3/12/2009

President Obama and the Culture of Death

If you pay attention to the news, you already know that President Obama has overturned President Bush's limits on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, and expanded the scope of what is acceptable to include cloning embryos specifically to destroy in "research" (Dr. Mengele call your office). But it's much, much worse than that.

That same executive order banned all funding of research into adult stem cells. Adult stem cells have two significant differences from embryonic stem cells. First, there is no moral or ethical issue with the use of adult stem cells. Second, adult stem cells actually work! So far embryonic stem cells only cause cancer, but adult stem cells are already being used to treat a number of diseases. To recap, they work and present no moral quandary. So why would the President stop funding for adult stem cell research?

The answer is in this post from Big Lizards. Go read it. And weep for our nation.

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