Posted by: Christine Johnson | March 10, 2009

But Wait! There’s More!

First Things tells us that President Obama’s reversal of President Bush’s limitations on ESCR funding has a little-publicized partner:

We all know that President Obama rescinded the Bush funding restrictions for ESCR. But that isn’t all he did today. He also rescinded Executive Order 13435 of June 20, 2007.

The Administration didn’t publicize this part of the President’s nasty work, but the now dead 2007 Bush order explicitly required funding for “alternative methods” of stem cell research—such as the new induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSC), a process that changes skin or other cells such as hair follicles into pluripotent stem cells without making or destroying embryos. IPSCs offer so much promise—and all without the ethical contentiousness of human cloning and embryonic stem cell research.

The Culture of Death marches on and on and on.  For at least four years, it will be marching right out of the White House.


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