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Doh ! Obama Reinstates Bush Stem Cell Rules

By Da King Published: March 16, 2009

homer simpson

Two days after President Obama reversed the Bush-era rules limiting federal funding for embryonic stem cell research to existing stem cell lines, Obama signed the spending bill into law, which....REINSTATED the Bush embryonic stem cell rules. This is not a joke:

A spending bill that Obama signed on Wednesday explicitly bans federal funding of any "research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death," language that pertains to creation of new stem cell lines.

This provision, known as the Dickey-Wicker amendment, was included in the 465-page omnibus spending bill that will fund government agencies through September. The amendment is a measure Congress has included in spending bills in every fiscal year since 1996.

Priceless.

Does anybody read these bills ? Anybody at all ? It seems not.

Click your heels together three times and say "our government knows what it's doing. Our government knows what it's doing."

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