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- While most media reports were focused on President Barack Obama's decision to roll back protections limiting taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research, little attention was paid to Obama's ingenuous method of supposedly opposing human cloning.During his speech in the East Room of the White House, Obama told supporters and the media that human cloning is "dangerous, profoundly wrong."Obama said he would never open the door to using human cloning for reproductive purposes. However, he...
  • Stem Cell Go-Ahead Puts Obama at Odds With Pope

    03/10/2009 4:03:04 PM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 986+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 10, 2009 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's lifting of restrictions on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research puts him at odds with Pope Benedict and the American Roman Catholic Church. After Obama signed the order on Monday, the Vatican and U.S. Church leaders condemned the move. One commentator said the test of "a real democracy" was its defense of the most defenseless. Obama's executive order reversed and repudiated restrictions placed on the research by his predecessor, George W. Bush, freeing labs across the country to start working with the cells, which can give rise to any kind of...
  • Science Prevails (uh, OK)

    03/10/2009 4:50:47 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 17 replies · 633+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    The era of stem cells has officially begun. It's a little late, of course - it could have started eight years ago, when then-President Bush had the opportunity to approve federal funding for new embryonic stem cell research. Instead, he signed an executive order that restricted funding to a handful of existing stem cell lines, tying the hands of scientists for years to come. It was the first sign of the battle to come between the Bush administration, science and ideology.
  • Jindal Disagrees With Obama on Stem Cells

    03/10/2009 6:26:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 588+ views
    WXVT ^ | March 9, 2009
    Gov. Bobby Jindal says he disagrees with President Obama on stem cell research. The president Monday cleared the way for increases in federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, arguing in the interests of scientific and medical advances. Obama lifted funding restrictions on the research imposed by former President George W. Bush. Jindal told reporters he saw it as an issue akin to abortion. He said he supported the Bush administration's restrictions, which blocked some funding because embryos are destroyed to create the cell lines.
  • President Obama Also Kills Bush Executive Order for Adult Stem Cell Research

    03/10/2009 2:59:36 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 36 replies · 1,352+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 10, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    President Obama Also Kills Bush Executive Order for Adult Stem Cell Research by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com Editor March 10, 2009 Email RSSPrint Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama did more on Monday than just force taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research that requires the destruction of human life. He also rescinded an executive order President Bush put into place funding adult stem cells and new research with iPS cells.Obama also rescinded Executive Order 13435 of June 20, 2007.President Bush put that order in place in June 2007 when he vetoed a Congressional measure that would have required embryonic...
  • Rethink Stem Cells? Science Already Has

    03/10/2009 9:45:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 711+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 9, 2009 | Nicholas Wade
    With soaring oratory, President Obama on Monday removed a substantial practical nuisance that has long made life difficult for stem cell researchers. He freed biomedical researchers using federal money (a vast majority) to work on more than the small number of human embryonic stem cell lines that were established before Aug. 9, 2001. ... However, the president’s support of embryonic stem cell research comes at a time when many advances have been made with other sorts of stem cells. The Japanese biologist Shinya Yamanaka found in 2007 that adult cells could be reprogrammed to an embryonic state with surprising ease....
  • Much Ado About Obama and Embryonic Stem Cells

    03/10/2009 10:45:25 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 16 replies · 522+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 10 | Melissa Clouthier
    In a move that shocked no one, President Barack Obama reversed President George W. Bush’s executive order to ban government-funded human embryonic stem cell (ESC) research on new embryonic stem cell strains. This decision has caused many to rejoice and many to lament. Some question the timing: lifting the stem cell research funding ban is a political win for Obama at a time when he’s losing public opinion ground on the economy. It also puts Republicans on defense — moderates and Democrats favor embryonic stem cell research, while conservatives dislike it. Moderate Republicans welcome the policy shift because they view...
  • Freep a Poll. Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funding

    03/10/2009 12:45:25 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 19 replies · 1,181+ views
    KVOA, Tucson ^ | March 10, 2009 | Local NBC Affiliate
    Do you think the government should federally fund embryonic stem cell research.
  • Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Lauds Obama's Embryonic Stem Cells Decision

    03/10/2009 1:03:47 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 34 replies · 1,973+ views
    All Headline News ^ | March 10, 2009 | Kris Alingod
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Republicans on Monday decried President Barack Obama's lifting of the ban on embryonic stem cell research, but former First Lady Nancy Reagan, whose husband had suffered from Alzheimer's disease, welcomed the decision and said she is "grateful" to the President. Obama signed an executive order on Monday reversing the eight-year ban on research using embryonic stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent cells that exist only within five days of embryonic development. They have an indefinite capacity for self-renewal, making them ideal for tissue replacement and for treating diseases, including degenerative diseases, spinal cord injuries, diabetes...
  • A dash of science: Now that's change [barf] [McCain supports embryonic stem cell research]

    03/10/2009 1:32:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 617+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-03-10 | Roger Simon
    President Barack Obama did a lot more than lift the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research Monday. He came to the startling conclusion that scientific research should be based on science. This will be a change. George W. Bush spent the past eight years making sure scientific research was based on conservative ideology, political manipulation and whim. Global warming? Buncha baloney. We’ve got millions of years left. Saw a polar bear the other day in a zoo. Looked fine. And if scientists disagree with that, we can always find new scientists. Using embryonic stem cells to try...
  • DeMint Statement on President’s Use of Taxpayer Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    03/09/2009 10:46:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 604+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) made the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s decision to allow taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research that promotes the destruction of human life. “Today’s decision by President Obama is the latest in a troubling series of actions from the White House that undermine the dignity of human life,” said Senator DeMint. “The president’s policy, which will force taxpayer funding to promote the destruction innocent human life, is wrong no matter how noble the scientific goals. America’s culture of life depends on clear moral and ethical guidelines...
  • Embryonic Stem cell research: emotion over logic

    03/09/2009 10:45:29 PM PDT · by Reagan 2.0 · 5 replies · 548+ views
    Examiner ^ | 3-9-09 | Scott Martin
    Michael Harris, the NY Government Examiner, makes an emotional appeal in support of stem cell research, following President Obama's decision to end President Bush's ban on using taxpayer funds for such research. As many such appeals do, it relies on personal experience and emotion over a reasoned discussion of the proper role of the federal government. I have early-onsent generalized dystonia, a severe neurological disorder and have used a wheelchair since I was nine years old. Stem cell research is considered one of the best chances of finding new and better treatments for dystonia and ultimately developing a cure. At...
  • Nancy Reagan praises Obama for overturning Bush's policy on stem cells

    03/09/2009 10:17:01 PM PDT · by bikingbill · 12 replies · 757+ views
    I'm very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research," the former first lady said in a statement. "These new rule will now make it possible for scientists to move forward." "Countless people, suffering from many different diseases, stand to benefit from the answers stem cell research can provide," said Reagan, who has long been at odds with other conservative Republicans over the stem cell issue. "We owe it to ourselves and to our children to do everything in our power to find cures for these diseases -- and soon." Reagan, 87,...
  • Nancy Reagan praises Obama (stem cells)

    03/09/2009 9:09:53 PM PDT · by Politicos · 52 replies · 1,405+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/10/09 | Craig Gordon
    “I’m very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research,” she wrote in a statement released shortly after Obama reversed the Bush administration limits. “These new rules will now make it possible for scientists to move forward. I urge researchers to make use of the opportunities that are available to them and to do all they can to fulfill the promise that stem cell research offers." Reagan continued, “Countless people, suffering from many different diseases, stand to benefit from the answers stem cell research can provide. We owe it to ourselves and...
  • Obama reverses Bush's embryonic stem cell ban (DeGette wants it etched in stone)

    03/09/2009 8:47:55 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 25 replies · 1,017+ views
    Denver Post ^ | March 9, 2009
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama this morning overturned a Bush administration ban on using federal funds for embryonic stem cell research and signed an order intended to restore "scientific integrity to government decision making." "It was wonderful. It was really a dream come true," she said. "Over tens years of work trying to get sensible stem cell policy, and literally with the stroke of a pen, it happened." SNIPA pen — actually one of several that Obama used to sign the order — that Democratic leaders later gave to the Colorado lawmaker. DeGette noted that her fight is not over,...
  • Vatican Daily Slams Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    03/09/2009 8:05:36 PM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 598+ views
    iht.com ^ | March 7, 2009 | staff
    VATICAN CITY: The Vatican's newspaper is reiterating Catholic teaching that embryonic stem cell research is immoral as President Barack Obama prepares to lift a federal funding limit on such work. L'Osservatore Romano wrote Saturday that such research in the eyes of the Catholic church is "deeply immoral" and lamented that U.S. taxpayers' money will help fund embryonic stem cell research. Catholic teaching holds that life begins at conception and opposes research involving destruction of human embryos. The Vatican's newspaper quoted from a condemnation issued last year by U.S. bishops who expressed worry that there will be "no stopping point" if...
  • Stem Cells: Does Their Origin Matter?

    03/09/2009 7:55:16 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 51 replies · 1,341+ views
    Answers Magazine ^ | Dr. Georgia Purdom
    Stem Cells Does Their Origin Matter? Preserving life—it is extremely important in the Christian faith. But what is the biblical definition of life, and how does this definition affect stem cell research?God clearly commands in Exodus 20:13: “You shall not murder [the intentional, predatory killing of another]” (NIV; see also Matthew 19:18; Romans 13:9). A big controversy today is that of determining when life begins. In the field of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR), this determination is especially crucial. Because technology is advancing faster than society’s ethics, we are left to solve such dilemmas in the midst of active...
  • Nancy Reagan praises Obama for overturning Bush's policy on stem cells

    03/09/2009 7:25:13 PM PDT · by montanajoe · 36 replies · 1,205+ views
    China View ^ | 2009-03-10 | Staff
  • Bailing Out Bad Science

    03/09/2009 6:11:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 602+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 9, 2009
    Bioethics: The president keeps a promise by lifting restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research — what he calls "the gold standard" of such research. Judging by results, fool's gold is more like it.During the 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama said: "I believe that the restrictions that President Bush has placed on funding of human embryonic stem cell research have handcuffed our scientists and hindered our ability to compete with other nations." With all due respect, that is nonsense. With Obama lifting the restrictions on Monday, we will now be federally funding research that has yet to...
  • Obama Forbids Hype: AGW (er, Stem Cell) Research Must Be Based On Science, Not Bias, Politics

    03/09/2009 11:53:21 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 5 replies · 445+ views
    3-09-2009 | Robert A Cook
    Parody. Parody. Parody. Parody. Obama today loudly proclaimed today that Stem Cell research will be re-funded (ending a Bush White House policy that prohibited federal (but not private!) funding for research using stem cells (and the bodies of aborted babies.) Much promoted by the MSM radio-media during their 1/2 hour slots on every channel, Obama's sound bites proudly declared that "We will not base decisions based on (conservative) politics, but on scientific fact (despite the fact that embryonic stem cell research has badly failed every time it has been tried with private funds)." The AGW community now sits - waiting...
  • Archives: prophetic warning on embryos, cloning

    03/07/2009 4:23:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 345+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 7/20/06 and 8/21/06 | Michael Brown
    Spirit Daily __________________________________________ Prophetic 'Word' Warning On Cloning May Hint At Worrisome Genetic Trends First storyMany of you remember it. Years ago, we brought you the so-called "1990 prophecy," a prognostication which seemed to claim that the onset of an evil comparable to abortion would cause major chastisements."In four years there will arise a new evil the likes of which mankind has never before encountered," asserted this locution, given on December 9, 1990, in a dream to a recipient who requested anonymity. Following the Bible's admonishment not to despise prophecy, and impressed by its measured and yet potent language,...