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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY! - Obama Handed Set Back In Courts, Judge Protects Embyos

While this is a step in the right dicetion, it is a very small step. & possibly a temporary one as well. I say temporary because Obama administration is sold out to the "culture of death" & won't accept this setback. They will appeal it in the hopes of getting it overthrown. Also watch what happens in Congress when they return. You can be sure they will try to change the law if they can so that they won't have to wait for an appeal.
The judge said in his ruling that"ESC research necessarily depends upon the destruction of a human embryo." Calling it human is a reminder that that is exactly what the embryo is, a human being. Now to get the courts to admit that the human embryo is a living human being that deserves full protection, not only from this, but abortion as well.
Meanwhile, as this article once again reminds us, there is absolutely NO need for embryonic stem cells to be used. & even if there were some possiblilites, there is no moral justification, except for those who reject that all human life has value. To justify the use of human embryos is to justify that some people have more right to life than others. & to say that is to say that it was OK for Hitler to kill the Jews, Gypsies, gays etc. It also justifies slavery. & MUCH MORE. So the next time you hear someone using Singer's BS to support this, ask that person if they understand that they are approving slavery, genocide & a whole batch of other evils as well. he may not want to hear it, but that is exactly what he is doing.

Breaking: U.S. Court Halts Obama Admin Stem-Cell Research Guidelines

By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2010 ( - A U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia has intervened to block regulations issued by the Obama administration expanding embryo-destructive research.
Pro-life researchers and Nightlight Christian Adoptions, a group that encourages adoption of frozen embryonic children, filed the suit last year. Judge Royce Lamberth had ruled in June that the group has standing to sue over the guidelines that the National Institutes of Health developed for taxpayer-funded research that would involve the destruction of living human embryos.
The newly-expanded research was made possible by an executive order signed by President Obama in March 2009.
The plaintiffs argue that the new guidelines clearly violate a provision in U.S. law (known as the Dickey-Wicker amendment) that prevents taxpayer monies from funding research in which embryos "are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death."
In the opinion issued Monday, Lamberth ruled that the Dickey-Wicker language was unambiguous, contrary to the arguments of lawyers with the Department of Health and Human Services, and that the NIH guidelines violated the "plain language of the statute."
"ESC [embryonic stem-cell] research is clearly research in which an embryo is destroyed," wrote Lamberth. "To conduct ESC research, ESC must be derived from an embryo. The process of deriving ESCs from an embryo results in the destruction of the embryo. Thus, ESC research necessarily depends upon the destruction of a human embryo.
"Despite defendants' attempt to separate the derivation of ESCs from research on ESCs, the two cannot be separated."
Critics have pointed out that, aside from destroying tiny human lives, ESC research has resulted in virtually no therapeutic benefit and has been outstripped by breakthroughs in adult stem-cell research, which has yielded dozens of cures and benefits for previously untreatable illnesses.
See related coverage:
Calif. Quietly Shifts Fruitless Embryo Research Funds to Adult Stem Cells
Fed Appeals Court Green Lights Suit Against HHS over Funding Embryonic Research
"Embryos are Humans" Says U.S. Government Report on Stem Cell Research
Adult Stem Cell Treatment Leaves College Student Free of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms



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