court sides with wh on stem cell suit

President speaks with former first lady Nancy Reagan after signing the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act, June 2, 2009. Nancy Reagan, an outspoken advocate of stem cell research, praised and thanked President Obama for lifting restrictions on research.

AP: A lawsuit that had threatened to end the Obama administration’s funding of embryonic stem cell research was dismissed Wednesday, allowing the U.S. to continue supporting a search for cures to deadly diseases over protests that the work relies on destroyed human embryos.

The lawsuit claimed that research funded by the National Institutes of Health violated the 1996 Dickey-Wicker law that prohibits taxpayer financing for work that harms an embryo. But the administration policy allows research on embryos that were culled long ago through private funding.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, chief of the federal court in Washington, last year said the lawsuit was likely to succeed and ordered a stop to the research while the case continued. But under swift protest from the Obama administration, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here quickly overturned Lamberth’s injunction and said the case was likely to fail…..

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WH: Today, patients suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart disease and their families got good news when a federal judge ruled in favor of the government in a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s work to support stem cell research.

While we don’t know exactly what stem cell research will yield, scientists believe this research could treat or cure diseases that affect millions of Americans every year. That’s why President Obama has long fought to support responsible stem cell research.

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10 Responses to “court sides with wh on stem cell suit”

    July 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm


  2. 2 carolyn
    July 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Hurray! One more step to defeat the anti-science mindset of the first eight years of this century. We need this.

  3. 3 Doris
    July 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm


  4. 4 HZ
    July 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    We needed very much. Yes, Carolyn,great comment.

  5. July 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    wo-hooooo!!! Yes! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Lovely news 🙂

  6. 6 utaustinliberal
    July 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    BOOYAH!!!!!!!!! Score one for the thinkers and the scientists and call the wambulance for the anti-science, anti-intellectual crowd.

  7. 7 GGail
    July 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    EXCELLENT NEWS! Thanks Chipsticks for posting this!

    • 8 COS
      July 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      This is great news. Score another for PBO. A little OT, but I notice that Romney is trying to copy form PBO and hold a townhall at a manufacturer in Ohio on one of the cnn live streams. They criticize PBO but they try are stealing his campaign ideas. I will be so happy when we can start responding to him or the repug choice for president.

      • July 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

        Let the flip-flop two face Romney try to copy President Obama all he want, the fact is he will never be better than President Obama. It’s like some basketball player trying to copy Michael Jordon, try all you want, but you will never be better than Michael Jordon.

  8. July 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    this is one of those many truly good humane things this administration has done for this country- that too many people dismiss. In time I believe we will see many benefits and many lives saved from this research.

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