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Stem cell funding ban to be lifted


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#11 Panthers_Lover

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:55 AM

it has nothing to do with abortions. they are left over from in-vitro fertilizations. if they aren't used for research, they are thrown away.


Would you advocate using the terminally ill for medical research that may hasten their deaths -- because, hey, they're gonna die anyway?

btw -- Clinton signed the bill forbidding federal funding for medical research involving the creation or destruction of human embryos. Bush was the one who lifted the ban for embryonic stem cell research, but only on the existing lines.

#12 Mesmer

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:57 AM

Would you advocate using the terminally ill for medical research that may hasten their deaths -- because, hey, they're gonna die anyway?


I'm still trying to figure out how that relates to rodeo's comment.:confused:

#13 Carolina Husker

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:46 AM

I've got a simple, possibly dumb question. When multiple embryos are created during invitro and not all are implanted, what happens to the excess if the parents choose not to save them for the future? Do they have to sign a bunch of papers turning the rights of them over the clinic? What does the clinic do with them on average?


They throw them in the garbage can. Which is why it's absolutely ridiculous that anyone could be against the idea of using them for medical research.

#14 MyDrunkardNC

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:49 AM

No surprise here

http://blogs.abcnews...dent-oba-7.html


A good, common-sense move. :cornut:

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:55 AM

I'm still trying to figure out how that relates to rodeo's comment.:confused:


it doesn't, not even a little bit.