Not long after gaining the Whitehouse President Obama decided to overturn his predecessors ban on embryonic stem cell funding and went ahead to fund it. I can’t imagine why he chose to do this when the economy is creaking at the seams.
Therese picks out the following quote from Obama talking at Notre Dame which shows to me the President is ignorant of what disabled people really think and want and has the nerve to pit emotionalism against a science he patently doesn’t understand.
Those who speak out against stem cell research may be rooted in admirable conviction about the sacredness of life, but so are the parents of a child with juvenile diabetes who are convinced that their son’s or daughter’s hardships can be relieved.”
Lori Janeski puts it very well. Like my own son she is not awaiting a cure from the mass slaughter of human embyros but from the much more realisitic hope of the work being done with adult and umbilical research.
Adult stem cell research is moving along at a fast pace. There really is hope that beta cells or even a whole working pancreas could be made for transplant in the future.
But money that could be used to push this forward is being side tracked and wasted on embyronic research that has NO value and is ethically appalling.
Obama has openly said he would happily have his own grandchild aborted. He is not a man who comes across has understanding the value of each person no matter what. No one in their right mind would sacrifice the life of one child on some blind hope they could help another. It’s not good ethics, not good science and not good sense. Why can’t Obama actually LOOK at the evidence and put all that funding into adult stem cell research where it can do some good?