I guess I’ll open up the flood gate to some criticism and make mention to the recent signing of legislation that removes some of the barriers regarding embryonic stem cell research. I don’t even have to mention who is against it, but I just would like to say that it’s not as reckless as some want you to believe. I think USA Today provides a good Q&A analysis of the primarily arguments of the revision. Click to read the USA Today article.
The one comment that I believe rings loudest comes from a person cherished by many who are in opposition to the revision.
“I’m very grateful that President Obama has lifted the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. These new rules will now make it possible for scientists to move forward.” – Former First Lady Nancy Reagan
Now I would love to know which Republican is going to be the first to speak ill against their political ideological matriarch.
References & Inspirations Associated Press – 03/10/09 “Paralyzed RI Lawmaker Hails Stem Cell Decision” US News & World Report – 03/09/09 “60% of Americans Say Embryonic Stem Cell Research Morally Acceptable” Yahoo News/AP – 03/09/09 “Obama Opens Up Stem Cell Work, Science Inquiries” The White House – 03/09/09 “Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells”