Judge stops federal funding of embryonic stem cell research

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Judge stops federal funding of embryonic stem cell research

Post  xLethal Vixenx on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:28 am

Washington (CNN) -- A U.S. district judge granted a preliminary injunction Monday to stop federal funding of embryonic stem cell research that he said destroys embryos, ruling it went against the will of Congress.

The ruling by Judge Royce C. Lamberth was a blow to the Obama administration, which last year issued guidelines to allow federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

Lamberth's ruling said all embryonic stem cell research involves destroying embryos, which violates the Dickey-Wicker Amendment included in federal spending bills.

"The Dickey-Wicker Amendment unambiguously prohibits the use of federal funds for all research in which a human embryo is destroyed," said the ruling by Lamberth, who was nominated to the federal bench by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1987. "It is not limited to prohibit federal funding of only the 'piece of research' in which an embryo is destroyed. Thus, if ESC [embryonic stem cell] research is research in which an embryo is destroyed, the guidelines, by funding ESC research, violate the Dickey-Wicker Amendment."


http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/23/ste...iref=allsearch

I don't get it, if stem cells can help cure so many things why cant we use them, isn't the embryo dead or dieing anyways,

Why can I leave my body for since to dice up to do tests "research" on it but a dis-guarded embryo must be protected, if a parent can give permission to donate there child to science or to be a donor why cant they with an embryo

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