WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pleaded with an appeals court Monday to overturn a judge's order halting federal funding of stem cell research, arguing the ban would irreparably harm scientific progress toward potentially lifesaving medical treatment.
A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is considering whether to throw out a lower court judge's ban on President Barack Obama's rules for federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research.
Answer by Rnurse at 6:46 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:38 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by gammie at 3:53 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
I personally believe they should ban embryonic stem cell research for ethical reasons above all else, I have no issue with adult stem cell research. However, I agree with grlylrlz2, our economy is in to bad of shape to fund a lemonade stand. I would rather the money go to adult stem cell research than a lot of other things the govt is spending it on right now, but I don't get to disperse the $, only vote:}
Answer by BandME at 2:54 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 3:44 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 3:45 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
ooops entered the nuremberg code twice, here is the helsinki declaration
Answer by jewjewbee at 3:49 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 4:05 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
I personally believe they should ban embryonic stem cell research for ethical reasons above all else,
Every year, THOUSANDS of embrio's are destroyed because the parents either ran out of money or decided they had enough children....
That is another question in itself, I have beliefs what should/could be done with them, but this question was about banning the research, or the funding of it.
Answer by BandME at 5:06 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
If your loved one was sick with something this could cure you would all be singing a different tune.
Not really sure how you can presume to know the health of my loved ones or myself. Your idea of progress happens to intertwine with my idea of murder, insinuating that my belief somehow makes me prejuidice to the plight of the sick is close-minded on your part. My personal belief is that the ends do not justify the means, regardless of who is sick, I do not believe in sacrificing the innocent.
Answer by BandME at 5:24 PM on Sep. 27, 2010