Sunday, February 15, 2009

Obama lifting ban on stem cell research, per David Axelrod on Fox News Sunday (Video)

There are MILLIONS of Americans who voted for Obama just because of stem cell research. As Obama has said, he will govern by SCIENCE not religion or ideology. That is what the job of the government should do. The Bush Administration put us years behind because of ideology and pandering to the religious right, when they should have embraced what has made this country great, the can do attitude of science and discovery. Like Obama has said on the trail, if we can put a man on the moon (by SCIENCE) we can do anything. Let the stem cell research, begin.

U.S. President Barack Obama will soon issue an executive order lifting an eight-year ban embryonic stem cell research imposed by his predecessor, President George W. Bush, a senior adviser said on Sunday.

"We're going to be doing something on that soon, I think. The president is considering that right now," Obama adviser David Axelrod said on "Fox News Sunday."

In 2001, Bush limited federal funding for stem cell research only to human embryonic stem cell lines that already existed. It was a gesture to his conservative Christian supporters who regard embryonic stem cell research as destroying potential life, because the cells must be extracted from human embryos.

Embryonic stem cells are the most basic human cells which can develop into any type of cell in the body.

Scientists believe the research could eventually produce cures for a variety of diseases, including Parkinson's disease, diabetes, heart disease and spinal cord injuries.

Obama vowed to reverse Bush's ban during his presidential campaign and in his inaugural address last month promised to return science to its proper place in the United States. read more here...

the wording by Axelrod is in part two, on stem cell research

Part One

Part Two

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