President Obama is planning to sign an executive order Monday to overturn Bush-era policy that limited federal tax dollars for embryonic stem cell research, according to administration officials familiar with the deliberations.Conservatives aren't just opposed to stem-cell research because of ethical issues, they also oppose it because there's no evidence that embryonic stem-cell research is scientifically sound or able to treat diseases. Not to mention the danger it may cause to women. For Obama to dismiss the facts on this issue just to appeal to his leftwing base displays his blatant ignorance on what concerns Americans most.
Obama's move will be hailed by advocates for those suffering from a host of afflictions, ranging from diabetes to Parkinson's disease, who believe that an expansion of stem-cell research could boost medical progress toward eradicating the debilitating diseases.
But many conservatives object to the destruction of human embryos because they contend that it ends a human life.The officials said the administration is planning a Monday event at the White House at which Obama will overturn the executive order signed by President George W. Bush in August 2001. It barred the National Institutes of Health from funding research on embryonic stem cells beyond using 60 cell lines that existed at that time.