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U.S. Court Rules Against Obama's Stem Cell Policy

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A U.S. district court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday stopping federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, in a slap to the Obama administration's new guidelines on the sensitive issue.


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gail dair (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 1:10 am
Thanks Sophie

Animae C (507)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 4:37 am
stem cell research gets ruled out,
yet humanity's being fed cloned animals & goodness knows what else!

Janice P (5)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 9:44 am

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 9:50 am
"stem cell research gets ruled out, yet humanity's being fed cloned animals & goodness knows what else!"

It certainly seems stupid to me - let's see: one would help humans a lot and the other could even kill humans. Ah, now I see. :(

Tuesday August 24, 2010, 9:57 am
This is really ridiculous and I agree with other comments...we can be force-fed genetically modified and tainted food, but can't do research to cure diseases on humans!
There is something very wrong here!!!
There must be a radical rightwing bible-thumping Christian pro-life/anti-choice republican/t-bagger involved in this somewhere....

Kathleen O. (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:06 am
I don't believe in genetically modifying or cloning any living animal or doing stem cell research on any living animal. I hope this will lead to research on different kinds of stem cells. Also, I'm getting sick of the bashing of "Bible thumping pro-life people". We're not (as much) the screaming, in-your face, abortion-facility-driveway-blocking people we were, we have peaceful "prayer protests" now.

DrDonna Z (17)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:14 am
You beat me too it Sophie.Is Judge Royce, a Regan nomination, setting policy from the bench? Privately owned companies are suing the government for allowing federal money to invest in the form of stem cell research that may help more people and has more possibilities than strictly adult cell research? They will have sole access to to a very scarce commodity that another Republican administration had artificially made so.

Lloyd Lutterman (33)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 12:22 pm
GMO food crops are altered by introduction of viruses, what is that doing to species including humans?? Government subsidies used in these agriculture endeavors

Margaret Skinner (94)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 12:32 pm

Karen Judd (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 12:47 pm
Don't you know, it's the pharmaceutical companies that are running out country. If stem cells work they lose money.

Deborah B (71)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 12:55 pm
Thank you, Sophie.

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 1:22 pm
noted thank you Sophie ,this is so wrong and so unfair to the people who can benefit from this research.

Sheila T (2)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 1:40 pm

. (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 1:46 pm
Noted, thanks Sophie

Dan S (9)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 1:57 pm
Someone (other than lawyers) stands to make a great deal of money because of this injunction. I guess the medical and pharmaceutical industries will be forced to continue taking care of all the diseases and illnesses that stem cell research could have cured. What a shame. Another strike against humanity.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 3:06 pm

Kit B (276)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 3:32 pm
Scientific research has shown that we do better from our own stem cells then transplants, so all that was needed was some time.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 3:39 pm
I can't help feeling the decision was influenced by far right lobbyists. I'm sure this won't be the end of the matter.

josie batlles (44)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 4:02 pm
It is ridiculous....So very unfair on those who would benefit ...people with Parkingsons and other horrible diseases ...thank you very much for an interesting article x

Tamila F (3)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 4:08 pm
It would help a lot of people, but no, because it's Obama's they are trying to stop it. If their families were in need of such help, they may think otherwise.

. (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 4:15 pm
This is definitely A** Backwards....

Michael Carney (217)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 4:25 pm
This is just a tip of the Iceberg...Let, the Republicans, and the Religious Right, and other concervatives groups regain control, of the House, and Senate, then see what else will happen...We have the Technology to do so much...But narrow minded thinking, is stopping us from achieving great things...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 4:44 pm
I agree with Michael Carney. It's going to be a nightmare if those groups gain control again. Help...beam me up Scottie!

Anne K (139)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 4:47 pm
I heard this on the radio on the way to work this morning. I was outraged! So many suffering people could potentially have the quality of their lives improve dramatically. Sentient beings will continue to suffer while embryos are given preferential treatment.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:45 pm
This is so wrong, don't these people know that this research will alleviate so many diseases and birth defeats. Just think of how many people it will help.
Why is everyone so afraid of knowledge and discovering new things and ideas?

Lyn C (70)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:54 pm
To this day it still boggles my mind that medical research on something that would otherwise be thrown away, is held hostage by a group of politicians and their supporters. Once again here is another case of the right wing doing more damage in the fight against Obama. If Obama says it, then being the good little followers of the righties, there will be yet anothe NO, from the party of NO. It's just plain disgusting that because of people personal beliefs, they can hold back possible cures for so many people.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 6:59 pm
Government will appeal injunction against stem cell funding

Nina L (17)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 8:57 pm
With a stem cell for teeth you could im. plant some cell into the place where a tooth is missing and the tooth would grow again. Just imagine that we all would have new teeth.

This would be a great advantage for all of us.

But like everything stem cell research is a big field where lot of things could be mis-used.

I think what would be important is to concentrate the research on few areas (like the teeth), instead of prohibiting all.

I see the biggest problem that WE the people have no say in it.

Lorin S (52)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 8:58 pm
Interesting comments. My opinion is that if we can ease the suffering of people living with terrible diseases like Parkinson's or MS, it's more immoral NOT to do it. If I had the power to help them, I wouldn't be able to live with myself not doing it. I can't imagine a religion or a deity allowing such suffering in the name of holiness. The sanctity of life is the ultimate spark of the sacred.

Fran Hazid (6)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 9:44 pm
Noted Thanx

Ancil S (175)
Tuesday August 24, 2010, 10:06 pm
Once again,the powers that be are putting there personal and religious believes ahead of what's right and needed for the everyday people of Amerika,the ugly.We could go so very far in science and technology if they would just keep an open,but cautious mind about these issues that effect us all.They(the powers that be) have all they need for medical care while the rest of us have to struggle along with what little we do have.If this stem cell research were allowed to blossom and bloom,think of the incredible advances all could enjoy,rich,poor,middle. We need to keep pushing to be the envy of the world,but it won't happen if we choose to live in the world of the past,instead of robustly embracing the future.

richard Lehr (1)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 6:14 am
There are those that would rather keep their heads stuck in the sand then reach for progress and knowledge. They will forever remain ignorant.

Paula Menyuk (0)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 7:31 am
Here we go again. Stem cell research does not destroy human embryos. These cytoblasts are far from human.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 7:34 am
Quite so Paula.

Roberta Z (16)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 8:10 am
There is so much to learn yet from stem cell research that it is being halted by some one else religious beliefs or political agenda.

Jean A (14)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 12:02 pm
I watched two sides of the story with PBS last nite. Embryo's taken from aborted babies is what they were using and much more effective then from blood. This will set us back from developing cures for Parkinson's, paralysis. auto immune diseases and so much more. But they feel this Judges's rule will be contended. If the Judge is doing this for religious reasons, who's religion?

Marıanna M. (0)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 9:21 am

Linda Mills (104)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 4:09 pm

Douglas K (134)
Monday August 1, 2011, 10:13 pm
U.S. is way behind the rest of the world in stem cell research and yes treatment and cures of paralysis and other debilitating diseases. All one has to do is surf the internet and one will find videos of stem cell cures throughout the world, from Mexico to India to China. Ron Kovic and the other injured need only find the stem cell treatment abroad that'll work for them, take the treatment and they're cured. I have also seen videos on the internet where they have grown organs, limbs, etc from stem cells in a mold. They have all kinds of tissue replacement strategies utilizing stem cells which are not the immoral embryonic type.
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