Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Yesterday President Barack Obama took a step towards taking the morality of former President Bush out of government and out of science. President Obama lifted the federal funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. This means that for the first time since former President Bush imposed the ban in 2001 scientist in the United States can receive federal funds for doing stem cell research. Scientists in the United States now are free to CHOOSE to study and get federal funding for stem cell research. What a novel idea? A government that allows people to choose? Those who are opposed to stem cell research do not have to do it--they too have a choice, but those who wish to pursuit this type of research are free to do so as well. Hopefully President Obama extends this right to chose to the women of America as well.