Monday, August 23, 2010

Slapdown for Teh Won on ESCR

Gee. That's tooooooo bad.

A U.S. district court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday stopping federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research

Judge Royce Lamberth granted the injunction after finding the lawsuit would likely succeed because the guidelines violated law banning the use of federal funds to destroy human embryos.

"(Embryonic stem cell) research is clearly research in which an embryo is destroyed," Lamberth wrote in a 15-page ruling. The Obama administration could appeal his decision or try to rewrite the guidelines to comply with U.S. law.

Or Obama could simply ignore the ruling--as he did in Louisiana--and do whatever he damn well pleases.


Jim said...

This will be quickly overturned, and since the law that it was loosely based on must be renewed annually, it will be changed anyway.

The logic is that research funded TODAY using stem cell lines created in 1960 funded privately is illegal because today's funding destroys embryos in the 1960s. This argument is plainly fallacious.

Anonymous said...

Total non issue.

Dad29 said...

Or, Jim, we could ask the CORRECT question: where in the Constitution does it say that "Congress shall fund scientific projects."??