In August 2010, Washington, D.C.-based district judge Royce Lamberth ruled that federal funding for embryonic stem cell research
is illegal because it violates a law that bans public spending on research in which human embryos are damaged or destroyed.
US District Judge Royce Lamberth granted the injunction because he found that the doctors who challenged the policy would likely succeed because US law blocked federal funding of embryonic stem cell research
if the embryos were destroyed.
Bush cleared the way for federal funding of embryonic stem cell research
in 2001, but restricted scientists to 21 lines of cells that had already been created.
Researchers affiliated to several Christian groups filed the case, saying that human embryonic stem cell research
involves the destruction of human embryos, and that the new NIH guidelines for human stem cell research were 'contrary to law'.
Some had predicted that President Barack Obama's decision to reverse the limits on funding of embryonic stem cell research
established under President George W.
Days after President Barack Obama lifted limits on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research
this month, the Oklahoma State House passed a bill introduced by Republican representative Mike Reynolds that would make much of such work illegal in his state.
President Obama's recent decision to fund embryonic stem cell research
with millions of taxpayer dollars is deadly for human embryos and completely unnecessary.
Synopsis: A majority of Americans likely support President Barack Obama's executive order Monday allowing for more federal funding of embryonic stem cell research
. Gallup recently found 38% in favor of fewer restrictions and another 14% in favor of no restrictions at all.
Summary: President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research
on Monday, angering abortion opponents but cheering those who believe the study could produce
Passed on a 5347% vote, Proposal 2's supporters promised voters that embryonic stem cell research
would bring millions of dollars in grants to the state and would result in medical breakthroughs, the AP reported.
I hope everyone will oppose embryonic stem cell research
and support non-embryonic stem cells.