What is wrong with these people? Are they seriously jonesing that hard for the destruction of an embryo? They need their fix?
Despite Congress passing a law that federal funds couldn’t go towards the destruction of embryos, some judges know better.
A number of judges said previously that Obama can’t fund the destruction of embryos as long as long as that law is in place because his executive decisions don’t trump law. They said that he can always get the law changed if he wants but the law is the law.
But Obama didn’t have to go to all that trouble. He just needed to find another judge, one that was a little more…uhm…Constituionally flexible.
President Barack Obama’s administration can fund embryonic stem-cell research while it appeals a decision banning government support for any activity using cells taken from human embryos, an appeals court said.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today put on hold a ruling by District Judge Royce Lamberth during its review of the ban. The Justice Department argued that the judge’s decision would cause irreparable harm to researchers, taxpayers and scientific progress….
“Disruption of ongoing research will result in irreparable setbacks and, in many cases, may destroy a project altogether,” attorneys for the U.S. wrote.
So destroying a project is worse than destroying a human life. These people drive me crazy. Never mind the irreparable harm to the human life that’s destroyed.
Never mind that THERE’S A LAW AGAINST IT!!!!!!
One researcher was even quoted saying: “We’re very happy with the decision but we’re in limbo.”
Seriously? You’re really going to say that you’re in limbo when you’re talking about holding human beings frozen in a jar in perpetuity until you get funding enough to destroy them. And YOU’RE the one in limbo?
Disgusting. Government funded vampirism. That’s all it is.
September 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm
OK, seriously now, are you actually surprised at this?
September 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm
Since when has the left ever been deterred by a law, or by the Constitution?
September 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm
Change the law. One cell does not make a person. Until such a time as the law is changed ( I sincerely hope it will be) the law should be respected.
So lets just spend another eight years developing pluripotent stems cells via adult stem cell regression. A gain in knowledge to be sure, but still doesn't contribute as much as having the legal ability to research with fully pluripotent embryonic stem cells.
September 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm
This is (again, yet, still) legal positivism and the end justifying the means. Had it been an executive order banning federal funding of stem cell research, the judge would have overturned the order in a trice.
September 10, 2010 at 2:18 am
This is outrageous!!! Gee… The Democrats and activist judges violating the rule of law. What a shocker. NOT! Dems only quote from the constitution when it aids their political chicanery. But, they usually end up bypassing this constitution altogether.
We must continue to fight against the destruction of human life and the moral decay in our society.
September 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Loki: "One cell does not make a person."
The Catholic Church disagrees. Assuming that you are a Catholic and not just some random troll, I would suggest that you talk to a priest or competent moral theologian.
September 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm
The fact is that only Adult Stem cells have been found useful for cures, and not those cells of the unborn. But truth does not matter with liberal thinking, which is unbalanced and demented.
September 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm
Anonymous, there's something more important than the usefulness of the research, and that's Life.
It would likely be useful to use death row inmates as lab rats, giving them cancer and then trying new cures on them. Or (IIRC) it was useful to use Jews as test subjects for hypothermia.
But medical ethics should prevent us from experimenting on humans, or destroying human lives in order to perform research (or as a source of body parts for other, richer, more "deserving" humans), simply because those lives are humans.
It's easy to see death row inmates and Jews as human (they are, after all), but it's also easy to dismiss their humanness and excuse atrocity. But they are human, and should be treated as such. It's harder for people to see an unborn baby as human (although ultrasound helps), and easier to deny their humanity and excuse/ignore their deaths.
The only difference between me and a newly fertilized egg is developmental stage. We're both human, I'm a 37 year old adult form, and the blastocyst (or embryo, or fetus, or whatever) is a human blastocyst (embryo, fetus, etc.).