Monday, March 9, 2009

Thoughts on embryonic stem cell research

1) Bush did not make embryonic stem cell research illegal, he merely ordered that federal funding would not be available for future embryonic stem cell lines, so that our tax money would not be promoting the harvesting of embryos. Privately funded research could still move forward.

2) My understanding is that embryonic stem cell research has been highly unsuccessful so far, resulting mosty in cancerous tissue, while adult stem cell research, which does not require embryos to be destroyed, has proved very promising. Although researchers have found a way to use adult stem cells to replace the need for embryonic stem cells, the flat-earth Democrats are still stuck in the past.

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