Yesterday, President Obama made good on a campaign promise to lift Bush’s moratorium on federal funding of human embryonic stem-cell research (HESCR) on human embryos derived/developed since 2001. Which means that our tax dollars are again being used to develop human embryos in order to destroy them for the purposes of research–unsuccessful research at that.
HESCR is supposed to save lives, right? We’re supposed to see great cures for terrible diseases, but it’s going to take some time to develop the science, we’re told. Time is a one-size-fits-all solution; if evolutionists can’t explain something, they use the time excuse, too. HESCR has been ongoing since Bush’s moratorium (especially in WI), on embryos derived before 2001, or those derived after without the use of federal funds.
In the meantime (pardon the pun), adult stem cell research is pumping out the results HESCR was supposed to provide, without HESCR’s ethical problems. To date, adult stem cells have been used to successfully treat over 70 diseases (without killing or using human embryos) while HESCR has not had one single success.
Instead of caving to the extremely powerful HESCR lobby, President Obama should promote results-oriented, ethical stem cell research, not an unethical social agenda.