Funny how the same people who don’t want a mosque in New York because, among other things, they are afraid of Muslim Sharia law eventually being enacted here have no problem imposing their religion-based laws on us.

A U.S. district judge on Monday blocked the federal government from funding all research involving human embryonic stem cells on the grounds that it violates a 1996 law intended to prevent the destruction of of human embryos.

The ruling came in the form of a preliminary injunction in a case involving two scientists who challenged the Obama administration’s stem cell funding policy, which was designed to expand federal support for the controversial research.

Embryonic stem cell researchers said the decision would throw the field into turmoil.

“The long-term practical impact is a massive halt to most embryonic stem cell research in the U.S.” said Dr. Irving Weissman, director of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
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The scientists who challenged the guidelines argued that Dickey-Wicker also forbids the use of federal funds for any subsequent research on those stem cells, even if the embryos they came from had been destroyed years before.
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Advanced Cell Technology Inc. is using the cells to grow retinal pigment epithelium cells that restored vision in rats and mice with a rare childhood disease called Stargardt’s macular dystrophy. […] “This is criminal,” Lanza said. “We are talking about people going blind, people who are dying from a terrifying array of diseases.”

Wouldn’t it make sense for the people who now won’t be helped by this research be taken care of financially and otherwise by those who oppose this research?




  1. Somebody_Else says:

    Dipshit conservatives strike again.

  2. soundwash says:

    Where’s the Stem?

  3. JMRouse says:

    Again, the scientific community as a whole, supports embryonic stem cell research and believes it’s needed right now to advance their research.

    All the other back and forth here is just noise.

  4. bmorebadboy says:

    @AppleIIguy, #91 – You don’t need religion to determine murder is wrong. An example of a religious law is recognizing a holy day or not eating pork. Examples of secular law is do not steal, kill or defraud others. I can see how you can get confused because both types of law are exemplified in your holey bible. Try to stop and think for a second before posting next time…

    Why are you all so pressed? Is anyone forcing you to give up your embryos for scientific research? The owners of those embryos donated them. It has nothing to do with you. Mind your own business. How much better the world would be if people just minded their own business. Sheesh!

  5. Cursor_ says:

    No one has produced a link to a scientific study that shows without doubt that an embryo is really human?

    Not one link? None?

    Myself I am all for adult stem cell use. Not because of so-called morals, but because it keeps inane monkeys from crying foul over “potential human life” from being used and abused all the while the birthed kids are used and abused and treated like 3rd class citizens of The Republic.

    Yeah kid, before you get out of the womb we’re all here for ya. After that, you’re on your own. And hell when you reach 216 months we’ll even send you to kill and die for us. How’s that sound son?

    Give a monkey a brain.

    Cursor_

  6. bobbo, words have meaning says:

    http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/embryo

    embryo /em·bryo/ (em´bre-o)
    1. in animals, those derivatives of the zygote that eventually become the offspring, during their period of most rapid growth, i.e., from the time the long axis appears until all major structures are represented.
    2. in humans, the developing organism from fertilization to the end of the eighth week. Cf. fetus.

  7. Dallas says:

    Anyone know if sperm possess self-awareness? How do those little buggers know how and where to swim? They are certainly a living organism? Can they feel pain?

    I’m a little concerned because I may be unwittingly responsible for mass murder.

  8. Mr. Fusion says:

    Just keep your damned religion out of our science. You’re polluting the gene pool we are trying to clean up.

  9. Dallas says:

    #100 Pedrito, I do have a brain and get paid quite the sums to show for it. Feel shame? I have nothing to feel shame for! Telling the truth and exposing the lies is nothing to be ashamed for.

    Like I’ve said before, your diatribe on my comments is not IF I’m right, it BECAUSE I’m right!

  10. Mr. Fusion says:

    #102, pedro,

    As usual, you have no point excepting the one on top of your head.

  11. Mr. Fusion says:

    #104,

    I don’t own a donkey.

  12. elizabeth says:

    Of course the government should fund stem cell research. I honestly don’t see how there can even be an argument made against it. There are millions of people who are affected by diseases and trauma that could one day reap the benefits of such research…By the way I found a website that give you prizes for your opinions and 4 play games here is the topic about this: http://opinion.ezwingame.com/topics/should-the-goverment-pay-for-stem-cell-research


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