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  • Embryonic Stem Cell Fail as Firm Goes Defunct

    06/08/2016 9:18:54 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    In 2004, Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards promised that if John Kerry won, people would rise out of their wheelchairs and walk. In the 2006 election, actor Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson’s, made a commercial for Democratic Senate candidates in which he urged voters to support those candidates who opposed restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research and stood in the way of imminent miracles. Private funding, it should be noted, was never restricted. The only thing that stood in the way of miracle cures from embryonic stem cell research miracle cures, we were told, was the...
  • Not with a bang but a whimper: What ever happened to the stem cell wars?

    11/03/2015 5:44:51 AM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 11/3/15 | Michael Cook
    It’s time for scientists and bioethicists to establish a Embryonic Stem Cell Truth and Reconciliation Commission.It all seems so long ago now. But from 2002 to 2008 they barnstormed, fibbed, exaggerated, hyped, and caricatured to get government funding so that they could play God with human embryos. It was a brutal battle in which truth came second. "People need a fairy tale," said Ronald D.G. McKay, a leading stem cell scientist, in 2004.The claims made for the near-miraculous potential of human embryonic stem cells were extraordinary. Celebrities and scientists spoke with the breathless enthusiasm normally associated with crystal medicine or ayurvedic...
  • Stem-Cell Wars Aren't Over: How "Donated" Aborted Baby Parts Are Being Used

    07/16/2015 11:42:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | July 16, 2015 | Rebecca Taylor
    I wrote this piece weeks ago. It has just now been published online. I had no idea that the Center for Medical Progress was about to drop the bomb on Planned Parenthood and their participation in the market for aborted baby parts. In case you were wondering what some companies use aborted baby parts for, read my latest at the National Catholic Register: "It has been several years since the height of the stem-cell controversy, where every day debate raged over the destruction of embryos for embryonic stem cells. These human embryos, conceived in a lab by the hundreds of...
  • Obama Admin backing Ebola vaccines using aborted baby cell lines

    10/15/2014 4:02:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 15, 2014 | John Henry Westen
    The Obama Administration has chosen to back Ebola vaccines made using cell lines cultivated from aborted babies, despite the fact that the government itself acknowledged that moral alternatives could also be used, according to a pro-life organization that specializes in advocating for morally produced vaccines.  Children of God for Life says it has discovered that several Ebola vaccines in development for use worldwide are being made using the aborted fetal cell lines.The proof of the use of the controversial cell lines in the manufacture of the vaccines is found in the patents. According to the patents, Glaxo SmithKline (GSK) and NIAID...
  • Research With Body Parts of Aborted Babies Won’t Cure Diseases

    12/07/2011 4:18:38 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/7/11 | Luis Zaffirini
    A while back Don Reed, writing for the Huffington Post, argued against a pro-life bill in the Wisconsin Assembly that would prohibit the sale or use of body parts of aborted unborn babies for research purposes. He argued specifically that Lou Gehrig’s disease will be more difficult to cure if the bill becomes law. He also contended that pro-lifers should find no fault in the use of fetal tissue in experimentation or research which depends on the destruction of human embryos. He claims that if embryonic stem cell research were illegal, a host of diseases “would be ravaging the country...
  • Embryonic Stem Cells Still Haven’t Performed Miracles

    11/22/2011 7:25:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 22, 2011 | IBD staff
    Subsidies: A firm that received tax dollars to pursue embryonic stem cell research abandons what was touted as the most promising avenue of research for medical miracles. Then there's that "conscience thing." When Geron Corp. announced in January 2010 that the first clinical trial using its embryonic stem cells to treat an actual human patient was under way, its stock shot up 6.4%. Geron got the first Food and Drug Administration license to use embryonic stem cells to treat people in a clinical trial, in this case patients with a spinal cord injury. Last week Geron announced that it was...
  • Geron Bails Out of Stem Cells

    11/16/2011 11:43:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 15 November 2011 | Gretchen Vogel
    Geron, the company that helped pioneer human embryonic stem (hES) cell research, said yesterday that it is stopping its first-in-the-world clinical trial and pulling out of further stem cell work. The company, based in Menlo Park, California, will instead concentrate on its anticancer therapies, CEO John Scarlett said in a statement. "Deciding to move out of the stem cell business was a very difficult decision to make," he told investors and journalists this morning. Geron helped to fund the work of James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who in 1998 was the first to isolate hES cells. That...
  • ‘Patient A’ proud to carry hopes [for embryonic stem-cell research]

    06/06/2011 3:29:55 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 17 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 4, 2011 | Bill Torpy
    CHATOM, Ala. — Every now and then, Timothy J. Atchison thinks he feels a little something when rubbing his legs. But he knows to temper any feelings of excitement or optimism. Left paralyzed from the chest down after a car crash last fall, the baby-faced 21-year-old reminds himself that it could be simply phantom feelings. A lot rides on his immobile legs — they carry the hopes and dreams of tens of thousands of severely injured people. Atchison is Patient A, the formerly anonymous person who volunteered to have embryonic stem cells injected into his spine. It was the first...
  • Latest Assault on the Preborn

    09/07/2003 9:59:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies · 442+ views
    Latest Assault on the Prebornby William F. JasperEmbryonic stem cell research is neither an acceptable nor an ethical means of scientific discovery but is instead the purely utilitarian, cold-blooded murder of preborn children.‘‘Which one of my children would you kill? Which one would you take?" John Borden pointedly asked the committee members in the packed congressional hearing on July17th. He was holding his twin 9-month-old sons, Mark and Luke, while his wife, Lucinda Borden, held up a photo of the two infants, along with an embryonic sibling who did not survive, as they had appeared on January 31, 2000...
  • Stem Cell Research: Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada (quadriplegic disagreed with Chris Reeve)

    10/11/2004 6:05:53 PM PDT · by mountaineer · 61 replies · 4,106+ views
    Joni and Friends website (PDF) ^ | unkn | Joni Eareckson Tada
    Q: How did you get involved in the debate on stem cell research?A: Hardly a week goes by that people don't ask me, "Have you ever talked with Christopher Reeve? I saw him the other day on television and ..." People are curious about where I stand regarding the paralyzed actor's hope for a cure through what he calls therapeutic cloning. After all, I'm disabled. Don't I want a cure? I would love to walk. But 35 years of quadriplegia since a diving accident in 1967 has honed my perspective. I look at the broader implications of medical research as...
  • Direct Conversion May Make Embryonic Stem Cell Research Obsolete

    11/29/2010 9:14:10 AM PST · by julieee · 8 replies ^ | November 29, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Direct Conversion May Make Embryonic Stem Cell Research Obsolete New York, NY -- Scientists made a major step towards making embryonic stem cell research obsolete when they used direct reprogramming to convert adult stem cells to an embryonic-like state. Now direct conversion is moving the ball forward. The process of direct conversion involves changing one kind of specialized stem cell into another kind -- and it eliminates the need for controversial embryonic stem cells, which some scientists promote because they can change into most any kind of cells.
  • Stem-Cell Fraud

    11/28/2010 5:11:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 28, 2010 | IBD staff
    Science: Supporters of California's failed 2004 stem-cell law will ask strapped taxpayers to support another $3 billion bond initiative in 2014. Maybe it's time to restore fiscal sanity as well as science to its rightful place. When it was passed in 2004, Proposition 71, with its $3 billion state fund and 10-year mandate for embryonic stem-cell research (ESCR), held out the promise of imminent miracle cures for everything from spinal disorders to Parkinson's. One campaign ad showed actor Christopher Reeve, aka Superman, asking California voters to "stand up for those who can't." Some six years later, with about $1.1 billion...
  • Stem CElls: Promise and Promise

    10/15/2010 11:23:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    Science: After decades of promises, the first clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells has begun. Again, the success stories using adult stem cells are ignored as ideology, and profit, triumph over science. The announcement by Geron Corp. on Monday that the first clinical trial using its embryonic stem cells to treat an actual human patient was under way sent its stock up 6.4%. Geron has the first FDA license to use embryonic stem cells to treat people, in this case a patient with a spinal cord injury. We wish the patient well, but using stem cells to treat disease...
  • Embryonic stem cells: Outmoded science

    09/18/2010 6:06:16 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies ^ | September 16, 2010 | By Matt Bowma
    ... Human embryonic stem cell research is the $10,000 toilet seat of the 21st century. Years ago, science created a cell that appears to be, in the words of an MIT study published last month, "virtually identical" to an embryonic stem cell but is cheaper, promises better compatibility to patients and kills no embryos. These new induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) "do all the things embryonic stem cells do," explains the father of human embryonic stem cells James Thomson. Harvard's David Scadden agrees that iPSC technology "is absolutely changing the field." IPSCs "perhaps even eliminate the need for human embryos...
  • Congress registers its support for human embryonic stem-cell research

    09/13/2010 2:06:21 PM PDT · by Baladas · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | Karen Kaplan
    As the National Institutes of Health fights in court for permission to resume long-term funding for research involving human embryonic stem cells, some members of Congress are coming to the agency’s defense with a proposal to make President Obama’s stem-cell funding policy the law of the land. Monday in Washington, D.C., Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) spoke in favor of the Stem Cell Research Advancement Act. This bill would make clear Congress' intent to allow federal funds to be used on the promising research, which is controversial because the cells themselves are derived from days-old human embryos, which are destroyed in...
  • Culver: Stem cell research key to election victory

    09/10/2010 11:30:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 09/10/2010 | James Q. Lynch
    [Democrat] Gov. Chet Culver predicted his support of embryonic stem cell research will be a key to winning re-election over Republican challenger, former Gov. Terry Branstad, whose opposition represents an “extreme ideological view.” The research is important to independent voters – and Iowa has about 755,000, Culver said Sept. 10 at the Carver Biomedical Research Center on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. “I really believe we won the race in ’06 and we’ll win again in 2010 because we’re for helping those individuals who are suffering,” Culver said. Culver said the state’s $30 million investment in biomedical...
  • Stem Cell Research: Adults Only?

    08/24/2010 6:23:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Bioethics: A federal judge rules that the administration violated congressional intent when it lifted restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. No, this will not usher in a new dark age. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth was striking enough. Lamberth said that when President Obama lifted Bush administration restrictions on ESCR, he violated the Dickey-Wicker Amendment. First passed in 1996, and passed every year as part of the federal budget, Dickey-Wicker blocks federal funds for stem cell research in which human embryos are destroyed. Perhaps more striking is the press coverage of Lamberth's ruling. The...
  • Foetus cell injections give hope to Parkinson's sufferers (abortion as a commodity)

    07/02/2010 1:00:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sophie Borland
    A treatment for Parkinson's disease that involves injecting patients' brains with cells from aborted foetuses could bring hope to thousands of sufferers. It was first tested more than 20 years ago and hailed as a cure before being abandoned because of devastating side effects. Many of the human guinea pigs lost control of their bodies and experienced writhing and jerking movements for the rest of their lives. Now scientists say they have found a way to control these side effects, which will give hope to many sufferers - such as Hollywood star Michael J Fox and boxing legend Muhammad Ali....
  • Stem cells restore sight in mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa

    02/24/2010 11:16:01 AM PST · by decimon · 2 replies · 154+ views
    Columbia University Medical Center ^ | Feb 23, 2010 | Unknown
    Findings could affect future treatments for macular degeneration, stargardt disease & other forms of retinal diseaseNEW YORK (February 24, 2010) – An international research team led by Columbia University Medical Center successfully used mouse embryonic stem cells to replace diseased retinal cells and restore sight in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa. This strategy could potentially become a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa, a leading cause of blindness that affects approximately one in 3,000 to 4,000 people, or 1.5 million people worldwide. The study appears online ahead of print in the journal Transplantation (March 27, 2010 print issue). Specialized retinal...
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Flop in California

    02/16/2010 10:20:08 AM PST · by ezfindit · 25 replies · 779+ views
    OrthodoxNet ^ | 2/16/2010 | Raymond Arroyo
    Without so much as a press release, Embryonic Stem Cell research is being slowly defunded by the State of California. Remember Proposition 71, the California initiative that pledged $3 billion dollars of public funds to this dubious research? Back in 2004 voters in that state bet that embryonic stem cells held the key to untold cures and therapies. Six years later, after destroying innumerable embryos and devaluing human life, they have nothing to show for their investment. Only adult stem cell research has shown any promise. By reprogramming adult stem cells, researchers have produced astounding results; curing everything from type...
  • California's Proposition 71 Failure

    01/12/2010 5:53:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,728+ views ^ | 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 Cell Research Has Lost the Battle, California Was Its Waterloo

    01/13/2010 4:27:27 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 579+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/13/10 | Joe Carter Note: This opinion column originally appeared on the blog of First Things, a pro-life, Catholic publication founded by Father Richard John Neuhaus.   The battle over embryonic stem cell research is over. A few skirmishes will no doubt continue -- perhaps even for years -- and some ESCR advocates will refuse to acknowledge defeat. But they have decisively lost. Years from now, when we look back in astonishment at having been fleeced for billions to pay for therapeutically worthless research, we'll recognize that California was the Waterloo for ESCR.In 2004, California approved Proposition71, a ballot measure that would allow...
  • The "Decades Away" Dirty Secret of Stem Cell Research

    07/18/2009 6:20:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 737+ views ^ | July 17, 2009 | Michael Fumento
    An age of medical miracles is dawning. Obama administration federal funding rules for embryonic stem cells, or ES cells, will open wide the money floodgates for "the most remarkable potential of any scientific discovery ever made with respect to human health." It has "the capacity to cure maladies of all sorts,including cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's," and spinal cord injuries. Or so says Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) among others. But paraplegics shouldn’t post their wheelchairs on EBay just yet. If these cures are just around the corner, this corner is far, far away. And that's according to ES cell researchers...
  • 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...
  • Obama Abruptly Sacks Bio-ethics Panel Critical of Embryonic Stem-Cell Research

    06/23/2009 4:21:10 PM PDT · by topher · 17 replies · 1,644+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Tuesday June 23, 2009 | By Peter J. Smith
    Tuesday June 23, 2009 Obama Abruptly Sacks Bio-ethics Panel Critical of Embryonic Stem-Cell Research By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2009 ( – The White House has dismissed the members of the President’s US Council on Bioethics just a few months before their mandate expires, indicating their services are no longer required by the President and that he is looking for a more “practical” advisory board. The New York Times reported that Reid Cherlin, a White House press officer, told the paper that President Barack Obama saw them as "a philosophically leaning advisory group" designed by the previous...
  • Stem-Cell Breakthrough May Silence Critics

    04/23/2009 4:06:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 1,876+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/23/09 | Eric Page
    Researchers have announced a breakthrough that could end the ethical debate surrounding stem-cell research. The groundbreaking technique would allow the conversion of adult cells into an embryonic-like state. Researchers have been competing in recent years to reach just such a discovery, which would allow them to perform their work without using the controversial embryonic stem cell lines. Scientists at the the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego believe the key to their success is converting the cells by using recombinant proteins, which eliminates subsequent genetic alterations that typically occur during later stages. "Instead of inserting the four genes into the...
  • Pelosi Worships Politics

    04/22/2009 3:29:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 582+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 4/21/2009 | Tom McFeely
    On Friday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed critics of federal funding of life-killing embryonic stem-cell research with this argument: “We’ve had a situation where it’s faith or science — take your pick,” Pelosi said about how the administration of George W. Bush allegedly dealt with the funding issue and other hot-button issues that involve making moral choices about scientific research. “We’re saying science is an answer to our prayers.” Added Pelosi, “We need science, science, science, science, science.” At his Secondhand Smoke blog, bioethicist Wesley Smith demolishes Pelosi’s claim that embryonic stem-cell research represents state-of-the-art science. In fact,...
  • Stem Cells: Dr. Oz on 'Oprah'

    04/06/2009 8:45:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 3,771+ views
    ncr ^ | 04.04.09 | Tom Hoopes
    Here’s Josh Brahm explaining this “Oprah” spot, in which Dr. Oz comes out against embryonic stem-cell research on scientific grounds (Warning: In it he handles, pokes and slices a real human brain).  Catholics remember sadly that Michael J. Fox was a huge proponent of clone-and-kill stem-cell research. How ironic that President Obama, who claims to want to “follow science” is funding precisely the kind of research that the medical community is abandoning. See Josh Brahm’s essay “9 Things the Media Messed Up About the Obama Stem Cell Story.”On the “Oprah” show, Dr. Mehmet Oz handles the brain of a 50-year-old...
  • President Obama okays funding embryonic stem cell research (but removes adult stem cell funding)

    03/19/2009 8:31:43 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 39 replies · 1,783+ views
    CMI ^ | March 19, 2009 | Lita Cosner
    Obama’s anti-life ideology ... Obama is not opposed to restricting adult stem cell research, because the same executive order which gives funding to embryonic stem cell research takes away funding from adult stem cell research. This is a senseless move on the part of the president; the only stem cell research he is interested in funding is precisely the most dangerous kind, the only kind that a large segment of the population is opposed to on moral grounds, and the only one that has consistently failed to produce the promised ‘miracle cure’ results. If he were really concerned about life-saving...
  • Analysis: Stem cell payoff wait's decades not days

    03/17/2009 7:31:39 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies · 420+ views
    WASHINGTON: For all the past week's headlines about embryonic stem cells' medical promise there is a sobering reality: The science to prove that promise will take years, probably too long for many of today's seriously ill. On his desk at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard stem cell researcher Dr. George Daley keeps a file about 3 inches thick of e-mails and letters from patients and families who hope his work could help them. They are both inspiration and caution. "It took much of the 20th century to figure out how to deliver chemicals as drugs," noted Daley. "We should be humble...
  • 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!
  • 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:
  • Obama OKs Embyro Research Monday, Bans it Wednesday

    03/12/2009 7:08:07 PM PDT · by kellynla · 54 replies · 2,688+ views ^ | 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...
  • Use Aborted Children to Make up Shortfall of Transplant Organs: Oxford Stem Cell Expert

    03/12/2009 1:43:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 109 replies · 2,680+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/12/09 | Hilary White
    LONDON, March 12, 2009 ( - An Oxford University stem cell expert has urged the use of aborted children in organ transplants as a solution to the shortage of available organs. Sir Richard Gardner has called for a feasibility study on the possibility of obtaining organs from the bodies of aborted babies.He said, "It is probably a more realistic technique in dealing with the shortage of kidney donors than others."The Daily Mail reports that pro-life and Christian groups have called the proposal "morally abhorrent," and said it will result in abortions being timed to suit transplant patients. Dr Peter...
  • 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...
  • Obama ESCR policy change a ‘slap in the face’ to pro-lifers, critics say

    03/10/2009 3:38:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 349+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2009
    Obama ESCR policy change a ‘slap in the face’ to pro-lifers, critics say President Barack Obama Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2009 / 04:58 pm (CNA).- Catholic and Pro-life leaders have reacted critically to President Barack Obama’s overturning of federal restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, characterizing the policy change as a “slap in the face” to pro-lifers and arguing that scientific advancement should not come by destroying embryonic human life. On Monday, President Obama overturned President George W. Bush’s 2001 executive order which barred funding for any embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) that uses embryonic stem cell lines created after...
  • Diabetes Blogger Experiences Joy Over O's Embryo Destruction Spending

    03/09/2009 11:02:39 AM PDT · by crymeariver · 56 replies · 1,139+ views
    DiabetesMine ^ | 03/09/2009 | Amy Tenderich
    Stem Cell Research Finally Unleashed! (Follow it via JDRF’s New Twitter) As a person with Type 1 diabetes, whose life is all wrapped up in helping others with this incurable illness, it’s hard to express the relief and yes — joy — that I feel knowing that researchers hands will finally be untied by Obama today to freely explore the enormous possibilities of stem cell research! Fortunately for me, another journalist living with Type 1 named Mike Littwin at the Denver Post has just done an excellent job explaining “our viewpoint” and the ramifications in a column titled “Years Late,...
  • Obama calls cloning 'dangerous, profoundly wrong'

    03/09/2009 12:35:24 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 53 replies · 2,583+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/9/09
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says human cloning is "dangerous, profoundly wrong" and has no place in society. Obama made the comments as he was signing an executive order that will allow federal spending on embryonic stem cell research.
  • 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...
  • Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cells

    03/09/2009 10:11:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 30 replies · 790+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | updated 23 minutes ago | Ed Henry and Elaine Quijano
    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.
  • Public Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell research

    03/09/2009 9:39:20 AM PDT · by magdalen · 76 replies · 4,250+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 03-09-09 | Magdalene
    Obama to Sign Executive Order Monday Opening Public Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, March 6, 2009 ( - 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...
  • Nancy Reagan praises Obama

    03/09/2009 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 2,217+ views
    Nancy Reagan praises Obama Craig Gordon Craig Gordon 17 mins ago Under fire from congressional Republicans for lifting restrictions on stem-cell research, President Barack Obama got a powerful endorsement for his move Monday from Nancy Reagan, the former’s president’s wife. “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 signed an executive order lifting the Bush-era restrictions. “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...
  • Obama Overturns Embryonic Stem Cell Ban

    03/09/2009 11:09:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies · 613+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 8 March 2009 | John Semmens
    Saying that it is time that “even the smallest Americans make a positive contribution,” the Obama Administration issued an Executive Order reversing the Bush Administration’s policy of prohibiting the use tax dollars to fund the harvesting of stem cells from aborted fetuses. “In the new America we are building, all will be asked to make sacrifices for the common good,” the Executive Order read. “What would otherwise be mere waste biological refuse from uncompleted pregnancies can be used for the advancement of scientific research and the treatment of the seriously ill.” “Surely, it is more noble for these tissues to...
  • Obama Advances Culture of Death; Lifts Ban on Federal Funds for Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Video

    03/09/2009 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 318+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | March 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Barack Obama today announcing the signing of an Executive Order that lifts the ban on Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research, which President George W. Bush had put in place during his Presidency. This move is no surprise, because Obama has never presented himself as a champion for Life. Americans averted their eyes from the truth about Obama when they voted for him, instead salving their consciences with the belief they needed to fix the economy with someone new and fresh. As we are finding, in Obama we now have a President who is...
  • Vatican daily slams stem cell move

    03/09/2009 12:01:47 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 463+ views
    ANSA ^ | Vatican City, March 9
    (ANSA) - Vatican City, March 9 - Vatican daily Osservatore Romano on Monday slammed United States President Barack Obama's decision to lift strict limits on human embryonic stem cell research. In an editorial, the daily stressed that ''recognition of personal dignity must be extended to all phases of existence'' and claimed that ''real democracy is founded on this maturity of thought''.
  • Children With [Diabetes] Look Forward To Obama's Expected Lifting Of Ban On Stem Cell Research

    03/09/2009 7:51:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 58 replies · 1,029+ views
    All Headline News ^ | March 9, 2009 | Linda young
    New York, NY (AHN) - President Barack Obama's expected lifting of the ban on stem cell research Monday is good news for those with Type 1 juvenile diabetes and their parents. That's because researchers think that embryonic stem cells could be capable of replicating the pancreatic cells that produce insulin. When pancreatic cells are transplanted they effectively cure Type 1 diabetics. But with donor organs in short supply there are not enough donor pancreases to meet demand. About 1.5 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes, but there are only about 6,000 donor pancreases each year. Although there is a debate...
  • The Third Act In Obama’s Culture of Death, Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    02/20/2009 2:20:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 430+ views
    Pewsitter ^ | 2/19/2009 | Nancy Reyes
    February 19, 2009 - President Obama has swiftly reversed the policies of the Bush administration to protect early human life, and there is no reason to think he will stop there. First, he has reversed the "Mexico City Protocol", which means your tax dollars will not only fund abortions overseas but will allow powerful NGO's to bully Catholic and Islamic governments to legalize abortion and abortifactant contraception. Second, he has stopped the HHS regulations that require clinics and other health care facilities to document that they are protecting the job rights of those working there who refuse to cooperate...
  • Report: Fetal stem cells trigger tumors in ill boy

    02/17/2009 7:26:02 PM PST · by autumnraine · 22 replies · 818+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 02/17/2009 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A family desperate to save a child from a lethal brain disease sought highly experimental injections of fetal stem cells—injections that triggered tumors in the boy's brain and spinal cord, Israeli scientists reported Tuesday. Scientists are furiously trying to harness different types of stem cells—the building blocks for other cells in the body—to regrow damaged tissues and thus treat devastating diseases. But for all the promise, researchers have long warned that they must learn to control newly injected stem cells so they don't grow where they shouldn't, and small studies in people are only just beginning. Tuesday's...