"Our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values,"The authors are referring to President Obama's decision to allow FEDERAL FUNDS (our tax dollars) to be used for Embryonic Stem Cell Research. The problem is that the President and the Media make it appear that there was a BAN on Embryonic Stem Cell Research. This is a GROSS DISTORTION OF THE FACTS!!!
FACT: There has NEVER been a ban on Embryonic Stem Cell Research. The ban was on using FEDERAL MONEY (our Tax Dollars) to fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research. There was NEVER a total ban on FEDERAL MONEY (our Tax Dollars) as funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research either. President Bush only baned the use of FEDERAL MONEY (our Tax Dollars) on NEW Embryonic Stem Cell Research. President Bush allowed FEDERAL MONEY (our Tax Dollars) as funding for the 21 Embryonic Stem Cell already underway when the ban was imposed.
FACT: The most promising research on Stem Cells involves Adult Stem Cells, NOT Embryonic Stem Cells. President Bush approved the use of FEDERAL MONEY (our Tax Dollars) as funding for Adult Stem Cell Research.
FACT: President Bush was the 1st President to allow ANY FEDERAL FUNDING (our Tax Dollars) for STEM CELL RESEARCH.
FACT: President Obama enabled by the sloppy, misleading reporting by the Main-Stream Media, distorts these facts to make it appear he has removed the ban which will allow "SCIENCE" to conquer all of the worst Medical Afflictions of today.
"It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda - and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology," Obama said.FACTS, POLITICAL AGENDA AND DISTORTION ARE THE TRUTH IN THIS STORY. President Obama is not being HONEST about this issue, and he is being enabled by the Main-Stream Media.
Here is the full text of President Obama's remarks. (Obama's Remarks at Stem Cell Executive Order Signing) After you read these remarks, you CANNOT, in all honesty believe President Obama DID NOT DISTORT the FACTS???