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Obama to overturn ban on stem cell research Monday

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Popeye, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    That's more like it...now that the religious neanderthal is out of the WH, it's time for us to look toward the future and catch up with the rest of the scientific world.


    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/03/president-oba-7.html
     
  2. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    overturn?

    There was no ban on it. We as tax payers just did not pay for it


    now we get to pay for it

    oh joy


    what is sad is this type of stem cell research has never helped anyone but adult stem cell research has helped many
     
  3. Popeye

    Popeye Active Member

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    No ban? Restrictions on the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research have slowed scientific research into and potential advances in the treatment of such diseases as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, spinal cord injuries and a myriad of others.

    It's about time we stopped basing policy on religious based right wing talking points....

    Thank you President Obama
     
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    How can he overturn a ban when it was never banned?

    Early in his Presidency, George W. Bush announced a program where all forms of stem cell research would be freely permitted, including the controversial embryonic form. He even provided lots of Federal funds for most of it. All kinds of stem cell research have been proceeding since then, without exception, again including Embryonic stem cell research. Bush did not hand out Federal funds for that type, but otherwise let it proceed freely with no restrictions of any kind.

    Various leftists have been fibbing about it ever since, trying to pretend he had banned something, when in fact it had been going on before, during, and after his presidency.

    Note that, despite the large amounts of money spent on embryonic stem cell research (and other kinds), embryonic research has never produced any cures, vaccines, new procedures, or any other benefits. All such benefits have come from research into adult stem cells. Yet the leftist hysterics keep acting like (a) embryonic has been banned, and (b) progress in fighting medical problems has been harmed, when neither one is true.

    You have to feel sorry for a political agenda whose only workable tactic is telling lies about the opposition in hopes that someone will believe them.
     
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    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    ...'Cause you say so, huh? :rolleyes:

     
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    The taxpayers should not foot the bill. If the libs want something, why don't the libs pony up the dough. Why is it the responsibility of everyone.

    We, as taxpayers, should have the right to refuse to pay for things we disagree with. This is a democracy (or was at one time).
     
  7. Popeye

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    You mean like Bush's war in Iraq?.....should those of us who opposed it have had the right to refuse to pay for it?
     
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    We the tax payer was not funding it but private people were and they were getting no where

    on the other hand adult stem cell research is making a great deal of progress.

    its just like the government to want to help fun something that is not working
     
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    Do those babies he is going to kill count as jobs created or jobs saved?
     
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    I dont think they kill babies for the stem cells I think they use the stem cells of babies that were killed by their mothers.
     
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    Jobs saved it is, then!
     
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