Sunday, February 15, 2009

Expect Obama To Overturn Bush Stem Cell Policy

I'm gonna give Obama credit here. He campaigned on this promise and he is following through with it.

Personally, I think if stem cell research is all it's hyped up to be, then maybe we should be exploring the science.

Admittedly, however, is does raise some ethical issues with respect to unborn embryos.

Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for Bush 41, makes a good case for pro-life conservatives to support embryonic stem cell research.

I'm gonna vote "present" on this issue!

From Fox News:

Expect an executive order soon from President Barack Obama on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

That's the word from White House adviser David Axelrod.

Under President George W. Bush, federal money for research on human embryonic stems cells was limited to those stem cell lines that were created before Aug. 9, 2001. No federal dollars could be used on research with cell lines from embryos destroyed from that point forward.

Federal rules do not restrict embryonic stem cell research using state or private funds.

Obama made it clear during the campaign he would overturn Bush's directive.

Axelrod tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama right now is considering an executive order lifting the federal ban on funding.

Stem cells are the building blocks that turn into different kinds of tissue.

This should make for some interesting chatter over the coming days and weeks.

We want to know your opinion of stem cell research and whether or not Federal money should be used to pay for the research?

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