Embryonic stem cell research is not illegal in the USA.
Bush only signed off on preventing federal funds being
used for embryonic stem cell research.
Any private group or state (like California) can do it
What he has opposed, and I think w/good reason, is
the creation of embryos for science only. We are not
told what happens to the thousands or millions of
embryos that will not be used or are used unsuccessfully.
That's the problem area of all of this. What are we
doing with embryos? Who has the power over them?
Who has the last say?
Fact is, as even the Wash. Post pointed out this week,
embryonic stem cell science is not as great as it has
been hyped...it isn't the cure all promised.
Truth is that adult stem cell science is and has been
far more promising.
Truth is that Bush has authorized more federal funds
for adult stem cell research than any other President -
Clinton punted on this issue for 8 years.
Fact is that Bush also authorized more embryonic stem
cell research from the lines that they already had. He
put millions into it.
Much like global warming, we're being told there is
a done deal - it's all a fact, the science is in, when in
fact, it isn't.
Why would a private company invest money into embryonic
stem cell research, when it can get paid by the federal
govt. to do it, if they can push the idea and agenda to
get it. Billions are at stake - do they invest their own
money or wait to get paid to do the research?