As fellow blogger, Matt, wrote on Friday, the American Pro-Death president wishes to appease and fulfill promises made to baby-killing scientists to fund the evil practice of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). He is doing so despite the fact that little or nothing has been achieved through ESCR. However, virtually all stem cell breakthroughs and accomplishments have been made using ethical adult stem cells.
Not only is ESCR unnecessary, it is wasteful of funding that could go to adult stem cell research were there has been noted success. There has been little private funding of ESCR. There is a reason. It is also morally repugnant to kill human beings for the purpose of some pie-in-the-sky unproven hope for future cures. What does this say about our society, our culture? We are barbarians at best, baby killers at worst. Shame on you President Soetoro (a/k/a Obama), because your wicked intent to allow the creation of life in order to kill it in some unfounded hope to cure some. Really, you are only enriching some research centers and scientists you will allow to blatantly murder innocent human beings.
Both the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/) and ABC are reporting that President Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) plans to rescind the Bush policy limiting federal funding for destructive human embryonic stem cell research on Monday (March 9, 2009). According to news reports, a signing ceremony will take place on Monday at 11 A.M. This despite the progress made with ethically noncontroversial stem cells, which makes expanded taxpayer funding of human embryonic research untenable.
According to the Washington Post, “proponents expect Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) will simply lift the restriction without caveats and let the NIH work out the details.” Obama has said, "I strongly support expanding research on stem cells. I believe that the restrictions that President Bush has placed on funding of human embryonic stem cell research have handcuffed our scientists and hindered our ability to compete with other nations."
OneNewsNow.com ran an AP story on its website over the weekend which quoted Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC). He spoke in opposition to this move to provide funding to misuse human beings in experimentation. He said, "Taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for experiments that require the destruction of human life. President Soetoro's (a/k/a Obama) policy change is especially troubling given the significant adult stem cell advances that are being used to treat patients now without harming or destroying human embryos."
I conclude that either the president is a fool or he is so bent on marginalizing life that he will stop short of nothing to degrade and disrespect it.
The following information was received from the Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF).
The Soetoro (a/k/a Obama) Administration is also taking action to rescind Conscience Clause regulations enacted under the Bush Administration by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Proposed Rule to rescind the Conscience Regulations has been published in the Federal Register.
The proposed rule can be read in its entirety at http://www.federalregister.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2009-05067_PI.pdf.
Excerpts of the regulation state, “The Department is proposing to rescind in its entirety the final rule entitled “Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law,” published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2008 (73 FR 78072, 45 CFR Part 88).
Commenters asserted that the rule would limit access to patient care and raised concerns that individuals could be denied access to services, with effects felt disproportionately by those in rural areas or otherwise underserved.
The Department believes that the comments on the August 2008 proposed rule raised a number of questions that warrant further careful consideration. It is important that the Department have the opportunity to review this regulation to ensure its consistency with current Administration policy.
Accordingly, we believe it would benefit the Department to review this rule, accept further comments, and reevaluate the necessity for regulations implementing the statutory requirements. Thus, the Department is proposing to rescind the December 19, 2008 final rule, and we are soliciting public comment to aid our consideration of the many complex questions surrounding the issue and the need for regulation in this area.”
You may wish to submit comments by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . (See the proposed rule for detailed information about other submission options.) You can also call or write letters:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775
According to the Proposed Rule comments should address the following:
1. Information, including specific examples where feasible, addressing the scope and nature of the problems giving rise to the need for federal rulemaking and how the current rule would resolve those problems;
2. Information, including specific examples where feasible, supporting or refuting allegations that the December 19, 2008 final rule reduces access to information and health care services, particularly by low-income women;
3. Comment on whether the December 19, 2008 final rule provides sufficient clarity to minimize the potential for harm resulting from any ambiguity and confusion that may exist because of the rule; and
4. Comment on whether the objectives of the December 19, 2008 final rule might also be accomplished through non-regulatory means, such as outreach and education.”
Information on the Conscious Clause was taken from information received from the Life Legal Defense Foundation, P.O. Box 2105, Napa CA 94558, (707) 224-6675 (http://lldf.org)