Remember when Obama lifted GWB's embryonic stem cell EO? Remember when Obama signed the Omnibus Bill that stated it was illegal to use federal monies for embryonic stem cell research? Remember that I and others stated that in order for the embryonic stem cell research to be boosted or continued Congress would either have to pass ANOTHER law countering the laws they passed or Obama would just go ahead and break the law he signed? Well, the deal will be finalized in July but it is apparent that Obama is going to go ahead and break the law.
Washington "Conpost": Limited Federal Funds for Stem Cell Work Using Donated Embryos
The Obama administration today is announcing guidelines for government-sponsored embryonic stem cell research but the draft regulations would limit federal funding of work on human embryos donated at fertility clinics.
The guidelines being issued by the National Institutes of Health open the door for a vast expansion of the research, but stop short of allowing scientists to create human embryos for research purposes or pursuing cloning techniques.
Administration officials took the more conservative approach largely for political reasons, rather than any particular scientific concern.
Among the public, "there is broad support for the use of federal funds on cells derived" from embryos that would otherwise be discarded by fertility clinics, said Raynard Kington, acting director of the NIH. "There is not similar broad support for using stem cells from other sources."
The new regulations, which will be finalized in July, are the result of President Obama's decision last month to lift Bush-era restrictions that had limited federal research to a couple dozen embryonic stem cells lines. With the new policy, taxpayer money will be invested in perhaps hundreds of embryonic stem cell lines that had been off-limits for the past eight years. [...]
Can we impeach him now or does the law no longer matter?
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